MB Term Meta

MB Term Meta is an extension for WordPress Meta Box plugin which allows you to add custom fields (metadata) to taxonomy terms like categories or tags. It also uses the new term meta API in WordPress 4.4.

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Must use situation:

Adding metadata (custom fields) for taxonomy terms is important since it allows us to add more data to term objects. These data allow us to add a more visual description to the term objects beyond the default description which can help us designing in the front end.

Highlight: add more data to any term

Developers can add more data to any term such as set featured image for categories, add custom colors, set custom SEO title, etc. It is really simple, just like defining custom fields for posts. No more learning curve!


  • Uses native term meta API of WordPress 4.4
  • Uses same syntax as Meta Box (see documentation)!
  • Uses the same UI from WordPress
  • Lightweight


This is just an extremely small sampling of ideas, quoted from Justin Tadlock:

  • Term images.
  • Storing the color hex code (e.g., #000000) to assign a color.
  • Storing the document title via an SEO plugin.
  • Category templates that can be re-used (like page templates).
  • Attach an icon to a term.
  • Theme sidebar position.
  • Privatize posts that are in a specific category in a membership plugin.


Want to see more information? Check the DOCUMENTATION

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