The TaxoPress 2023 Year in Review

Hey, and thanks for using TaxoPress.

We build the TaxoPress and Tag Groups plugins to help you organize content on your WordPress sites.

In this post, I’ll show you all the improvements to TaxoPress during 2023. I’ll break down the changes into several different areas, including the acquisition of the Tag Groups plugin, added features, and new AI integrations.

The Tag Groups Plugin

In October last year, we acquired the Tag Groups plugin. This is a really useful plugin that allows you to display and filter content based on taxonomy terms. You can click here to see demos of Tag Groups features.

Until March, the plugin was hosted at and used for the license keys. We put in several months of work to move the plugin, demos, documentation, and license keys over here to

Tag Groups demo

Synonyms and Linked Terms

We built two related features during 2023: Synonyms and Linked Terms.

Both of these new features allow you to have multiple words associated with a single term. Here are the differences between the two features:

  • Synonyms: The extra words are not real terms. And those extra words can only be added to one term. For example, if your main term is “Apples” and the synonym is “Honeycrisp”, that synonym will not exist anywhere on your site. It will not have an archive page and users will not be able to add it as a term.
Term Synonyms
  • Linked Terms: The extra words are real terms. And those extra words can be added to as many terms as you want. For example, if your main term is “Apples” and the linked term is “Honeycrisp”, that linked term will have an archive page and users will be able to add it as a term.
Linked Terms

A New Posts Screen

In August, we introduced a new “Posts” screen. This screen allows you to search for terms and see all the posts attached to any term, even across multiple post types. Previously it was only possible to see this data for a single post type.

TaxoPress Posts screen

TaxoPress AI

Over the final few months of the year, we’ve been busy building integrations between the TaxoPress plugin and popular AI services.

The “TaxoPress AI” feature has a much improved metabox on your post editing screen. This image below shows the TaxoPress AI metabox. You can click on any term to add it to your post.

TaxoPress AI Metabox

There are up to seven different options in this new TaxoPress AI metabox:

  • Manage Post Terms: This feature allows you to manage all the terms that are currently attached to a post.
  • Suggest Existing Terms: This feature uses a tool in the TaxoPress plugin that can scan your posts and suggest relevant terms that already exist on your site.
  • Show All Existing Terms: This feature allows you to browse all the terms in a taxonomy.
  • OpenAI / IBM Watson / Dandelion / LSEG: These integrations are in TaxoPress Pro. They allow you to connect to external services. These services will scan your content and suggest both existing terms and new terms.

This next screenshot shows the terms that TaxoPress AI (thanks to OpenAI) is suggesting for the annoucement post about this feature. This post has about 600 words, and OpenAI has 15 term suggestions. The terms in green are attached to the post.

OpenAI term suggestions

What’s Next for TaxoPress?

In 2024, our aim is to expand on the current AI features.

For example, with the help of AI it should be possible to automatically identify common synonyms. If you have a term called “Apples”, it should be possible to click a button and automatically have TaxoPress identify synonyms such as “Apple”, “Granny Smith”, and “Honeycrisp”.

With the Tag Groups plugin, we’d like to expand the number of ways it can be used to display your terms. There will be more options that don’t require the “Groups” feature to be enabled.

Thanks for all the support you’ve shown to TaxoPress this year. Everything on this list has been built in response to your feedback. If you have suggestions to add to this list, please let us know. We love to hear your ideas.


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