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#43753 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

Media Grid does not respect taxonomy URL parameters

Reported by: mclaurent Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9.5
Component: General Keywords: reporter-feedback
Focuses: Cc:
PR Number:


The media items are correctly filtered on the list page but the grid view does apparently not take the taxonomy filter into account.

The list view was fixed in https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/30584


  • WAMP
  • WP 4.9.5
  • Twenty Seventeen
  • PHP 7.1
  • 10.0.19-MariaDB

Steps to reproduce

Add a category to the media by adding this to functions.php

add_action( 'init', 'jw_tax' );
function jw_tax(){
        register_taxonomy( 'media_cats', 'attachment', array(
                'label' => __( 'Media Categories', 'jw' ),
                'hierarchical' => true,

Same steps as the other ticket.

  1. Upload an attachment via Media > Add New
  2. Edit the attachment and add to new category
  3. Add more media but don't attach to the category.
  4. Go to the Media > Media categories, click on the number in the final column (1)
  5. You are redirected to the grid view of the media section. Note all items are showed.
  6. Switch to the list view and see the filter is applied correctly.

Attachments (2)

gridview.jpg (152.1 KB) - added by mclaurent 19 months ago.
Media grid view with taxonomy filter
listview.jpg (79.4 KB) - added by mclaurent 19 months ago.
Media list view with taxonomy filter

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Change History (6)

19 months ago

Media grid view with taxonomy filter

19 months ago

Media list view with taxonomy filter

#1 @mclaurent
19 months ago

  • Version set to 4.9.5

#2 @soulseekah
19 months ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added


I could not reproduce on my setup. The URL is also different being /wp-admin/upload.php?media_cats=one&post_type=attachment&mode=list. What am I missing?

#3 @mclaurent
19 months ago

Figured it out. My custom taxonomy had 'query_var' => false which was preventing it from applying in the query. Thank you for double-checking!

#4 @soulseekah
19 months ago

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