I seem to be having an issue where EE 1.6.8 doesn't seem to like the changes I'm making to the site.

For example. I've changed a category name from 'Contact / Careers' to 'Contact' but on the site it still shows 'Contact / Careers'. I've cleared browser & server cache, as well as EE cache and it's still doing this.

Looking in the DB shows the category is 'Contact' - So i'm a bit stumped as to where this name is still being pulled from.

Another weird thing... Is if I specify what categories to show using the category="2" tag, it shows 'Contact'!!!!!

What is going on?!





{exp:weblog:category_archive weblog="{weblog}" style="linear" show_empty="yes"}


        <h3><span><a href="#" title="{category_name}">{category_name}</a></span></h3>


            <div class="tabs{category_id}">
                <ul class="subNav">
                    {exp:weblog:entries weblog="{weblog}" category="{category_id}" sort="asc"} 
                        <li><a href="#{url_title}" title="{title}">{title}</a></li>

                {exp:weblog:entries weblog="{weblog}"  category="{category_id}"} 
                    <div id="{url_title}" class="col-container">

                        <div class="col2 left">

                        <div class="col2 right end">






  • Show us the code!
    – Sobral
    Jun 7, 2013 at 10:55
  • Is it hard coded into the template? Was the category url title updated?
    – Siebird
    Jun 7, 2013 at 16:28
  • @RobsonSobral Code added to the original question
    – Jason Mayo
    Jun 11, 2013 at 9:32
  • @Siebird The Cat ID is pulled in dynamically... But the Cat Name it's pulling through, doesn't even exist in the database... But when I hard code in a Cat ID... It pull the correct one through that is in the database
    – Jason Mayo
    Jun 11, 2013 at 9:33
  • Now contemplating that this is a parse order issue. Just saw you wrote that the category_id only works when you put it in manually versus dynamically. Have you contemplated using Stash to set the category ID and then instead of {category_id} within the channel entries loop, use the Stash get? Another option: embed templates for the channel:entries loop sections?
    – lealea
    Jun 13, 2013 at 4:11

3 Answers 3


Take a look here... make sure "Cache Dynamic Section Queries? " is set to "NO"

You can find this setting here in the CP: Admin › Section Administration › Global Section Preferences

It's also possible that your EE cache isn't clearing for some reason so I'd suggest FTPing to the server and manually clearing the cache directories.

  • It looks like it wasn't clearing the cache! Deleting it through FTP solved this. Cache Dynamic Section Queries was already set to no. Thanks :)
    – Jason Mayo
    Jun 13, 2013 at 13:04
  • Yeah! Sounds like the permissions on your cache directory aren't set correctly perhaps... Need help with that?
    – Anna_MediaGirl
    Jun 13, 2013 at 16:19
  • It was set to 777, and it still couldn't delete it - which was weird! Thanks for your help :)
    – Jason Mayo
    Jun 14, 2013 at 9:09
  • Weird. Maybe delete and recreate the directory?
    – Anna_MediaGirl
    Jun 14, 2013 at 22:29

Jason - Have a look at any .htaccess within the path of your install. This could be re-writting the urls...


Make sure that the Category Name/Category URL Title has no duplicate. For example, if you have the same category name in two different category groups, that might freak it out perhaps?

e.g. if you have a recipe website, say you have a Category Group called Lunch and another called Dinner. Both could have categories called "Soup."

  • There is only one category group, and the category got removed then added back in so theres none with duplicate titles or url titles :(
    – Jason Mayo
    Jun 11, 2013 at 20:17

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