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Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#19851 new enhancement

wp_dropdown_categories should add category slug as class to each option.

Reported by: jackreichert Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version:
Component: Taxonomy Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: template Cc:


Portability is important for theme developers. With more and more developers using JS for enhanced functionality of their themes it's important to offer portable selectors for their use. Category ID's tend to change in the migration process, category names do not.

While it's important to keep the class clutter low, I believe adding the slug of a category as a class to each option in wp_dropdown_categories would be very helpful for developers.

I found this modification useful for a theme I was developing and offer this patch with hope that my solution may benefit other developers.

Attachments (2)

category-template.diff (1.5 KB) - added by jackreichert 2 years ago.
category-template.slug_as_value.patch (1.6 KB) - added by jackreichert 2 years ago.
Patch for alternative solution to problem (details in comment)

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Change History (4)

jackreichert2 years ago

Patch for alternative solution to problem (details in comment)

comment:1 jackreichert2 years ago

Perhaps a better solution would be to offer an option that replaces the option value with the category slug. Patch for this solution added (category-template.slug_as_value.patch)

Last edited 2 years ago by jackreichert (previous) (diff)

comment:2 nacin3 months ago

  • Component changed from Template to Taxonomy
  • Focuses template added
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