Bulk Term Generator

Description

If you have a lot of terms that you need to add to tags, categories, or custom taxonomies… don’t waste time doing it by hand! Bulk Term Generator makes it easy to do it all at once.

For example, let’s say you have a custom taxonomy called Animal Types and you need to import every animal type known to man. To make matters worse, there’s a hierarchy, so each animal (like “Dogs”) have hundreds of breeds under it. Yikes.

Submitting each one individually (and waiting for the page to load each time) could take you forever.

Now there’s a better way…

  1. After installing the plugin, you choose which taxonomy you want to import terms to.
  2. Copy/paste a list of terms you want to create. You can even specify the slug and description for each.
  3. If you are dealing with a hierachy, continue to paste terms for each one, choosing which parent it belongs to.
  4. You can see which terms will be added before they are generated. This gives you a chance to make any changes before the final step.
  5. When you’re ready, just hit the “Generate Terms” button, and you’re done!

Localization

Bulk Term Generator developed ready for translation.

This plugin has been translated to the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish (Mexico)

Please let me know if you’re interested in providing translations!

Screenshots

  • Adding a big list of terms to a custom taxonomy, one per line. Optional: Specify the slug and/or description.
  • Preview the terms before they're generated.
  • Watch the terms being created in real time. Pause or Cancel at any point.
  • Adding or editing the slug and/or description before generating the terms is easy.

Installation

  1. Upload the folder bulk-term-generator to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Tools > Bulk Term Generator

FAQ

Q. I need to add a comma to my description, but this breaks things!
A. You can escape commas by adding backslash before it, like this: Boston\, MA

Reviews

The Best One Out There

I tried a few other plugins to bulk add taxonomy terms but none of them were intuitive. This plugin is the only one that you’ll ever need. It does everything I expected and more! Kudos to the author!

Awesome plugin!

Saved me a ton of time. Works flawlessly. I like how it lets me preview the import before actually doing it.

It Saved me DAYS of terms imput!

This plugin is the number one tool for developers. It is Clear, Easy to use, and has a helpful user interface.

Thank you Author

P.S. Pls, consider making updates to this great plugin. In the meantime it works with WP-4.5.1, but it doesn’t show this on the main Plugin’s page.

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Contributors & Developers

“Bulk Term Generator” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.3.0

  • Added link to ‘Add terms in bulk’ to the default taxonomy edit screen

1.2.0

  • Added ability to escape commas

1.1.0

  • Disabled line wrapping in the main text area

1.0.2

  • Added screenshots

1.0.1

  • Initial release