I am trying to figure out how to display custom fields by parent and any of its subcategories from the GUI (I have the AIO license). If I choose "Taxonomy" from the Settings tab in Custom Fields, I don't see the category/categories I am needing.
The Settings tab supports to display the field for taxonomy. The default taxonomies of WordPress are Category, Tag, and the category name or sub-categories is the term of the taxonomy Category.
For more information, please follow the documentation
I hope that makes sense.
I am not sure if I follow... So they CAN display in a parent/child relationship in the builder? I don't see anything in the, "Settings" for this. I am wanting to see that visual representation of parents and children (Category/Sub Categories).
I have a category called, "Toys" and a subcategory called, "Action Figures" and another subcategory called, "Star Wars" and "TRANSFORMERS". When I go to Settings > Taxonomies, I would expect to see the categories listed as:
- Action Figures
-- Star Wars
But I don't see this.
See attachment. I have 3 "Category" Taxonomies and I have no idea how to distinguish between them. See screenshot (you can only see 2 of them in the screenshot). Also, I have subcategories under my "Category" taxonomy but since they do not appear, I cannot target them. See attachment.
Let me explain more about this case. There are some custom posts type have the same taxonomy name Category but have different slug, please see my screenshot https://share.getcloudapp.com/RBuv2NxG
Toys -> is the term of the taxonomy
– Action Figures -> is the child term of Toys
So if you show the field for taxonomy, it will display on all the term's setting page of the taxonomy. You can also take a look at my short screen record.
Thanks. I believe I understand how it's working now. However, I still think it would be helpful if there was a way to distinguish between the taxonomies; just as you identified them via the screenshot. Also, I don't show the "Select Advanced Field" options on my category term page but rather all of the custom fields that I set within the "Settings" tab with the "Category" taxonomy.
After re-watching I still don't see a way to target a specific category "term" (subcategory). Am I missing something?
I just realized I posted in the wrong categories with several posts. Feel free to move them accordingly and delete this post.
I've moved it to the Meta Box Builder sub-forum, we can discuss more on this topic.
Currently, the extension MB Term Meta only supports to show the field on all terms of the taxonomy. I will create a feature request to support showing the field on specific terms, just like
'terms' => array( termID, or termSlug ).
This is my suggestion to display the terms within a taxonomy:
– Action Figures (id#)
— Star Wars (id#)
— TRANSFORMERS (id#)