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tag interface not saving
//remove default metabox
//change TAXONOMY_NAME to your taxonomy name
// My taxonomy slug is 'issue'
function remove_post_custom_fields() {
remove_meta_box( 'issuediv' , 'post' , 'normal' );
//add our custom meta box
add_action( 'add_meta_boxes', 'my_add_custom_box' );
function my_add_custom_box() {
__( 'My Taxonomy Section Title', 'textdomain' ),
//call back function to display the metabox
//change TAXONOMY_NAME to your taxonomy name
function tags_like_custom_tax(){
$tax_name = 'issue';
global $post;
$taxonomy = get_taxonomy($tax_name);
$disabled = !current_user_can($taxonomy->cap->assign_terms) ? 'disabled="disabled"' : '';
<div class="tagsdiv" id="<?php echo $tax_name; ?>">
<div class="jaxtag">
<div class="nojs-tags hide-if-js">
<p><?php echo $taxonomy->labels->add_or_remove_items; ?></p>
<textarea name="<?php echo "tax_input[$tax_name]"; ?>" rows="3" cols="20" class="the-tags" id="tax-input-<?php echo $tax_name; ?>" <?php echo $disabled; ?>><?php echo get_terms_to_edit( $post->ID, $tax_name ); // textarea_escaped by esc_attr() ?></textarea>
<?php if ( current_user_can($taxonomy->cap->assign_terms) ) { ?>
<div class="ajaxtag hide-if-no-js">
<label class="screen-reader-text" for="new-tag-<?php echo $tax_name; ?>"><?php echo $box['title']; ?></label>
<div class="taghint"><?php echo $taxonomy->labels->add_new_item; ?></div>
<p><input type="text" id="new-tag-<?php echo $tax_name; ?>" name="newtag[<?php echo $tax_name; ?>]" class="newtag form-input-tip" size="16" autocomplete="off" value="" />
<input type="button" class="button tagadd" value="<?php esc_attr_e('Add'); ?>" tabindex="3" /></p>
<p class="howto"><?php echo esc_attr( $taxonomy->labels->separate_items_with_commas ); ?></p>
<?php } ?>
<div class="tagchecklist"></div>
<?php if ( current_user_can($taxonomy->cap->assign_terms) ) { ?>
<p class="hide-if-no-js"><a href="#titlediv" class="tagcloud-link" id="link-<?php echo $tax_name; ?>"><?php echo $taxonomy->labels->choose_from_most_used; ?></a></p>
<?php }
How the taxonomy is declared
$args = array(
'labels' => $labels,
'public' => true,
'show_in_nav_menus' => true,
'show_ui' => true,
'show_tagcloud' => true,
'hierarchical' => true, // this makes it hierarchical in the UI
'rewrite' => array( 'hierarchical' => true ), // this makes hierarchical URLs
'query_var' => true,
register_taxonomy('issue', $allposttypes, $args);
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