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

Erick Hitter ehitter at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 20:01:10 UTC 2011

I think term meta is one of the key features missing from WordPress.

I've run into various situations, a number of which are hosted on WordPress
VIP, where clients would like to associate different information with a
taxonomy term (SEO meta data for categories, for example). We often will
hijack the term description field, storing in it a serialized array of "term
meta" since VIP doesn't permit custom tables.

It would be great if we could finally have this capability built in. It,
conceivably, shouldn't that much more complicated to associate meta data
with a specific term in a given taxonomy.


On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 15:45, Daniel Cameron <dan at sproutventure.com> wrote:

> >
> >
> > What's your use case?
> > ...
> >
> 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.
> >
> We built a theme that styles the site differently based on where you're at
> on a site. Think of a travel site: where San Francisco has the bay bridge
> as
> the background for the term archive and the individual pages, then New York
> has the park.
> I couldn't think of any other way to do this since we want to use term's (
> location taxonomy ) instead of building something that essentially
> recreates
> the taxonomy functionality with term meta.
> Thanks for the time!
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