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As mentioned in a support thread, tags can get cluttered over time with many different tags meaning basically the same thing. To clean up tagging the ability to merge tags would be a life saver.
The functionality I had in mind was being able to select two or more tags in edit-tags.php and select 'Merge' from the 'Actions' dropdown. When you click 'Apply' a lightbox would open with the following:
What should become the primary tag?
The name is how the tag appears on your site.
What should become the primary tag slug?
The “slug” is the URL-friendly version of the name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers, and hyphens.
Which slugs should continue to point to the new primary tag?
[Textarea automatically filled with the old slugs]
One slug per line.
Save | Cancel
The last textarea allows old slugs to still point to the new primary tag - meaning any old URL's will still work.
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I've got the following tags which all mean the same thing:
TV, the box, telly
I select them all in edit-tags.php, select 'Merge' and 'Apply'. In the popup box I choose 'television' as the primary tag, 'television' as the slug, and list the old tags in the textarea.
I now have a tag called 'television' which has "television, TV, the box, telly" all pointing to it, so my old URL's still work. All of my posts which use the old tags have now magically swapped to using 'television'.
Change History (14)
- Milestone changed from 2.8 to 2.9
- Type changed from enhancement to feature request