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BUG: Colon in Category Name Prevents Saving

  1. I've built a form for front-end submission of a custom post type. The form takes a title, excerpt, body, and category (drop down). I'm using the Gravity Forms + Custom Post Types plugin, although I don't think that's related to this issue.

    When I try to set a category that has a colon in its name (e.g. "Day: Windy"), the category is not saved. Choose a category without the colon or use a hyphen in its place (Day - Windy) and it works fine.

    This is easy to work around, but it took me quite a while just to figure out what was going on. If possible, a fix to this issue would be great!

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday April 13, 2012 | Permalink