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Someone please update as to whether or not this has been fixed (newest SVN files) by testing on their archive. Thank you!

Whoever said nothing is impossible never tried slamming a revolving door.

Posted : 04/10/2010 3:36 am
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I'm sorry it's taken me this long to update.  I just sort of stopped/gave up on the archive.

I updated it to 3.5.1, and it works on Google Chrome, but not with IE 8, not even under compatibility view.  I don't have Firefox, but I can get the feature to work on Opera.

Topic starter Posted : 19/01/2011 6:20 pm
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The current version is 3.5.3.

Posted : 20/01/2011 10:56 am

I had exactly the same problem, tried everything suggested here, nothing helped.
Asked a pro, found the solution!
There is nothing wrong with eFiction itself, problem file is php.ini (which is actually what runs php). It seems that mine (run at localhost) had a bug that caused errors to be added i.e. to the beginning of categorylist.php. That was the reason why sub-category listings were not showed.
After repairing the php.ini, everything works fine.

Posted : 11/08/2011 12:57 pm

I am having a similar problem to the ones posted here about sub-categories. I've done a search and been through all the solutions that have been suggested on various threads, but I still cannot click on the expand button next to my category, and when I'm on the submission page, clicking on the parent category doesn't bring up the list of sub-categories.

The site is

I'm still very new to the coding side of things and therefore if anyone could explain how I might be able to fix things in idiot terms, I'd be very grateful!

It seems to be a problem across IE, FF and Chrome, and I've done several reinstalls and cache clearing.

URL to your eFiction:
Version of eFiction: 3.5.3
Have you bridged eFiction, if so with what?: no
Version of PHP: can be found out from your host: 5.2
Version of MySQL: can be found out from your host: 5.1
Do you have a test account for us? Yes  user: admin_test, password: test123

I'm not sure whether it's still okay to post here but this is driving me a little bit insane so I was hoping someone might have the answer 🙂

Posted : 19/11/2011 9:01 pm

Hi. I'm having exactly the same problem as sky17 and the original poster. Subcategories don't show when I attempt to publish a story, plus sign next to the categories in the admin area doesn't work, etc. I created two different sites using eFiction 3.5.3, and the same thing happened on both, even when I changed the skin or tried to view it in another browser. (Tried IE, Firefox and Chrome.) Has a solution for that ever been found?

My website:
Version: 3.5.3
PHP version: 5.2.
MySQL version: 5.1
Not bridged

Also, I should probably warn you that some of the links on the website are in Portuguese. Admin area is mostly still in English, though.

Edit: forgot to say I searched the forum before posting this and tried everything that's been suggested so far.

Edit2: Nevermind, I think I got it. After looking at sky17's website, I realized that we have the same host in common, so I did a quick search and it appears that 00webhost secretly inserts tracking codes and other stuff in its websites. That's the reason why the buttons weren't working. After I installed eFiction on another hosting site, they worked just fine.

Posted : 10/05/2013 7:37 am
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