Fix Not Being Able To Add New Categories With Intuitive Category Checklist For WordPress

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If you use a large amount of categories on your WordPress site, you will find that things get very very messy with a huge amount of categories showing up in the input box. One brilliant way to resolve this is to use a plugin called Intuitive Category Checklist. The good side, is the plugin creates a collapsible tree for all of your categories, the bad side is that you cannot add new categories when using the newer versions of wordpress. The plugin has been abandoned for over 2 years now, so its unlikely that we are going to get an update for this. We are going to have ot take matters into our own hands to maintain this awesome plugin!

Before making any changes to the live file, please make a backup in the event that something goes wrong. Go to your plugin directory and open up the file called “intuative-category-checklist.php” inside the plugin folder. Replace the entire contents of the file with the code below and it should resolve the issue with not being able to add new categories in the edit page.

Adding new categories, will show up at the top of the category box. While they do appear to have ignored the hierarchy of the categories, everything is fine. Its a visual issue, if you refresh the page everything will show up correctly. If anyone wants to work on a fix for this let me know in the comments below and i will update this post.

 

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