Way back around the new year, I said something about finishing up some admin crap on the site, some behind the scenes stuff that needed doing. The unsexy stuff. But it bugged me that it wasn’t done, so I’ve been chipping away at a couple of projects for the past while.
And recently, I got one done! You’re gonna care!*
If you don’t have categories on your site, WP automatically marks every post as “Uncategorized.” I won’t go into why I feel that’s not better than just not having a category on a post at all (it’s tyranny, that’s what it is!). Ahem, anyway. Here on the KMA, we have two categories: Posts By James, and Posts By Aaron. Simple.
But for some reason, there was a period of about 400 posts or so where neither of us was using our namesake categories, so we ended up with all of those posts marked as Uncategorized. That bugged me, more than it would a normal person (I never said I was normal!). So, I sat here and went through all of those posts using Quick Edit in the admin section, and I unclicked each Uncategorized radio button and applied the correct KMA category to each post that needed it.
It was boring. It sucked. But now it’s done and, going forward, it’ll be easy to maintain.
For any of you dear Faithful Readers who want to read only the work of one or the other of us (read James’!), I’ve added a Categories widget to the sidebar on the right side of the main page. The dropdown menu there lets you select either of us.
Anyway, that was a lot of reading about something for which you likely couldn’t care less. But the KMA is committed to bringing you the best experience, and this unsexy stuff is just part of the full meal deal.
* sarcasm is just one of the fine features we offer here at the KMA!