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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#19705 closed enhancement (wontfix)

better taxonomy query URL syntax

Reported by: misterbisson's profile misterbisson Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.3
Component: Query Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:


Problem: WP's native taxonomy URL syntax supports logical OR/IN and AND operations, but not NOT IN. Blog post with more rambling: .

Solution: the attached patch extends the URL syntax to support these logical operators.

  • Taxonomy terms are separated by commas (it preserves support for the old +separated syntax).
  • Terms prepended with a + are required (AND)
  • Terms prepended with a - are excluded (NOT IN)
  • All other terms are simply IN


Working examples (at least until I revert my site):

About the patch:

The patch disables the special handling of tags. This is just to narrow the scope of work necessary to demonstrate a working patch.

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Change History (3)

#1 @vhauri
12 years ago

+1 for this patch and the functionality it adds.

#2 @wonderboymusic
11 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Not quite sure that's "better" - the URL isn't the greatest place to introduce logical AND as + - this seems to only make sense if you are using your URL as a user input for searching. Filtering pre_get_posts to alter tax_query and do a custom intersection is the suggested approach here.

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