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Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#59804 new enhancement

Can we implement a manage status of taxonomy term ?

Reported by: maheshpatel's profile maheshpatel Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Taxonomy Keywords:
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Currently, within WordPress, there exists no built-in functionality to manage the publish/unpublish status of taxonomy terms. The implementation of this feature in a future WordPress version would greatly benefit users, as it would provide a more flexible solution. At times, there are specific taxonomy terms that should not be displayed on listing pages, and without this feature, the only recourse is to delete the term or category, which may not always be the most practical option.

The migration of categories from other technologies to WordPress can often pose significant challenges due to the absence of a built-in publish/unpublish feature within WordPress. This disparity can result in compatibility issues and disrupt the seamless transfer of content and taxonomies.

Change History (1)

#1 @mbabker
4 months ago

Unfortunately, #38227 never really took off for getting a feature like this landed. The last time I had a client requirement for this, we were able to get a partially working MVP for the core post and WooCommerce product post types and their category taxonomies with register_meta( 'term', 'term_visibility', $args ), hooks to add a field for this meta in the list and edit views, and a hook into pre_handle_404 to hide the single item pages on the frontend, but that's as far as we got before plans changed.

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