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Support MB Custom Taxonomy Applying taxonomies to media library images?

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  • #20727
    Resolved MatthewWatson
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    Hi all,
    Forgive me if this is a silly question – I’m only a beginner with this and I may have missed something obvious.
    I love the plug-in and I’m sure it can achieve what I need. In a nutshell, I have a portfolio of images which need additional information attached to them: artist, sitter biography, media used, etc. I can create custom taxonomies and apply them to Media post-types. The taxonomy fields appear as expected when I edit an image in the Media Library. However, I’m struggling to make this useful because:
    1) I have to type the taxonomy terms into the fields – I cannot select them from a list as I hoped.
    2) I can’t see how to make information carefully entered into the new metaboxes display along with the relevant image in the gallery lightbox, or anywhere else for that matter – not in a tag cloud, a sidebar or a custom menu.
    Hoping somebody can point me to the relevant part(s) of the documentation please, or send some tips as to where I might start delving into the php.
    Many thanks in advance,
    Matt

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  • #20744
    Long Nguyen
    Moderator

    Hi Matthew,

    Thank you for contacting us.

    1. You can use the field taxonomy to show the list taxonomies for the post type attachment when you edit an image. See more in my screen record and this documentation.
    2. You need to follow this documentation to know how to display the field value then add the helper function code to the gallery source code.

    Let me know how it goes.

    #21019
    MatthewWatson
    Participant

    Many thanks! I will experiment and report back.

    Cheers,
    Matt

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