Getting Started with Taxonomies and Piklist

Whether you register a taxonomy via the standard WordPress function register_taxonomy, or through Piklist, you can still take advantage of many Piklist features. However, you can add some extra power to your Taxonomies by registering them the Piklist way. Piklist extends the register_taxonomy function with extra parameters to enable extra features. You can use the standard register_taxonomy parameters, plus additional ones defined by Piklist.

To register a Taxonomy with Piklist:

  • Create a function with your Taxonomy parameters.
  • Hook it to the piklist_taxonomies filter.
  • This code can go in your custom plugin, or your theme’s functions.php file.
add_filter('piklist_taxonomies', 'demo_type_tax');
  function demo_type_tax($taxonomies) {
     $taxonomies[] = array(
        'post_type' => 'piklist_demo'
        ,'name' => 'piklist_demo_type'
        ,'show_admin_column' => true
        ,'configuration' => array(
          'hierarchical' => true
          ,'labels' => piklist('taxonomy_labels', 'Demo Type')
          ,'hide_meta_box' => true
          ,'show_ui' => true
          ,'query_var' => true
          ,'rewrite' => array(
            'slug' => 'demo-type'
    return $taxonomies;

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