I have a custom taxonomy which I want to behave in the same way that tags do on the post edit screen, instead of how categories appear. I have tried passing in the 'show_tagcloud' => true attribute, but it is still behaving like categories.

  • What does "it behaving like categories not tags" mean?
    – s_ha_dum
    May 28 '15 at 6:34
  • Means not as wordpress default tags
    – Chandresh
    May 28 '15 at 6:36
  • 3
    Set hierarchical to false when you register your taxonomy :-) May 28 '15 at 6:38

Pass this argument in register_taxonomy(),

'hierarchical' => false,

or use following links

How to Add Tags to Custom Post Type?

Adding post tags to custom post types

  • I'm not so sure why you would set _builtin to true - are you sure this is correct?
    – shea
    Jun 3 '15 at 2:24
  • Also, those two links are unreleated to this question - they specify adding the built-in tags taxonomy to a custom post type, where as this question refers to making a custom taxonomy behave similar to the built-in tags taxonomy.
    – shea
    Jun 3 '15 at 2:26

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.