[wp-hackers] Term Meta - Trac'd already?
ncrice at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 20:07:17 UTC 2011
Agreed. In fact, terms ALREADY have meta data (description, for instance),
although it's not stored in a separate table.
The argument here is about meta data not defined and sanctioned by the core
platform. That is, term meta that can be defined for, and used by, a theme
As someone already mentioned, SEO data can be associated with terms that
control the source output on a term archive page. But, of course, there are
other possibilites too.
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On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 4:01 PM, Erick Hitter <ehitter at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> 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>
> > >
> > >
> > > 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
> > 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
> > 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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