Support #12676


request for Require Post Category plug-in

Added by Marilyn Weber over 2 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

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- What's the name of the plugin/theme? Require Post Category
- [plugins] In a few words, what does it do? Requires all site users to select a category for each post they create; blocks publication until a category is selected.
- How is the plugin/theme different from what's already provided on the Commons? currently there aren't plugins that enforce the use of categories to keep site content organized. This plugin is helpful for teaching and managing content on Wordpress.
- What's the potential impact? Who will use it? Instructors and site administrators/authors will use the plugin to manage posts
- Who initially made the request? Jesse Rice-Evans, web documentation and development fellow with the CUNY Humanities Alliance. We're developing our new site on the Commons and this plugin will be instrumental in keeping our content organized.
- Who is the plugin author? Josh Hartman
- Say a little bit about the release history and popularity of the plugin. How many times has it been downloaded? When was it last updated? This plugin is widely used on the OpenLab at City Tech; last updated one month ago (plugin site link here ( ) with 1000+ installations. There is help documentation and a support forum active on the plugin site.

Jesse Rice-Evans
Doctoral Candidate, English Composition and Rhetoric | CUNY Graduate Center
Web Development and Documentation Fellow | CUNY Humanities Alliance
Digital Pedagogy Fellow | OpenLab at City Tech
HASTAC Scholar 2019-2020 (

work: (646) 801-1462
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Actions #1

Updated by Boone Gorges over 2 years ago

  • Category name set to WordPress Plugins
  • Target version set to 1.16.10

Yes, this should be OK.

Actions #2

Updated by Marilyn Weber over 2 years ago

Great! When will it be available? Do you need the student's URL for it?

Actions #3

Updated by Boone Gorges over 2 years ago

It'll be part of the next scheduled release, Tuesday April 28. At that point, the plugin will be available for anyone to activate.

Actions #4

Updated by Boone Gorges over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Staged for Production Release
Actions #5

Updated by Boone Gorges over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Staged for Production Release to Resolved

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