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Categories Metabox Enhanced

Description

Thanks to Taxonomy_Single_Term, a library created by WebDevStudios, it made my work much easier on creating this plugin.

With Categories Metabox Enhanced, you can:

  • Change the built-in Categories metabox to a single term UI, which means replacing the checkboxes with radio buttons or a select drop-down.
  • Apply the single term UI to other hierarchical taxonomies in the plugin’s Settings page.
  • Customized the single term UI by setting these options:
    • Priority and position of the metabox placement
    • Title of the metabox
    • If child-terms should be indenting
    • If adding of new terms from the metabox is enable

Screenshots

  • The checkboxes in Categories metabox are replaced with radio buttons
  • The checkboxes in Categories metabox are replaced with a select drop-down
  • A settings page for this plugin

Installation

  1. Upload the category-metabox-enhanced directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Reviews

Perfect plugin

This plugin is easy to use and just works 🙂
Replace checkboxes for radios! FTW

Works great to make categories a dropdown list

I’ve used this plugin on multiple sites for years. It works great and keeps editors from placing things in multiple categories.

Although I understand that not everyone uses categories the same way, it feel like WordPress should have a setting that forces categories to be one per post. In my use, tags are better suited when you have a variety of ways you want to classify a post.

It would be nice to be able to specify a default category, though.

Great replacement of code snap

Great replacement of code snap. Plugin is better.

Would be better if the plugin also change quick edit / bulk edit category check-box so that its sync with edit’s meta. Currently the edit metabox might set to unique category (radio button/pick list), while the quick edit/bulk edit still has multiple category option (check boxes).

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Contributors & Developers

“Categories Metabox Enhanced” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.6.1

  • Remove git submodule from this plugin

0.6.0

  • Indent the child-terms in select options
  • Remove unused CSS and JS files

0.5.0

  • The first version