[wp-hackers] term_meta

Tom Barrett tcbarrett at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 19:17:51 UTC 2013

Term meta has been argued a lot. So I'm not adding to that.

I would use posts to posts plugin.

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On 30 Mar 2013 18:51, "Haluk Karamete" <halukkaramete at gmail.com> wrote:

> two questions...
> What is the ETA on term_meta?
> and what would you recommend for the time being for this need?
> What I need to is the following;
> for each taxonomy_term, I'd like to have brief description, detailed
> description, a representative image ref, type ( such as it's a place/ or
> people or event or a concept etc and depending on which ever type it is
> some more properties such as if it's a place, is that a geographical
> location, school, landmark, etc and if it was of the type of  people, is
> that a politician, athlete etc etc...
> What's the best way to handle this need.
> One idea is to copy a post_meta table and the API's that deal with that a
> put together something that mimics similar functionality, similar API
> names. But I think someone might have already done that.
> Another idea is to create an internal CPT called "term_taxonomies", and
> create a post for each and every term created under the post_tags. ( I have
> a controlled tag library so the tags do not grow wild ).
> This way, I plan on doing things like when the user is on say,
> /tag/istanbul
> do a look up on the slug "istanbul" to locate the corresponding CPT entry
> and read the image, description, type info and display things with it. Kind
> of like what google has started doing as demonstrated on this URL.
> https://www.google.com/search?q=istanbul&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS486US486&aq=f&oq=istanbul&aqs=chrome.0.57j61j59j5j60j0.2335j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
> Of course, I would like to get links on that zone such as istanbul
> landmarks, schools, as clickable links.
> What's your take on this? How would you pull this off with the current
> state of WP?
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