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Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 6 weeks ago

#16460 new feature request

Category/tag converter should support all public taxonomies

Reported by: sillybean Owned by:
Milestone: WordPress.org Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0
Component: Import Keywords: has-patch needs-testing needs-refresh
Focuses: Cc:


The category to tag converter should let you convert terms to custom taxonomies, if any are defined. I'm attaching a rewrite of the plugin based on 1.5.2, which included support for post formats.

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wpcat2tag-importer.png (82.8 KB) - added by sillybean 5 years ago.
What it looks like with some of my test taxonomies
wpcat2tag-importer.php (12.2 KB) - added by sillybean 5 years ago.
Added a couple of checks to exclude nav menus

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Change History (10)

@sillybean5 years ago

What it looks like with some of my test taxonomies

@sillybean5 years ago

Added a couple of checks to exclude nav menus

comment:1 @duck_5 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to WordPress.org

Awesome. Will be testing out later, needed to do some thorough testing of the post format stuff and look over that todo list again anyway. (P.S. stolen my idea :P)

comment:2 @scribu5 years ago

Would be nice if the hierarchy was preserved when converting from one hierarchical taxonomy to another.

comment:3 @scribu5 years ago

That would also put some pressure on the taxonomy caching bugs, such as #14485

comment:4 @scribu5 years ago

Finally, I would like to suggest an alternative UI: adding a new bulk action to wp-admin/edit-tags.php.

I've taken this approach in the Term Management Tools plugin.

comment:5 @sillybean5 years ago

Hmm, could preserve the parents if they're also being converted, I suppose. I'll take a look later.

I'm conflicted on the bulk edit idea. It would be simpler, but... too simple, maybe, for something that isn't an everyday operation.

comment:6 @sillybean4 years ago

Posting here so I don't lose it: bug report from forum testers.

comment:7 @sabreuse3 years ago

  • Cc sabreuse added

comment:8 @chriscct76 weeks ago

  • Keywords needs-refresh added
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