[wp-hackers] The plug-in/ wordpress feature I need...

Callum Macdonald lists.automattic.com at callum-macdonald.com
Mon Apr 14 09:15:25 GMT 2008

One option would be to create new taxonomies for each type of tag.

In the examples you gave:

"Cities" and/or "States", "functions"
and/or "System Calls" , "Bugs" and/or "Feature Requests"

They could each be a new taxonomy, rather than "hacking" the post_tag 
taxonomy. My understanding of the system (I've been reading a lot of 
code!) is that this is the way it was designed. For example, with people 
in pictures, you can create a new taxonomy and make use of all the 
existing wp functions to manage it. It's quite a powerful system once 
you get into it.

Cheers - Callum.

Tobias Birney Ross wrote:
> This might be the absolutely wrong place to vent on this one. I'm just
> finishing up a site that makes heavy use of the tdo-tag-fixes plug-in to do
> category/tag intersections. The database I'm attempting to build just would
> not have worked if I hadn't been able to A) pull up a list of posts with a
> given tag or tag interection within a given category... and keep users in
> the appropriate template.
> I'm using the awesome Fresh Post plug-in to create custom post writing pages
> for each category.... I haven't yet started working with 2.5 to see about
> re-creating my forms...
> I am not a heavy php/wordpress plug-in programer... the heaviest I have
> gotten is the example plug-in that lets you substitute a custom style sheet
> for the Admin portion of 2.3... which is probably going to need some
> tweaking for 2.5, I guess :)
> I have hacked the tag.php template to display the correct custom fields
> based on the given ... I even split to two different templates a regular
> one, and a special one if the tag only occurs in one category... It's an
> ugly hack... :) I've even applied the same if/else category detection to the
> search template to a pretty good results, I might add.
> SO...
> I have tracked down a discussion or two about grouping tags into
> tag-categories, and it sounded like there is some rudimentary calls for
> doing this built into the database design for tags. I think I have a pretty
> good understanding of how it could work... or how it would have to work
> given the way tags are used by wordpress and stored in the database.
> Am I the only one who wants to call a cloud or list of tags that belong to a
> given group or class of tags, like "Cities" and/or "States", "functions"
> and/or "System Calls" , "Bugs" and/or "Feature Requests"
> I know i can include or exclude individual tags... but managing a growing
> list of dynamic tags and bundles of them? ugh. With a small data set maybe,
> with 500+ tags in four categories... not so manageable.
> I call my plug-in metametameta... but I don't know jack squat about writing
> that kind of code :) I'm more than willing to open a Google Code set-up and
> write out my understanding and write a draft of a description of it... heck
> I will support and document it!
> Any pointers? Should I just suck it up and ask for bids on wp-pro-request?
> I know there is a "feature request" bin somewhere on wordpress.com :) that's
> my next stop!
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