I'm building a database of cities as a part of a "location" taxonomy. In order for the terms to render, as far as I've found, they need to have some type of content associated with them. My work-around is to create a "placeholder" post, assign it to the respective terms, then move it to the trash.
So, first, if you have any suggestions for a better way to get the terms to display without yet having content associated with them, please let me know!
Otherwise, what's the best way to bulk assign terms to a custom post?