[Plugin: Custom Field Taxonomies] Is this possible with the plugin? (7 posts)

  1. gerald@WPcustoms
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello there,

    I installed the plugin and am not sure if that will do what I got in mind. Here´s the idea:

    so far I used custom fields for this: year(key) = 2009(value)
    It's much more practicable to have the years in a tag taxonomy. can I update all posts' custom fields to the YEAR tag taxonomy with this plugin?

    I`d like to use a tag page then where the years are listed and work the same way normal tags work.

    Thanks for any help :)


  2. MichaelH
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Not that I can address the question about the plugin being able to do that, but if the dates are the dates of each post, have you thought of using the type=yearly argument with the template tag, wp_get_archives()? That will give you a link to display all 2009 posts in an archive.

    Or even consider an archive type plugin/widget if you don't like WordPress' wp_get_archives:
    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/smart-archives-reloaded/
    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/collapsing-archives/
    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/clean-archives-reloaded/
    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/collapsing-categories/

  3. gerald@WPcustoms
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for your reply.
    It´s not only the date.
    Imagine a movie database site with several custom fields filled with infos like actors, director etc.
    and to get away from all the custom fields I´d move the infos from there to tag categories.
    one tag section for actors, one for the appearance year, one for directors and so on.

  4. Jens Wedin
    Posted 6 years ago #


    What I think you want works with this plugin. Check out my site



  5. gerald@WPcustoms
    Posted 6 years ago #

    yes, as far as I see with your links you got two taxonomies: AGE and COUNTRY and can select tags within these groups right?

    Thats what I`m looking for and I am able to create these groups following this info:

    the problem for me is moving the custom field infos from more than 1000 posts to the specific tag group.
    can I do this with a sql query?
    i.e. move all ACTOR values from the custom field into the ACTOR tag group for each post

    Thanks for all your help guys. very appreciated :)

  6. Jens Wedin
    Posted 6 years ago #


    AGE and COUNTRY are custom fields in my setup (I use Magic Fields which is a custom fields plugin).

    SQL stuff is not my cup of tea, anyone else knows?


  7. MichaelH
    Posted 6 years ago #

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