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Taxonomy Switcher

Description

This plugin allows you to select your “From”, and “To” Taxonomies, to convert all terms. Optionally select a parent term to limit terms to switch. Typing term names will do a live search of terms with the name you are typing AND possess child terms.

Plugin also has built-in support for WP-CLI. In the command line, type in wp taxonomy-switcher for instructions.

Plugin is on GitHub. Pull Requests and Forks welcome.

Notes

Please keep in mind, if parent isn’t set, or you don’t specify a comma-separated list of term ids to migrate, it will migrate all terms for that taxonomy to the new taxonomy.

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Screenshots

  • Admin page
  • Live-searching for a parent term

Installation

  1. Backup!
  2. Upload ‘taxonomy-switcher’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Navigate to the ‘Taxonomy Switcher’ admin page. You’ll find the menu item under the ‘Tools’ menu item on the left.
  5. Select your “From”, and “To” Taxonomies.
  6. a) Optionally select a parent term to limit terms to switch. Typing term names will do a live search of terms with the name you are typing AND possess child terms. OR b) Add a comma-separated list of term ids to switch.
  7. Switch them!

Reviews

June 28, 2019
Works great. I used this in conjunction with Post Type Switcher to move a bunch of posts, and their tags and categories to a new custom post type. Cool thing was that everything remained properly connected! So posts that had categories and tags and lost them after I converted to a new custom post type actually got them back after I used this plug-in! Thanx for saving me, like, a b'gillion hours of work! So yeah - I'm sending you love. What of it? LOL!
March 11, 2019
Don't let the small number of active installs fool you: This tool does what it says and does it well. Once the data is modified, most people (like myself) probably uninstall it. Kudos to the Authors!
October 16, 2018
I stumbled across this plugin while I was looking for a fix for a huge WooCommerce site I am building. This plugin does exactly what it says -- and I couldn't be more grateful
September 20, 2018
Not sure the forum policy on swearing on here, but this plugin is chuffing amazing, saved my bottom recently as I imported ~7000 term into the wrong taxonomy, and it transferred it over no fuss.
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Contributors & Developers

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

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Change log

1.0.2

  • Update for xss vulnerability, https://make.wordpress.org/plugins/2015/04/20/fixing-add_query_arg-and-remove_query_arg-usage

1.0.1

  • Add ability to switch comma-separated list of term IDs.

1.0.0

  • Release