[wp-hackers] Customizing the view of custom taxonomies

scribu scribu at gmail.com
Sun Aug 1 03:11:07 UTC 2010

On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 5:46 AM, Scott Bressler <sbressler at gmail.com> wrote:

> How much can the view for adding and editing custom taxonomies be
> customized? I want to customize the display to show a dropdown of datetime,
> plaintext, location, or WP user, and serialize this information into the
> description field for the term. Can this be done with the custom taxonomy
> API and ability to customize its UI, or do I need to bake my own UI
> entirely
> from scratch?

You will have to make a new metabox for your custom taxonomy.

There are currently several great plugins that allow you to customize the UI
for custom fields.

A long term solution would be to take one of those plugins and adapt it to
work with custom taxonomies instead.


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