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  • Resolved BruceInLouisville


    Hello! I spent some time deciding between your plugin and another one, and finally chose yours based on some reviews and the screenshots, which appeared to be close to what I am looking for (categories and tags for media items, good reporting on where they are used; no need for galleries).

    I have installed it, and immediately got stuck in the Settings screen, because there seems to be no documentation on what the various settings mean. I clicked the Documentation tab, but all the documentation there seems to be about galleries, which I do not need.

    Am I missing something?

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  • Plugin Author David Lingren


    Thanks for your interest in the plugin and for your question.

    Taxonomy support in MLA is modeled closely on the Category and Tag support for posts and pages in WordPress. Once you activate it you should be on familiar ground. Anything you know about managing categories and tags for posts and pages will apply to the taxonomy support in MLA.

    First, you must decide if you want to share the WordPress “Categories” and “Tags” taxonomies with Media Library items or use the separate “Att. Categories” and “Att. Tags” taxonomies. There are pluses and minuses to each alternative.

    You wrote “I have installed it, and immediately got stuck in the Settings screen …” I assume you have found the “Taxonomy Support” section of the Settings/Media Library Assistant General tab; is that right? The sentences at the bottom of that section give you a brief idea of what each column does.

    If you want to use the MLA-supplied “Att. Categories” and “Att. Tags” taxonomies to organize your items the default settings may be all you need. These taxonomies will appear as sortable/searchable columns on the Media/Assistant admin submenu and an “Att. Categories” dropdown control will allow you to filter the table by terms in that taxonomy. Both taxonomies will also appear in the Bulk Edit and Quick Edit areas and on the Media/Edit Media screen. They work just like the WordPress taxonomies do for posts and pages. The drop-down Help menu on the Media/Assistant screen has a “Taxonomy Support” section with some information on how taxonomies are used on that screen.

    If you want to use the WordPress Categories and Tags instead, simply check the same boxes for those taxonomies that are checked for the MLA taxonomies, then uncheck the MLA taxonomy boxes.

    I hope that gets you started. If you have any problems or additional questions, post an update here and I can give you more specific guidance. I will leave this topic unresolved until I hear back from you.

    Thank you for the reply! I have copied your response to my todo list as notes under the task, and will use them when I go back into the site.

    Thank you again!

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