In WordPress, terms are itens set to a taxonomy, i.e. when you create new categories or tags you create new terms.

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How to show a hierarchical terms list?

I have a hierarchical taxonomy called 'geographical locations'. It contains continents on a first level, and then the countries for each one. Example : Europe - Ireland - Spain - Sweden Asia - Laos - ...
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Inserting terms in an Hierarchical Taxonomy

I'm really having a few issues with inserting terms. Here is my scenario: I have a taxonomy called veda_release_type: //Release Type and Region $labels = array( 'name'=> ...
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Hierarchical taxonomy UI

I don't like the way the taxonomies are displayed within the Wordpress admin and was wondering if anyone knew the best way to hook in and change it. Currently if I select some terms within my post ...
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Get terms by taxonomy AND post_type

I have 2 custom post types 'bookmarks' and 'snippets' and a shared taxonomy 'tag'. I can generate a list of all terms in the taxonomy with get_terms(), but I can't figure out how to limit the list to ...
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How to export and import taxonomies (category, tag and/or custom taxonomy) and their terms

I want to export all Wordpress categories (no posts, just categories) from one blog to another. How can I do that ?
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Is There a Difference Between Taxonomies and Categories?

I've been reading the codex for WordPress closely and am confused about the vague definitions between what a Taxonomy is and what a Category is. For that matter, term is also a word that is used in ...
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Get Posts by Custom Post Type ,Taxonomy, and Term

Ok, so i have a Custom Post Type called "Services". This custom post type has a taxonomy called "Areas" and there's 5 terms in that taxonomy. Let's say I have 10 posts on "Services" and there's 5 ...
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Is there a way to 'Lock' a Taxonomy?

I was wondering if there was a way to prevent the addition of new categories into a taxonomy, essentially 'locking' the taxonomy. I'm programatically registering a taxonomy and filling it with terms ...
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What is 'term_group' for 'order_by' in get_terms()?

I was just reading the Codex regarding get_terms();. What exactly is the parameter 'term_group'? You can use it in (example): 'order_by' for get_terms();. Hint: I could be all terms that share the ...
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How can I create a taxonomy meta-box with search suggestions but no new terms input?

I was wondering how I could setup a taxonomy metabox on a post edit page that would be similar to the "tags" kind (with search field and automatic suggestions), but without the right to add a new ...
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Slow wp_term_relationships query

I'm running a large WP instance (currently has 28,000+ posts in custom types) and have been experiencing some odd slowdowns. Upon analyzing the MySQL slow query log, one of the problem queries is: ...
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How to get a taxonomy term name by the slug?

If I know a taxonomy term slug, how can I get that term's name?
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Large taxonomy (2000+ terms), causing WordPress to hang

I have a large taxonomy (and about to grow a lot larger) with several thousand terms in it. When I'm editing a post, there is now a significant hang when it goes to load the term list. Has anyone run ...
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Custom order of terms for custom taxonomy in admin and website

I have a custom taxonomy registered for my custom post type. I need to make it possible for a user to specify the order in which the taxonomy terms should appear (something like menu order for pages). ...
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Why does WordPress combine a term with the same name in the wp_terms table?

Add a term for a certain taxonomy with the name: Test Add another term for a different taxonomy with the same name: Test In the wp_terms table you find one record for both terms. In the ...
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List Hierarchical Term List with Count with Related Term

What I have are custom posts (of a custom post type, wps_business) that have two taxonomies (wps_location & wps_type), and I would like to list all the terms from type of a specific location. For ...
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Best pratice to make taxonomy terms translatable without changing slugs?

I have one custom taxonomy with countries and states. I'd like to make these terms translatable but I'm not sure what would be the best way to achieve this. First of all, I don't want the slugs to ...
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How to sort terms with diacritical signs?

I have list of terms which happens to be the Polish Alphabet. Here's how I list these terms: <ul> <?php $terms = get_terms("taxonomy", array('orderby' => 'title', 'hide_empty' => ...
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How can I get only parent terms?

Is there any way to get only parent terms from custom taxonomy or category?
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How to get_term_children output in alphabetical order?

How do i get output of this in alphabetical order <?php $termID = 5; $taxonomyName = 'area'; $termchildren = get_term_children( $termID, $taxonomyName ); echo '<ul>'; ...
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get term by id without taxonomy

Can I get the term by it's id without knowing to whish taxonomy it belongs? I have a meta field that stores term ids, but doesn't store the taxonomy. However, all the get_term function have taxonomy ...
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I have a term_taxonomy_id — is there an API call to get the taxonomy?

Issue: I have the term_taxonomy_id, I do not have the taxonomy name, I want to retrieve the term object without doing a direct database query. Thoughts: Well the API docs for get_term_by say that ...
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Determine if Term has Grandparent/Great-Grandparent

I have a custom taxonomy (hierarchical) for which I'm outputting the results. For example's purpose: --Drinks ----Tequila ------Reposado ------Blanco ----Beer & Wine ------Beer ------Wine ...
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wp_get_object_terms() to get a list of all the terms attached to all the posts in the current query

How can I use wp_get_object_terms() to get a list of all the terms attached to all posts in the current query? For example, for the current query I want to get an array of the terms from the "Alfa" ...
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Is there a filter/action to add content to WP admin metaboxes?

I want to add an instruction into a custom term meta-box. Is there a hook to add this or is it easiest just to use JavaScript?
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Exclude Child Terms From Parent Posts

How can I exclude the child term posts from showing up in the parent term posts output?? Right now it's duplicating in both parent and child term outputs. //Function to display posts grouped by ...
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Excluding posts from a category but only if they're not in multiple categories

I am looking to exclude a category in Wordpress. I am referring to the Wordpress Codex page on wp_query but I am having the following problem: I want to exclude posts from category 1, but if a post ...
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Retrieving custom taxonomy in order, but excluding specific tax IDs

I have a function set up and working based off the discussion in this thread: Custom taxonomy, get_the_terms, listing in order of parent > child. My version includes term links and allows me to ...
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Taxonomy slug by term ID

I'm trying to modify wp_nav_menu to display term thumbnails. To get those thumbnails I need term ID and taxonomy slug: $thumbnailimg = get_the_term_thumbnail($term_id, '$taxonomy', 'medium'); I ...
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Copy a Taxonomy Term into the Post Title for a certain Custom Post Type

I am using Gravity Forms to allow users to create posts from the front end. However, the way this site I am building is going to work, one specific Post_Type is essentially just a "Data" post. There ...
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Fast way to add countries as a custom taxonomy term?

Is there a quick way to add a list of countries as terms to a custom taxonomy called "Country"? Is there an existing import file, SQL script ect... I don't want to be there all day manually adding ...
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Formating the_terms() function output

This code: <?php the_terms($post->ID, 'type') ?> Gives: <a href="/archives/type/image" rel="tag">Tag</a> What do to if I want to display only "Tag" word, not link eg. Tag ...
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Get terms that contain posts that in turn belong to other terms?

So I have custom taxonomy called "shape" and another one called "color". If I want to get the list terms under shape that contain posts that are also present in terms under color, how do I do that? ...
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Checking if a Page has an Associated Term?

I am looking for a way to do some conditional logic on terms associated with a post. Essentially I created my own custom taxonomy for "age groups" and have created three terms for them. Kids, Teens, ...
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How to prevent new terms being added to a custom taxonomy?

I've created some custom taxonomies using register_taxonomy, but I want to prevent new terms from being added. I noticed that there is a 'capabilities' argument available in register_taxonomy, is that ...
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get_posts assigned to a specific custom taxonomy term, and not the term's children

Say I have the following taxonomy terms: Term 1 Term 1.1 Term 1.2 Term 2 Term 2.1 How can I get only posts that are assigned to Term 1 and not include those that are assigned to Term 1.1 or ...
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How to only list the child terms of a taxonomy and not their parents?

I'm creating an age select menu in the admin, populated from a taxonomy of age. The taxonomy is hierarchical as follows: 18-25 (parent, ID 183) 18 (child) 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26-30 (parent, ID ...
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get taxonomy name of current post

Hierarchical taxonomy of custom post type 'projects' > 'projects_category'. Two example 'projects_category' hierarchies would be: Big Corporates > 1st Company Name > A Post Title Small ...
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deleting terms programmatically

I already checked out this page; http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_delete_term It does not say what happens to the posts that may have been associated with this action. Hence my ...
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Custom taxonomy term as class?

I'm trying to add a class to a container within a query, ideally I'd like to use the terms from a custom taxonomy I have setup (guide-categories). As an example: <div class="myclass *taxonomy ...
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Edit post meta with checkboxes on front end

I'm trying to build an interface so that two custom fields for a custom post type can be edited on the front end with checkboxes. I'd like to display empty checkboxes if neither of those the fields ...
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What hooks/filters are there to alter selected terms on post save?

Very simple, where would I hook/filter to alter the users selection of terms when they save a post (Update or Add)? I need to hook in all instances; such as when saving a post via AJAX, saving when ...
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Are Categories, Tags and Custom Taxonomies any different in regards to SEO?

Simple question, really. I know pretty much nothing about SEO, and i'm trying to define a good structure for this clients online magazine. I already know i'll be using a few custom taxonomies along ...
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Control term order on a per-post basis

I have a taxonomy in which term order matters, but varies from post to post. So I want to be able to set the order that terms are displayed in on a per-post basis: My first post | Tagged: Apples, ...
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orphaned taxonomy terms remove by sql query

I have 3 custom post types each of these CPT's have posts that are set to auto delete via a given time scale by cron jobs, thing is when they are deleted it leaves behind orphaned taxonomy terms in ...
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post count is wrong when using same taxonomy for 2 different CPT

1 custom taxonomy registered for 2 different CPT (custom post type). When i entered to edit tag section on edit-tags.php?taxonomy=mytaxonomy&post_type=cpt1 it displays total post count of 2 ...
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wp_update_term: How could i update the “name”?

I was just looking at wp_update_term and haven't found any possibility to update the "name" of the term. My scenario is pretty simple: I got some predefined taxonomy terms in a config file like this ...
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Prevent Selected Terms Rising to the Top

When you're editing a post and select a child category or term, and update, the selected terms appear at the top ( leading to potentially confusing situations where 'foo' 'foo' and 'foo' are selected ...
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How to add terms to taxonomy with wp_insert_terms?

I have a huge excel database of locations which I want to add as terms to my current taxonomy. However, I don't know the best way to do this, as inserting manually could take weeks. I have looked at: ...
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Limit tag cloud terms by date

I've been looking for a plugin that limits the tags dislayed in the tag cloud by date. Basically, I want all tags from a certain date forward. I've searched current plugins and haven't found anything ...