This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest three major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Transform Meta Boxes

Description

Change the appearance of a taxonomy’s meta box input in the Edit screen to something other than the Category checkboxes or Tag free text entry, allowing you to have your users easily pick from a predefined set of terms.

Screenshots

  • The normal Post Categories before transformation, and after; top right as a single select dropdown and bottom right as a multiple choice one.
  • Term hierarchies are respected by the select dropdowns.
  • Turn your Tags into fancy buttons.
  • The Settings screen will let you alter any taxonomy which has been set to show in the UI.

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/transform-meta-boxes/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings -> Transform Meta Boxes screen to configure the plugin, picking which taxonomies you want to transform and how.

FAQ

How do I add more terms now?

These meta box alternatives remove the ability to freely enter new terms on the same Edit screen, meaning you need to add terms on the relevant taxonomy page first.

This is by design, so that it is harder to accidentally end up tagging your posts with typos or little used terms.

Reviews

December 2, 2016
Very good plugin. It has long been looking for such. Correct installation folder. You have to manually install.
Read all 1 review

Contributors & Developers

“Transform Meta Boxes” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “Transform Meta Boxes” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Change log

0.1.2

  • Tested against 4.7.2
  • Bugfix: Check for deactivated taxonomies
  • Update: Changed get_terms() call to avoid deprecated method

0.1.1

  • Tested against 4.6.1

0.1

  • Initial release.