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[Resolved] Hierarchical Taxonomies are not respecting the tree when updating post

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When I edit a Post and add some Terms (hierarchical taxonomy) the Hierarchical Tree is not respected after updating.
The Selected Terms are now not anymore figuring as Child Items of it's parent.

This is a BUG in WordPress.
Toolset can not solve this.

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Last updated by Julián Díaz Moreno 7 years, 10 months ago.

Assisted by: Beda.


I am trying to: Create a custom Taxonomy (hierarchical)

I visited this URL:

I expected to see: The child values of the taxonomy inside (indent) above its parent value.

Instead, I got: In the admin panel, when creating the values (parent) and child values for the custom taxonomy, there's no problem, and everything behave as expected.

But when editing a Custom Post Type and assigning the values for this custom taxonomy, some (not all) of the child values appear "outside" (not indent) above the corresponding parent value. Specifically, the "incorrect indent" child values are: "Agricultura", "Comercio", "NTIC", "Pesca" and "Servicios") and their parent value is "Sector empresarial". Only when I checked the values they fits correctly (indented) above the corresponding parent value (as you can see in the screenshot with the child values "Industria" and "Turismo")


That's a WordPress BUG.

This also happens with the native Category taxonomy and it is indeed a problem in the WordPress core GUI itself, not something we do ourselves. We can not do anything to change this

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Hi Beda!,

thanks for the explanation and the support, all clear now 😉

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