Removing blog tags (deleted blog entries)7 users found helpful
I will wish to activate the blog on my website which I am currently re-creating in Concrete5. I deleted the sample blog entry, but still have the tags from it left over (i.e. "composer", "hello", "world" & "first post".
I'm struggling to find where I can remove these.
Any helpful hints?
Thanks and greetings from Ipswich in England, the first Saxon settlement in the country.
In the Dashboard, under Page and Themes is the Attributes section. There, the last listing is "Other," and the only entry in the vanilla install is "Tags." It's in here that all the tags are listed with the ability to order them and a button to delete them.
That said, the delete button isn't working for me, and so I still haven't been able to delete those same tags myself.
Wish I could be more help.
Now if someone could figure out for me why they won't delete. I was able to change them at one point, and so now I've got three blank tags just sitting in my tag list -- each a separate, blank tag -- that cannot be deleted and just look nasty in the list.
Anyone have any clue what I should do? Maybe cull them from the database directly? Which table to tags live in exactly?
I then made a new tag (Dashboard -> Attributes -> Tags) and now the Blog page only shows this new tag! All the old default ones went away (composer, first post, etc).
It's not really the answer as you can see it ends with:
"That said, the delete button isn't working for me, and so I still haven't been able to delete those same tags myself."
And his follow-up response:
"Now if someone could figure out for me why they won't delete. I was able to change them at one point, and so now I've got three blank tags just sitting in my tag list -- each a separate, blank tag -- that cannot be deleted and just look nasty in the list... Anyone have any clue what I should do?"
Nobody ever answered him. And he's the guy who's answer was marked green.
That was the answer to the initial question and the thread starter has marked an answer to his question.
If you have trouble with deleting the tags, I would suggest starting a new thread explaining what you have done and also give some information regarding your setup (as in blocks installed/in use, your environment, logged errors if you got them, overrides and so on).
Tags on the Blog page seem to accumulate tags from the sub pages (good) but when tags from the sub pages are deleted, the Blog page still lists them (bad) - I think it should auto update and clean out the bad ones.
The solution of going to the dashboard / attributes and deleting the offending tags manually works when you are logged in to your concrete5 site. But as soon as you log out - the pages have the offending old tags still there. And viewing the site from a different machine (using two different browsers) still shows the old tags.
As soon as I log in to concrete5 - the offending tags disappear again (from the Blog summary page and from the relevant subpages). This seems like a bug. I am running concrete18.104.22.168.
So I should clear the cache whenever I fiddle with site metadata?!
I usually go with: "When in doubt, clear the cache"
I thought I just share that with the frustrated designers out there ;)
I went to the dashboard, clicked sitemap and a sitemap came up and the clicked on the entries I wanted to remove and a menu came up. Select "delete".