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Robert

On taxonomy list, Count for distinct post types?

One of my several custom taxonomies is called “Source”.
And I have multiple post types, including “Articles”.

On the term-list page for “Sources” (edit-tags.php?taxonomy=source), I have the Count column.
However, this column has confused me no end over the last week.
For one term in question, I see a Count of 2,003. Yet I know there are only 2,000 “articles”.
I have been conversing with the maker of another plugin which I felt was at fault.
But now I think the reason is that there are three other post objects, in another post type, “Events”, which are also linked to the term I am talking about…

Essentially, the Count column seems to add up the count of all post objects related to this term, am I right?

That shouldn’t really expected, not least because the Source taxonomy list is loaded by clicking the “Source” link within the “Articles” menu (edit-tags.php?taxonomy=source&post_type=article).

What I would expect to happen is either or both or the following…

1. The context is respected (ie. if edit-tags.php?taxonomy=source&post_type=article was clicked, make the Count correspond to “article” – not sure WordPress works this way)

2. ACP offers the ability to add a more granular Count, for a specified post object. This way, I could add Count columns for multiple posts which are attached to this taxonomy.

Does any of this exist?

Thanks.

10 months, 4 weeks ago
Stefan
Developer

Hi Robert,

Thanks for your feedback.
You’re correct the Count column counts the total of terms found for the entire taxonomy.
Although I agree with your proposal, this is not something that we want to change.
The count column is a default WordPress column and we choose not to alter the behavior of default and third-party columns.

Creating a new custom column where you can choose which post type it will count sounds like a better idea, although we have to see how heavy such column would be on performance. I will create a feature request for this on Github in our public issue list.

https://github.com/codepress/admin-columns-issues/issues/1155

10 months, 4 weeks ago
Robert

Stefan,

What’s the go-to thing to read about how to craft this as a custom column?
I’m not strictly a developer?

Thanks.

10 months, 4 weeks ago
Stefan
Developer

We do have a page on our documentation that explains how to write your own column.

Creating a new column type

It also comes with a toolkit. The key here is to manage the get_value() gets you the expected result.
But since it will run for each record on your overview, you must think about performance for this column.

What I mean with my previous comment though, is that I put it on the feature request list so we can have a look at it for you. I can’t give you a timeframe on when we start with this issue so if you don’t want or can’t wait for this, you could have a look at the documentation I sent you above.

Please let me know if anything is still unclear.

10 months, 3 weeks ago
Stefan
Developer

Hi Robert,

I just added the column in the free experimental repo so you can try it out.
https://github.com/codepress/ac-addon-extra-columns

You can manually install the plugin.
You’ll have to activate the column through the settings menu before it is available (see description on Github)

10 months, 3 weeks ago

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