I have a user post form set up so they are required to choose a category from a list (using dropdown or radio buttons because it must be only 1 category) for their post.
I ran into these problems:
1) If I use the dropdown menu method (with a placeholder selected), users seem to be able to post without selecting a category (even though I have that required field option on. If I switch off placeholder than they are able to post with just the first category listed on the menu (without actually selecting it)
2) If I use the radio button method, users are correctly forced to choose a category but unfortunately the result is placed in the wrong category (actually into the default root category). And then the category data seems to be wiped out, reverting to "Uncategorized"
(and yes, I checked that I don't have the field set to "Admin Only")
How can I fix this?
This functionality is critical to what I'm using Gravity Forms for. Without it, I'll have to try another way of submitting user posts