Tutorial – Restore Deleted Category
This morning I accidentally deleted a category and all it’s child categories in. I was in a panic to restore the parent category and all the child categories as well. It was a very easy process so I wanted to share with you what these steps are.
Overview of How to Restore Deleted Categories:
- Go to the
- Change State to Trashed
- Select Trashed categories to restore and click ‘Publish’
- Change view back to see all Categories
1. Go to the Category Manager
The Category Manager is where all your article categories are stored and managed. You can have different settings for each category and you can also assign multiple child categories to parent categories.
- Login to your 2.5 administrator backend
- Click on ‘Content’, ‘Category Manager’
2. Change Category State to Trashed
In the Category Manager you can see all the categories and their relationships. The child categories will display under their parent categories. Here you will change the selected state to ‘Trashed’ to see all the deleted categories.
- Click on ‘Select Status’
- Click on ‘Trashed‘
3. Select Trashed categories to restore and click ‘Publish’
Now that you see all the trashed categories, you can either chose to empty the trash or to restore it. There should be a button that says ‘Restore’ but there isn’t. To restore the trashed categories is to select them via the checkbox and click on ‘Publish’.
- Use the checkbox to select the categories you wish to restore
- Click on ‘Publish‘
4. Change view back to see all Categories
After you restore your categories, it’s a good idea to change the view back to all categories. Otherwise later you will wonder where all your categories are. Just select the state and select ‘Select Status’.
- You will see success message below which means you successfully restored your trashed categories:
5 categories successfully published
- Change status back to view all categories – click on ‘Trashed’
- Select ‘-Select Status-‘
That’s it! Now you should see all your categories including the categories you restored in step 3.