Again a nasty bug – v1.0.6

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As you might know, even from the news, there was a long weekend in Hungary because of our National Memorial Holiday for the Revolution in 1956. So for these days I was not haunting bugs, just resting and stuff.

But today I’ll came back to work, and also I’ve picked up the plugin developement as well.
For the last hour I was debuging together with Joakim, who I also send a big thank you. Not just for reporting a bug, but creating a test environment, that I can reproduce the bug.

So, another bugfix release is out.
Eat it, until it’s hot πŸ˜‰

October 24th 2007 Releases

40 Responses to “Again a nasty bug – v1.0.6”

  1. Tony Says:

    Do you think it’s possible to fix the display issue on the dashboard panel when using Tiger Style Administration 3.0?

    The plugin can be found here:

    Basically it causes the lists to scrunch up on the right. Clearing out tiger.css will fix the problem, so it is their fault — but most plugins still display fine. Perhaps there’s a way to rewrite how you do your category lists to be compatible.

  2. DjZoNe Says:

    Thank you for this bugreport.
    I’ll try to fix this, in the next release πŸ™‚

  3. Ouranos Says:

    Hi Djzone,

    I read in your readme.txt :
    = If I post in one category that is hidden, and another one as well, which is not. What will happen? Then, your post won’t be hidden. This plugin only hides your post, if all of the defined categories selected for exclusion.

    I was not so happy reading this, while i’m looking for a plugin thats allows me to set an “exclude” category (originally from homepage, your plugin is more extensive) but lets me organize my content in categories freely.
    So, I tried to check and … surprise. I chose two categories for my test post, one “home-hidden” and the other one “home-visible” and the post didn’t show on my home page …

    What have’nt I understood ? I’m running WordPress 2.3
    Very useful plugin though. I was using semi-opt-in but it doesn’t work anymore with 2.3.
    Thanks for your time.F.

  4. Ouranos Says:

    So, I’m answering to myself. This behaviour (see previous comment) happens only with the … uncategorized … category. So, I have to look further for my plugin, yours is working exactly like you described it … ;o)

  5. DjZoNe Says:

    Ouranos, the original idea was to create some kinds of subpages of the blog.
    I mean each subpage is unique category.
    Your are right, my plugin can’t handle multiple categories, but I’m planing to add support for that πŸ™‚

  6. starfi3ld Says:

    Hi DJZoNe!

    I just came across your pluigin and it is exactly the plugin that I’m looking for! but the problem that I’m getting is that it does not work together with my theme. I’m using i3theme… the same theme that my website is using πŸ˜€ My website is as you can see… when I activate it, ACE screws up my theme…

  7. Ouranos Says:

    *****DJ said : “Ouranos, the original idea was to create some kinds of subpages of the blog. I mean each subpage is unique category. Your are right, my plugin canÒ€ℒt handle multiple categories, but IÒ€ℒm planing to add support for that”*********

    That would be great ! I was looking for a plugin to exclude posts from the homepage (without limiting the category management for the post) and didn’t find anything working fine with wp 2.3 (I found some old plugins). I think this feature would really be loved by those who wants something like a CMS-like control on their homepage. With that kind of feature and something like wp-sticky which give you control of your post positions, It would be really easy. Though, i don’t understand why it’s not a native feature of good blog scripts. I mean, i understand historical reasons, but a lot of people who could have been attracted by a good blog choose a CMS script because of this lack of control.

  8. starfi3ld Says:


    I just double checked it, my theme is no longer screwed up, the only problem left is that when I activate the plugin, My homepage showed the first post I ever made on the blog not on the most recent post… So how do I go around with this?

  9. Malik Says:

    I’m having a similar problem with the “recent posts” widget in my category template page. The plugin is causing it to display the oldest posts first. It also seems to have corrupted my rss feed, causing it to flag the oldest posts as new. Any idea why that’s happening?

  10. DjZoNe Says:

    I’ll have to investigate it.
    To be honest I’m using a self-patched version of get recent comments, maybe that’s why I’m not having those issue.

    Please drop me a mail to djz [at] djz dot hu with the list of plugins you use, the database engine version you have (mysql 4.0/4.1/5.0/5.1).

    Thank you guys, for reporting πŸ™‚

  11. belgaumashrama Says:

    Thanks DjZoNe! After I found your fantastic plug-in, It was necessary for me to maintain only one blog instead of two!

    But, just only one problem. When a reader browses one post at a time (essentially using single.php) he encounters posts in the ‘hidden’ category also. I am using Zeke 2-column theme.

    Thanks in advance for your advice.

  12. root88 Says:

    I have installed this version of the plug-in and I am having problems. When I go to the ACE Dashboard, not all of my categories show, so I can’t hide some of them. Do you know what the problem is?

  13. Markus Says:

    Hi there! Thank you so much for this plugin! I searched almost an hour to find an easy to use plugin like this which is compatible with WP 2.3!

  14. mark Says:

    nice! πŸ™‚

  15. Hernan Silva Says:

    Same problem as root88:
    Some of my categories are not displayed in ACE dashboard.
    Any help or suggestion?

    Ty for this great plugin.

  16. tabris Says:

    # Hernan Silva Says:
    December 6th, 2007 at 1:33 am

    Some of my categories are not displayed in ACE dashboard.
    Any help or suggestion?

    ====I found it, too!

  17. ovidiu Says:

    I have another bug, which occurs with wp 2.3.1 and your plugin 1.06 and dev version 1.1

    if you go to my testpage: click on the latest post, then you will see that you can click on next post, and you will get to see a post, which is in the only category allowed on the frontpage, and only in that category, but it is still not displayed on the homepage…

    I have no clue why… btw. it is the only post I made after activating your plugin, the other psots were made before…

  18. ovidiu Says:

    oh, and version 1.1 does not work with plugins that change the backend admin menu, i.e.

  19. DjZoNe Says:

    Wow πŸ™‚

    Thank you for these reports ovidiu πŸ™‚

    The navigation bug exists from the begining.
    I’ll try to find a solution, but it looks hard right now.

    I’ll give a further explanation for that.

  20. ovidiu Says:

    it also could be slug/name related, I remembered, that the category is called Miscellaneous but the slug is blog…
    ACE Dashboard shows me Miscellaneous not blog, it seems to see the ncategroy name… strange though that all old posts appear !?

  21. whelping Says:

  22. Marco Says:

    Hi DjZoNe, First, Great plugin! Second, I was wondering if I could exclude categories in my head.php on the subnav? I added this (‘is_header’=>’Header’) to the ACE plugin code and it shows up on ACE Dashboard but when I select categories from the list it doesn’t seem to work.

    Any help would be very appreciated!



  23. Matt Says:

    Can this check to see if the user is logged in to the site and if so show the category, if not send them to the home page?

  24. heels Says:

    very nice article πŸ™‚

  25. Ron Says:

    I have been looking for “this plugin” for a very long time. Outstanding effort.

  26. Robert Says:

    I have noticed that this does not exclude the category from the categories list, I am using a widgitized sidebar, is there anyway around this?

  27. DjZoNe Says:

    Robert, thank you for the idea, I’ll try to implent it to the next version πŸ˜‰

  28. Karl Says:

    Good job on the plugin, it does what we hard-coded templates with if/else calls beforehand. I have one question though – while it hides certain posts from being shown, it doesn’t seem to hide the year-list, for example I’ve set my archive to only show one folder and it has posts from 2007 and 2008. There are also some other posts from 2005. I then have a menu made up with:

    and get 2008, 2007 and 2005. Do you know if there’s a way to only show the years for the categories one sets with your plugin? Or alternatively how one would hardcode it to only show the years for posts from a specific category based on ID?

    Thanks, Karl

  29. Karl Says:

    Well, after having spent part of the day searching, trawling through Google, I actually managed to find a plugin which allows you to add a category variable for the wp_get_categories tag.

    This allows you to set which categories to show.

  30. Karl Says:

    Sorry for the multiple posts, but above it was meant to say wp_get_archives and not wp_get_categories.

  31. Matias Says:

    Sorry for asking this, but can is there is a way of making it non excluyent XD
    for example I want that in the front page the only category shown to be news. Because I can’t find a ood plug in and I’m not experienced enough top be touching the code by myself.

  32. Lodoss Says:

    Great plugin, but there’s a bug (on my install, at least):
    On my sidebar I place the ‘recent posts’ widget. On the front page, everything looks fine – ACE has excluded the proper categories, and the ‘recent posts’ widget reflects the correct front page posts as well.
    However, if I visit any category page, the ‘recent posts’ widget forgets about excluded categories and instead shows all of the latest posts from the entire blog, including ones from categories that have been excluded.
    Is it a simple fix I could do? Thanks

  33. DjZoNe Says:

    Currently there is no widget support, but I plan to do develope it shortly πŸ™‚

  34. MaidaNet Says:

    I’ve run into the same issue as root88, Hernan Silva and tabris…

    I only have 3 categories, and the one category that I would like to exclude, does not show up under the ACE Dashboard.

    Any ideas on why that is and how I can fix it?

  35. DjZoNe Says:

    Try out the developer version.

  36. dq Says:

    Hi DJ,

    I was having the same problem as a few other users, one of my categories was mysteriously not showing up in the ACE lists of categories. I tried the dev version and it didn’t solve the problem.

    It turned out to be because of the exclude variable in ace_page_categories(). When I changed the ec3 else exclude to ” from ‘exclude=2’, the category I was missing (ID #2) showed up.

  37. DjZoNe Says:

    In most recent versions of WP, category 1 is reserved for “Uncategorized” and 2 is for Blogroll. Anyway, I’ll update the developement version, to fine tune this option.

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  39. Matt Olson Says:

    Seems like wordpress needs a front page option. All other posts can be scrolled in widgets or side bars.

    We need to be able to get a home page field in editor.

  40. Liza Says:

    If you ever want to see a reader’s feedback πŸ™‚ , I rate this post for four from five. Detailed info, but I have to go to that damn yahoo to find the missed bits. Thanks, anyway!