Taxonomy Converter

Description

Copy or convert terms between taxonomies.

Taxonomies include categories, tags and any other custom taxonomies that may be present with your active theme and plugins.

This plugin, based on Categories to Tags Converter, allows you to copy (duplicate) or convert (move) terms from one taxonomy to another or to multiple taxonomies, while maintaining associated posts.

Screenshots

  • Import page example with custom taxonomies Genre and Writer.

Installation

  1. Upload the taxonomy-converter folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or search for Taxonomy Converter on the Plugins > Add New admin page and Install Now.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to the Tools -> Import screen, Click on Taxonomy Converter

Reviews

12 February 2020
It worked perfectly. I couldn't find another to do this. WordPress has one, but it only converts default categories and tags, not taxonomies for other post types. In my case, I needed it for WooCommerce. After I used it, I read the support and saw it doesn't work on php 7. Mine was set to 7.2.27 and I had no issues. I realized later that I had looked into another plugin called Term Management Tools. That might work if this one doesn't.
5 November 2019
For starters, the plugin has deprecated code and produces errors on PHP7. Looks like the code hasn't really been touched all that much in many, many years. The biggest problem is that when the terms are converted, the term descriptions are removed.
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Contributors & Developers

“Taxonomy Converter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Change log

1.3

  • Fixed bug where new term was not added to existing posts

1.2

  • Security fix

1.1

  • Moved copy to/to taxonomy field to above terms list
  • Tested with WP 3.7.1

1.0

Initial plugin