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Unable to post to any categories after adding multilevel subcategories

The option to post to a specific category is gone. The Category: drop down is missing, and when I click "Start new Discussion" when browsing a category, it is not posted to that category, or no categories at all, for that matter.


  • Having the same issue with my board after upgrading from Vanilla 1. All discussions are posted to the first category and they don't get an option to change that.
  • Same problem for me. A workaround is to keep flat categories, disable category, and then enable category again (from the dashboard).
  • Are you saying I can't enable nested categories at all?
  • ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff
    Can you edit your member role and see what the permissions are? What you want to check out is the default category permissions.
  • I'm an admin (since I set up the forums) and I have all permissions for Default category permissions: Add, Announce, Close, Delete, Edit, Sink, and View.
  • ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff
    It sounds like you don't have categories enabled. What do you see when you go to categories in your dashboard?
  • Categories were already enabled when I installed Vanilla. I checked, after making a few non-nested categories, and there is a combobox to select which category to post in. After creating nested categories, the combobox disappears and Starting a new discussion, even from a specific category, makes the discussion appear in a "limbo" or sorts, in no category at all.
  • ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff
    We fixed this problem and released the fix. Thanks for the help.
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