i've some problem with customization of quick edit box in a custom taxonomy page.

This is my code:

function lnw_quick_edit_custom_box($column_name, $screen, $name) {

if ( $screen !== 'edit-tags' ) return;

if ($column_name == 'special_star') {

    <div id="my-custom-content" class="inline-edit-col-special_star">
            <span class="title"><?php _e('Special Star', 'my-theme'); ?></span>
            <span class="input-text-wrap">
            <select name="term_meta[special_star]" id="special_star_val">
            <option value="0">No</option>
            <option value="1">Sì</option>
jQuery('a.editinline').on('click', function(){

    var now = jQuery(this).closest('tr').find('td.column-special_star').text();


    if (now.charAt(0)=='S') {now_i = '1';};
    if (now.charAt(0)=='N') {now_i = '0';};


    jQuery('#special_star_val').val( now_i );

add_action('quick_edit_custom_box', 'lnw_quick_edit_custom_box', 10, 3);

Code seems to work correctly because now and now_i variables are populated by correct values, but jQuery('#special_star_val').val( now_i ) don't select the right option of select field.

I don't understand why...

thanks a lot! Danilo


If you have multiple <a href="#" class="editinline">#</a> your jQuery should use on() to save memory. Add .editinline selector to attach the function (handler) to multiple elements (in this case — <body> children)

jQuery('body').on('click', '.editinline', function(){

    var now = jQuery(this).closest('tr').find('td.column-special_star').text();


    if (now.charAt(0)=='S') {now_i = '1';};
    if (now.charAt(0)=='N') {now_i = '0';};look like this


    jQuery('#special_star_val').val( now_i );


If you have single, you can use click() which is a shortcut to on('click', '...', '...'):



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