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Closed 4 years ago

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#48558 closed enhancement (fixed)

Return the taxonomy object in register_taxonomy()

Reported by: sergeybiryukov's profile SergeyBiryukov Owned by: sergeybiryukov's profile SergeyBiryukov
Milestone: 5.4 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Taxonomy Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:



  • register_post_type() returns the registered post type object on success, a WP_Error object on error.
  • register_taxonomy() returns nothing on success, a WP_Error object on error.

From a consistency point of view, I think it would make sense for register_taxonomy() to return the registered taxonomy object as well.

Some history, for context:

  • [5525] introduced register_taxonomy().
  • [11998] introduced register_post_type().
  • [12597] introduced a return value for register_post_type(), the $args array at the time.
  • [37890] introduced WP_Post_Type object, and changed register_post_type() return value to that.
  • [38747] introduced WP_Taxonomy object, but not as a register_taxonomy() return value, as it never had one.

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48558.diff (1016 bytes) - added by krynes 5 years ago.

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Change History (5)

5 years ago

#1 @krynes
5 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
5 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 5.4
  • Owner set to SergeyBiryukov
  • Status changed from new to reviewing

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reviewing to closed

In 47186:

Taxonomy: In register_taxonomy(), return the registered taxonomy object on success, for consistency with register_post_type().

Props krynes, SergeyBiryukov.
Fixes #48558.

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

In 47187:

Docs: Add a @since note for [47186].

See #48558.

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