Strange Subject Mismatch in Catalog

Hello,

I help to administer a consortial instance of PressBooks that we host ourselves. Right now our catalog has just one book in it, with the subject “Musical Instruments”. However, in the catalog itself, the “Filter by Subject” dropdown only contains one subject - “Medicine & Nursing” (despite the fact that we have no books on that subject in our PB instance). “Musical Instruments” does not appear as a subject available to select among the catalog filters.

Here’s the catalog showing under “All Subjects” just “Medicine and Nursing” alongside the book information for our only public-facing book (showing the subject “Musical Instruments”):

Is there something we need to do to get our Catalog to index the subject information for our book correctly - or perhaps this is a bug - or we’re just not understanding how those catalog filters are meant to work? Thanks for any advice!

-Lauren

Hi @Lauren_Magnuson – that looks unusual – it may well be a bug. Can you share the URL for your network catalogue and the book in question so we can look into it further? It would also be helpful to have the contents of your network’s diagnostics page (which can be found at https://[yournetworkurl]/wp/wp-admin/options.php?page=pressbooks_diagnostics)

Thanks @SteelWagstaff! Here’s the URL of our catalog:

I’ll put the output in the next post because Discourse will only let me put 1 URL per post. :slight_smile:

and here’s the output of our diagnostics page:

System Information

Root Blog Info

Root Blog ID: 1
Root Blog URL: https://pressbooks.palni.org/

Browser

Platform: OS X
Browser Name: Chrome
Browser Version: 87.0.4280.88
User Agent String: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_11_6) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/87.0.4280.88 Safari/537.36

WordPress Configuration

Network URL:
Network Type: Subdirectory
Version: 5.5.3
Language: en_US
WP_ENV: Not set
WP_DEBUG: Disabled
Memory Limit: 64M

Pressbooks Configuration

Version: 5.17.2
Root Theme: Aldine
Root Theme Version: 1.8.0

Pressbooks Dependencies

Epubcheck: Installed
Kindlegen: Installed
xmllint: Installed
PrinceXML: Installed
Saxon-HE: Not Installed

Must-Use Plugins

hm-autoloader.php: n/a

Network Active Plugins

GA Google Analytics: 20201120
Pressbooks: 5.17.2
Really Simple SSL: 4.0.5
UpdraftPlus - Backup/Restore: 1.16.43
WP Mail SMTP: 2.5.1

Root Blog Active Plugins

GA Google Analytics: 20201120
Pressbooks: 5.17.2
Really Simple SSL: 4.0.5
UpdraftPlus - Backup/Restore: 1.16.43
WP Mail SMTP: 2.5.1

Inactive Plugins

Akismet Anti-Spam: 4.1.7
DreamHost Panel Login: 1.0.0
Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights: 7.14.0
Jetpack by WordPress.com: 9.2.1
OptinMonster: 2.0.3
Pressbooks: 5.14.2
WPForms Lite: 1.6.4.1
WP Super Cache: 1.7.1

Server Configuration

PHP Version: 7.4.11
MySQL Version: 5.7.29
Webserver Info: Apache

PHP Configuration

Safe Mode: Disabled
Memory Limit: 500M
Upload Max Size: 512M
Post Max Size: 512M
Upload Max Filesize: 512M
Time Limit: 120
Max Input Vars: 1000
URL-aware fopen: On (1)
Display Errors: N/A

PHP Extensions

OPcache: Disabled
XDebug: Disabled
cURL: Supported
cURL Version: 7.58.0
imagick: Installed
xsl: Installed