Which files do i edit to make the textarea for tag & cat description bigger?

Or maybe there's an easier way through functions.php to save having to do it every-time i update wp?


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Hook onto the edit-tags page and insert some additional styling to adjust the textarea, the ID remains the same for post tags, categories and i think other taxonomies to..

Adjust CSS for taxonomy management page

Example only, tailor to suit you needs.

add_action( 'admin_print_styles-edit-tags.php', 'resize_description_field' );
function resize_description_field() {
    <style type="text/css">
        textarea#tag-description { height:300px!important; }

Hope that helps..

  • Thanks works well. Also needed textarea#description id for the edit screens.
    – Carpy
    Dec 3, 2010 at 11:01
  • No problem, you're welcome.. ;)
    – t31os
    Dec 3, 2010 at 11:12

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