[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #4821: wp_list_categories() messes up the current category

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#4821: wp_list_categories() messes up the current category
 Reporter:  xtc62    |       Owner:  anonymous 
     Type:  defect   |      Status:  new       
 Priority:  low      |   Milestone:  2.4 (next)
Component:  General  |     Version:  2.1.3     
 Severity:  trivial  |    Keywords:            
 I tried on my blog to list the latest 5 posts from some of my categories
 so I used a "second loop" like this:
 <?php query_posts('cat=5&showposts=5');
 and then the usual loop routine with
 <?php while( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>
 <?php endwhile; ?>
 After this I wanted to list all of my categories using the
 wp_list_categories() but  found out that even if I was under category with
 ID=6(for example) the category with ID=5 was still the one classed with
 "current-cat". I'm shure it has to do something with that "second loop"
 thing since the category that is being marked as current is the last for
 which I've called the loop for and if I call the wp_list_categories()
 before the second loops it works all right.

 I'm not sure if this is a bug or a feature but if it's the former this I
 think would be the best place to start fixing it:
 //wp-includes/category-template.php around line 245
 if ( is_category() )
      $r['current_category'] = $wp_query->get_queried_object_id();
 The logic in Walker_Category::start_el() seems correct.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4821>
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