Introduction to Suggest Terms

The Suggest Terms feature helps when you’re writing content in WordPress. It becomes much easier for you to find the best taxonomy terms for your content.

Suggest Terms can show two metaboxes on your post editing screen:

  1. Show existing terms: This metabox can help you browse and select from all your existing terms.
  2. Automatic term suggestions: This metabox can analyze your content and find new ideas for terms.

This image below features the “Show existing terms” metabox where you can browse existing terms:

This next image shows the “Automatic term suggestions” metabox that can analyze your content. In this screen you will see the following:

  1. Local terms: TaxoPress can suggest terms that already exist on your site.
  2. Dandelion: TaxoPress can also suggest new terms from the Dandelion service.
  3. Open Calais: TaxoPress can also suggest new terms from the Open Calais service.

The Settings for the Suggest Terms feature

Now let’s give you an overview of the changes you can make to the Suggest Terms feature. You can find this feature via the “Suggest Terms” menu link under the main “TaxoPress” menu link in WordPress.

TaxoPress Free users can customize the existing option for Suggest Terms. TaxoPress Pro users can create as many instances as they want.

Under the “General” tab, you can choose the default taxonomy that will load when users start editing a post. You can also choose which post types will get these metaboxes.

The “Automatic Term Suggestions” option can analyze your content and find new ideas for terms. The easiest option is to use “Suggest existing terms on your site”. You can also use the Dandelion API service to suggest terms (click here for documentation), and the Open Calais service (click here for documentation).

The “Show Existing Terms” setting controls how users can browse and select from all your existing terms. You can choose how many terms show by default, plus how they are sorted on the screen.