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Taxonomy Short Description



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Need More Taxonomy Plugins?

I’ve released a handfull of plugins dealing with taxonomies. Please see my plugin page for more info.


  1. Download
  2. Unzip the package and upload to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Log into WordPress and navigate to the “Plugins” panel.
  4. Activate the plugin.

Contributors & Developers

“Taxonomy Short Description” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fix readme inconsistancies.


  • Allow terms to be sorted by description. Props Scribu.


  • Only create hooks for taxonomies that have a UI.
  • Responsible handling of the custom column.
  • Provide a fallback in case “mbstring” php extension is not installed.


  • Added support for multibyte strings in taxonomy_short_description_shorten().
  • Better use of typography in taxonomy_short_description_shorten().
  • Added Thomas Scholz aka toscho as a contributer.
  • Fixed bug in taxonomy_short_description_rows() – moved filter into conditional.


  • Original Release – Works With: wp 3.0 and 3.1RC2.