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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#21275 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

Insert new term on wp_update_term when multiple taxonomies share term being updated

Reported by: wonderboymusic's profile wonderboymusic Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: major Version: 2.3
Component: Taxonomy Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:


This bug, and it is a bug, has had real-world consequences for our site management. Here is the scenario, which I think we are all familiar with:

1) I add a term for post_tag: Brooklyn
2) I add a term for taxonomy, location: Brooklyn
3) I add a term for taxonomy, radio_station: Brooklyn
4) I change the name of my radio_station: Brooklyn's Finest
5) My tag and location are now called: Brooklyn's Finest

This sucks. I have if / else'd a few lines of wp_update_term to take this scenario into account. Here is what it does:

1) checks the number of taxonomies a term belongs to
2) If that number is more than 1:

  • stores reference to old_tt_id
  • calls wp_insert_term (which wil handle dupe and slug checking, etc)
  • updates the term_relationships for posts - old_tt_id becomes new_tt_id generated by wp_insert_term
  • calls wp_delete_term on the old term_id which will delete the term cache
  • changes the function internal $term_id to whatever wp_insert_term returned

3) If count is not more than one, function runs like normal

The result:
The post_tag and location remain "Brooklyn"
The radio_station is "renamed" to "Brooklyn's Finest"

Here is the code stub you can use to test this:

add_action( 'init', function () {
    register_taxonomy( 'radio_station', 'post', array( 
        'labels' => array( 'name' => 'Radio Stations' )
    ) );
} );

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terms.diff (2.5 KB) - added by wonderboymusic 12 years ago.

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Change History (3)

#1 @johnbillion
12 years ago

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Dupe of #5809

This is indeed an infuriating bug when you get hit by it. Please have a read through the comments on #5809 and see if your patch fits the bill. Note that any fix won't get in without unit tests.

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
12 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
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