Selecting the WordPress taxonomy template when creating your importer gives you control to select which data within your xml or csv file that links to specific wordpress taxonomy fields. With the introduction of WordPress 4.4 we now support importing to taxonomy custom fields using the term meta table.
Taxonomy template fields can be enabled / disabled via the settings tab, by default only the core taxonomy fields are displayed which are explained below.
- Taxonomy – Set the taxonomy name to import, this can be dynamic.
- Term – Set the name of the taxonomy term.
- Description – Set the taxonomy term description.
Taxonomy template settings are accessed via the settings tab within the section labeled “Template Fields: Taxonomy” under the Settings tab, here you can enable extra fields and modify certain import settings.
Once a field has been enabled, it will be displayed on the fields tab.
- Id – Allow the user of Term id field.
- Slug – Allow the use of the Term slug field, otherwise this will be automatically generated.
- Parent – Allow the use of the Term Parent field.
- Alias – Allow the use of the Term Alias field.
Taxonomy Custom Fields
Custom fields allow you to import extra taxonomy term data which your theme or plugins may use, this could be term thumbnails, extra informational.
Custom field keys are manually entered, or can be populated via a predefined list of popular values, this list list can be extended via a wordpress filter to make it easier when creating imports.