[wp-hackers] Tagging Images in WordPress 3.0

Thomas Belknap dragonfly at dragonflyeye.net
Fri Sep 3 18:29:33 UTC 2010


No need to setup your own tables, just apply a new taxonomy to attachments.

On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 2:27 PM, Kevin Stover <kstover at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I've been a long time lurker on this list, but this is my first posting.
> I'm
> developing a plugin for a client and needed some advice. At the moment, I'm
> stuck at the point of adding tags to images. The images need to be tagged
> separately from the site's main post tags. Would the best way to do this be
> via a custom taxonomy? I'm fairly versed in PHP, but there are still some
> holes in my WordPress db knowledge. As an old hand at php, my first
> instinct
> is to create a custom table to handle the tags, but I fear this may not be
> the best practice. What do you think? I should also mention that I'm
> interested in writing something myself instead of just using an existing
> plugin, partially to help me learn the WordPress db system a little better.
> Thanks ahead of time for your help and advice,
> Kevin Stover
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