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implementing a controlled vocabulary as a taxonomy (3 posts)

  1. Hugh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am looking for pointers on how to implement a large controlled vocabulary as a taxonomy in ACF.

    Use Case: I have a controlled vocabulary with about 7,200 items. This controlled vocab. is updated about annually.

    For one of the custom fields attached to my custom post I want one or more elements from the controlled vocab. (Much like tagging is done in standard posts.) However, unlike standard posts and tagging, which allows any input I want to allow only valid elements which are contained in the controlled vocab to be allowed in this particular custom field. Because the vocabulary is updated annually I need to be able to update the vocabulary annually but also not destroy or overwrite values previously set in the custom field.

    I have downloaded the taxonomy add-on for ACF and have implemented other taxonomies. But this one, I am unsure how to implement. Any ideas or suggestions?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/

  2. elliotcondon
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi @Hugh

    What are you not sure about?

    Are you using the taxonomy field to prevent the client from adding more taxonomies?

    What do you need help with?

  3. Hugh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The part I am not sure about is how to make a 7200 controlled vocabulary work without letting the client just input anything they want. I want to only allow valid items from the list.

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