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When hierarchical taxonomies (like categories) have lots of terms it gets difficult selecting them in the admin interface. A UI solution would be a search-box (like non-hierarchical taxonomies / tags have). Or even better, an added javascript search box to filter the taxonomy tree.

There's a similar older question Use tag interface for hierarchical taxonomy? but the solution applies to manually declaring taxonomies, while I use a plugin (Custom Post types UI) so I don't know how to handle this.

  • If the linked solution works, and so it seems, your Q is how to apply a working solution to a 3rd party plugin code. And, sorry, but that sort of Q is off-topic. – gmazzap Oct 7 '14 at 11:05
  • I didn't know that, though, my question is about generally handling large hierarchical taxonomies - say even the default 'categories' - which don't imply any plugin. I have linked to the previous question to show I did my research - and that solution isn't ideal either, it doesn't allow adding new terms so, just filtering terms/nodes from the taxonomy tree would be a better workaround. – pax Oct 7 '14 at 16:17

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