[wp-hackers] Term Meta - Trac'd already?

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed Jul 13 18:43:51 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 1:36 PM, Daniel Cameron <dan at sproutventure.com> wrote:
> Maybe this is something within 3.1/2 already and I'm missing it, I can't
> find the trac ticket if one exists either.
> I've been using something very similar to this for quite some time and I'm
> wondering why we don't have _termmeta built in,
> http://shibashake.com/wordpress-theme/add-term-or-taxonomy-meta-data
> I'm not looking to extend any UI; just add a new table and allow us devs to
> continue to build cool stuff.
> I'd be happy to create a trac ticket if one already doesn't exist
> (I haven't already because I find it hard to believe) and also write my
> first patch.

What's your use case?

Terms are labels which are attached to a taxonomy. A taxonomy is a
system for grouping objects in some way. Meta information is attached
to objects describing those objects. So, basically, because terms
aren't objects, they therefore don't need meta information. They kind
of *are* meta information, in that they label the groups of other

Generally, when people have talked about this with me, I've found that
there is usually a better way to solve their problem.

I'm not saying that there isn't a use case, I just don't know of one
off the top of my head, and would be interested in finding a good one.


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