How To Combine Two Or More Taxonomy Terms To One In WordPress ?

This tutorial is about merging and converting taxonomy terms in WordPress. You can combine two or more taxonomy terms like tags in to one and also you can convert terms from one taxonomy to another easily by using a free WordPress plugin called Term Management Tools.

Installation & Usage: Install and activate Term Management Tools. After activation follow the given steps.

For merging, setting parent or changing categories:

  1. Visit your admin area Dashboard -> Posts -> Categories
  2. Check the category you like to combine.
  3. From Bulk Actions dropdown select the merge option
  4. Now type the category name you want selected categories get merged to.
  5. Click Apply button.

For merging or changing tags:

  1. Visit your admin area Dashboard -> Posts -> Tags
  2. Check the tags you like to combine.
  3. From Bulk Actions dropdown select the merge option
  4. Now type the tag name you want selected tags get merged to.
  5. Click Apply button.

The plugin works with all custom taxonomies you have created in your WordPress site, its main features are:

  • Merge – combine two or more terms into one
  • Set parent – set the parent for one or more terms (for hierarchical taxonomies)
  • Change taxonomy – convert terms from one taxonomy to another.

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