This is a plug-in allowing the user to create large amount of categories on the fly.
|Author:||Guy Maliar (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||3.3.1|
|WordPress version tested:||3.3.2|
|Added to WordPress repository:||11-04-2012|
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
|Total downloads:||9 213|
|Active installs:||1 000+|
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Based on the discontinued http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/category-import/. Allows a fast way to create a large amount of categories with whatever slugs you'd like and nested categories as well!
How do I create categories?
Go to Posts -> Category Import in the administration paenl,
In the text area create categories separated by a new line, e.g. :
- Category A
- Category B
- Category C
What about nested categories?
In the same text area, you can create child categories as well!
Each category who has a parent is written with a ‘->’ separating parent from child, e.g. :
- Category A -> Category B -> Category C
And for massive assignment, e.g. :
- Category A -> Category B
- Category B -> Category C
- Category B -> Category D
- Category A -> Category E -> Category F
- Category F -> Category H
wasn’t that easy?
What slug is being set for each of my categories?
Well, the default slug is the category name with hyphens instead of white spaces and all lowercase.
What if I would like to change the slug?
When setting a category just add the dollar-sign ‘$’ delimiter after the category name and your new slug!
- Category A$foo -> Category B$bar -> Category C$cool-isnt-it
What about adding descriptions?
Easy, just add another dollar-sign ‘$’ delimiter after the category slug and wrap your description with double-quotes “”. e.g. :
(Don’t forget to escape double-quotes inside your description!)
- Category A$foo$”this is bar!”
And if I don’t like your silly dollar-sign delimiter?
Just change it!
Just before the text area there’s a small input bar that you can put whatever delimiter you want.
Notice: currently it is impossible to use the ‘->’ sign as a delimiter.
v1.0.1 – Added support for comments by making a third dollar-sign ‘$’ in the category string.