[wp-hackers] Limiting number of terms in admin section edit screen

Jeremy Clarke jer at simianuprising.com
Tue Sep 28 16:43:05 UTC 2010

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 10:34 AM, Christian Foster <
christian.foster at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've just imported 27000 taxonomy terms, but the admin screen keeps
> freezing for long periods when editing posts as it tries to load all
> of them into the checkbox list.
You should seriously consider setting these up as non-hierarchical/tag
taxonomies instead of category-style. Trying to limit the number of
checklist categories will be a nightmare and likely involve rewriting the
whole box and replacing it.

Why can't you use tag-style? Whatever the hierarchy is, could you instead
use multiple tag-style taxonomies that break up the labels into sets?

Also: When you have that many terms it makes me question your decision to
use taxonomy. Do you even have a post for each term in your system? Why not
use postmeta if the data you need to save is so varied?

Jeremy Clarke
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