My blog has labels with some weird signs in front of them, with no posts - how do I get rid of these labels?
The problem is that you won't find these odd labels indexed in "Edit Posts" - so how do you remove them?
What you'll find - if your blog shows these weird labels - is that posts, newly published or updated during the maintenance release rollback time span, will have label strings where the commas (which should separate each individual label) have been replaced by these odd characters - and your labels for the problem posts have been trashed.
The good news is that this should not be too hard to clean up. You just have to edit the labels, one post at a time.
- Edit each post, newly published or updated during the time of chaos.
- Copy and paste the entire contents of the Labels window into any text editor.
- Edit the string of text - remove any garbage characters, and add commas separating each label.
- When you have the Labels looking as they should in your text editor, copy and paste the entire text string into the Labels window in the post, and replace everything in the Labels window.
- Publish the post, again.
Hoping that you didn't publish too many posts during the chaos, just take a few minutes, and clean up. You'll be done in less time than it took me to write this, most likely.