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Checkbox for Taxonomies


Replace the default taxonomy boxes with a custom metabox that uses checkbox… effectively limiting each post to a single term in that taxonomy.

A plugin options page allows the user can select which taxonomies she’d like to switch to using the custom checkbox style metabox.

Originally based on the the class by Stephen Harris


Support is handled in the WordPress forums. Please note that support is limited and does not cover any custom implementation of the plugin.

Please report any bugs, errors, warnings, code problems to Github


  • The settings page where you determine which taxonomies will get checkbox.
  • This is what the metabox will look like on the post editor screen.


  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Settings>Checkbox for Taxonomies and use the checkboxes to indicate which taxonomies you’d like to use checkbox.


September 3, 2016
This plugin forces mutual exclusivity of terms for your taxonomy. That's wrong for WP, which allows multiple terms to be selected from its native Tags and even Categories. Also, checkboxes should never be mutually exclusive. RADIO BUTTONS should be mutuall exclusive.
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Contributors & Developers

“Checkbox for Taxonomies” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Without Changelog


  • Initial release.