Support » Plugin: Custom Post Type UI » Custom Taxonomy slug randomly adding -2 to the end?

  • Resolved shyamramani


    Something odd seems to be happening, and let me illustrate this step by step. I have a custom post type actors, where I’ve added a custom taxonomy (as tags) called “movies”. This is basically a list of movies that belong to a specific actor. Now, what I’m doing is matching the taxonomy’s slug with the “movie post type” slug to find matches. The problem is that for example, sometimes I will add a tag like “to the wonder” which is a movie post in the backend, but the slug for that term taxonomy when I use get_the_terms and output what it gives will be to-the-wonder-2 , which doesn’t match with the movie’s slug (to-the-wonder) and thus fails the lookup. Can you explain why it’s randomly deciding to add -2 to my tag? It’s only doing this for some tags, not all … why does the slug have -2 in it? Is it because there’s already a taxonomy with that name elsewhere, and if so, how do i track it down?

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  • Plugin Author Michael Beckwith


    something in the database tables appear to be clashing, frequently if in the same table and table column, and by default WordPress appends numbers so that they’re still unique. Why it would be doing that for post type and taxonomies is beyond me at the moment.

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