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[Resolved] migrating CPT tags and categories into Toolset

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Problem: The user would like to migrate some taxonomies to be used/managed by Toolset.

Solution: Taxonomies just like custom post types are migrated in the same way. Check the documentation article below

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Last updated by David 3 months, 2 weeks ago.

Assigned support staff: Jamal.


I am new to toolset and I am trying to migrate several Custom Post Types into Toolset. I have been following the directions at the link below for the migration.

I have been able to migrate the fields into Toolset by changing the assignment and changing the type for each field.

However, I can't figure out how to migrate the tags and categories associated with each Custom Post Type into Toolset.

Do you have any documentation, or suggestions for how to migrate post type specific tags and categories into Toolset?

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.



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Hello and thank you for contacting the Toolset support.

Just like custom post types, custom taxonomies need to be defined by Toolset Types. In the article that you have shared, the first section "Converting custom post types and taxonomy" explains how to migrate both custom post types and custom taxonomies.

If I did not understand your request or I am missing something, please elaborate more and we'll find out how to help.


Thank you for your help. After seeing your reply I realized I must be missing something in the converting custom types article. It was actually a link to this documentation page that appeared by your reply that helped me figure out what I was missing.

I am new to Toolset, so maybe others will not be confused like I was, but I would recommend adding a little more information to the documentation on this page.

Something like this:

Steps for Importing Custom Taxonomy
Go to the Toolset → Dashboard page and click the Add custom taxonomy button in the row of the post type you want to add a custom taxonomy to.
Enter the plural and singular name for your taxonomy. Slug has to exactly match the custom taxonomy you are importing.
Click the Save Taxonomy button.