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Last modified 5 years ago

#45938 new defect (bug)

Adding new term meta fails if column is wrapped in a conditional

Reported by: dingo_d's profile dingo_d Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.0.2
Component: Taxonomy Keywords: dev-feedback 2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:


I have created two custom taxonomies in my custom post type, and I have added one callback to render new columns in the taxonomy screen. Since the two taxonomies share one column, but don't share another I created something like this:

add_filter( 'manage_edit-tax1_columns', 'taxonomy_additional_columns' );
add_filter( 'manage_edit-tax2_columns', 'taxonomy_additional_columns' );

function taxonomy_additional_columns( $columns ) {
  $columns[ 'column1' ]  = esc_html__( 'Column 1', 'plugin-name' );

  if ( isset( ( get_current_screen() )->taxonomy ) && ( get_current_screen() )->taxonomy === 'tax2' ) {
    $columns[ 'column2' ] = esc_html__( 'Column 2', 'plugin-name' );

  return $columns;

// Render content in columns

add_filter( 'manage_tax1_custom_column', 'render_column_content', 10, 3 );
add_filter( 'manage_tax2_custom_column', 'render_column_content', 10, 3 );

function render_column_content( $content, $column_name, $term_id ) {
  switch ( $column_name ) {
    case... // render content from term meta

  return $content;

While this works, it has a strange bug that's related to the fact that the taxonomy terms are added using ajax and the added conditional check.

When you create a term in the second taxonomy, the term is added but the second column is empty until you refresh the page.

I haven't dug much deeper as to why this happens. I guess that the get_current_screen() isn't available in the ajax callback or something like this.

The workaround is to create two separate functions for adding columns and duplicate the first column.

Change History (1)

#1 @dd32
5 years ago

  • Reporter changed from dingo_bastard to dingo_d
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