Register Multiple Taxonomies

This helper function will allow you to easily register multiple taxonomies. Instead of registering each separately, simply pass an array of the specific details and the function will fill in the rest.

<?php
/**
* Register Multiple Taxonomies
*
* @author Bill Erickson
* @link http://www.billerickson.net/code/register-multiple-taxonomies/
*/
function be_register_taxonomies() {
$taxonomies = array(
array(
'slug' => 'job-department',
'single_name' => 'Department',
'plural_name' => 'Departments',
'post_type' => 'jobs',
'rewrite' => array( 'slug' => 'department' ),
),
array(
'slug' => 'job-type',
'single_name' => 'Type',
'plural_name' => 'Types',
'post_type' => 'jobs',
'hierarchical' => false,
),
array(
'slug' => 'job-experience',
'single_name' => 'Min-Experience',
'plural_name' => 'Min-Experiences',
'post_type' => 'jobs',
),
);
foreach( $taxonomies as $taxonomy ) {
$labels = array(
'name' => $taxonomy['plural_name'],
'singular_name' => $taxonomy['single_name'],
'search_items' => 'Search ' . $taxonomy['plural_name'],
'all_items' => 'All ' . $taxonomy['plural_name'],
'parent_item' => 'Parent ' . $taxonomy['single_name'],
'parent_item_colon' => 'Parent ' . $taxonomy['single_name'] . ':',
'edit_item' => 'Edit ' . $taxonomy['single_name'],
'update_item' => 'Update ' . $taxonomy['single_name'],
'add_new_item' => 'Add New ' . $taxonomy['single_name'],
'new_item_name' => 'New ' . $taxonomy['single_name'] . ' Name',
'menu_name' => $taxonomy['plural_name']
);
$rewrite = isset( $taxonomy['rewrite'] ) ? $taxonomy['rewrite'] : array( 'slug' => $taxonomy['slug'] );
$hierarchical = isset( $taxonomy['hierarchical'] ) ? $taxonomy['hierarchical'] : true;
register_taxonomy( $taxonomy['slug'], $taxonomy['post_type'], array(
'hierarchical' => $hierarchical,
'labels' => $labels,
'show_ui' => true,
'query_var' => true,
'rewrite' => $rewrite,
));
}
}
add_action( 'init', 'be_register_taxonomies' );
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Bill Erickson

Bill Erickson is a freelance WordPress developer and a contributing developer to the Genesis framework. For the past 14 years he has worked with attorneys, publishers, corporations, and non-profits, building custom websites tailored to their needs and goals.

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