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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#5282 closed enhancement (fixed)

category to tag conversion

Reported by: azizpoonawalla Owned by:
Milestone: 2.7 Priority: normal
Severity: major Version: 2.5.1
Component: Administration Keywords: tags, convert, categories
Focuses: Cc:


The conversion from categories to tags is presently a one-way action. A reverse conversion tool is needed to permit users more flexibility in deciding how to best allocate their topics and tags for optimum search engine optimization and user navigation.

Change History (8)

#1 @foolswisdom
14 years ago

  • Milestone set to 2.5

#2 @Viper007Bond
14 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Administration
  • Version set to 2.3

Plugin material IMO as I don't see this being a much requested feature.

While categories can be used as tags (and may have been in the past, hence the converter), I don't really see tags being used as categories, especially when one could just use categories in the first place.

#3 @lloydbudd
14 years ago

  • Milestone 2.5 deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing as plugin material for now based on Viper007Bond sound argument.

#4 @noel
13 years ago

  • Cc noel@… added
  • Keywords tags convert categories added
  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Severity changed from normal to major
  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement
  • Version changed from 2.3 to 2.5.1

The arguments provided above may be sound. But, for usability sake, you NEED to be able to UNDO a category to tag conversion. Don't tell me someone couldn't "accidently" convert their categories to tags, and be STUCK like that.

#5 @Viper007Bond
13 years ago

There are tons of things in WordPress that aren't reversible -- deleting posts, deleting users, etc.

I think one should just be more careful and pay attention to confirmation warnings.

#6 @DD32
13 years ago

  • Milestone set to 2.7

While a tag to category converter *may* be useful for those who accidentally perform such actions, In general i dont see the need for it; And would leave it up to plugins myself. (Every ticket needs a milestone)

#7 @murky
13 years ago

The existing converter deletes categories

(iirc, it does this without any warning that this'll happen)

Not deleting categories by default would a)be faster and b)allow folks to move back to categories more easily.

(As an aside, deleting a category currently makes posts uncategorised, it should have the option to assign them to parent category)

#8 @janeforshort
13 years ago

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

We currently have tag> category and category>tag converters. If you'd like to make recommendations or write a patch for improving either of these features, please start a new ticket on milestone 2.8. Thanks!

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