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  • Resolved lxg


    The situation:
    – I have lots of terms in the “Category” and “Tag” taxonomy.
    – I have created a custom taxonomy, and I want to add terms and posts.
    – When adding a term, I want to reuse terms which already exist in other taxonomies.

    However, when calling wp_set_object_terms($postId, $termName, $taxonomy), WordPress always creates a new term, resulting in a new, ugly slug.

    How can I tell WordPress to use existing terms in the new taxonomy?

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  • Thread Starter lxg


    Wow, that’s weird … for one term, WordPress reuses the existing term entry, for another term it creates a new slug. :-/ Let’s go bug hunting …

    Thread Starter lxg


    Ok, got it … I didn’t know that term_exists() is comparing by name, not by slug. Turned out that one term started with a lowercase letter, while the new one was uppercase.

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