Since being able to easy add new taxonomies to any post type in WordPress, I have had a little gripe about the UI…
Creating taxonomies can be a really useful way of categorising and navigating your content but what happens if I want to add many taxonomies to my post type?
You have the choice of specifying when a taxonomy is ‘hierarchical’ or not. If set to false then the UI is the admin will display in the same way as it does for tags; a text field which you can use to add terms. If set to true then the UI displays in the same way as categories; a box with a list of checkboxes for each term.
So what’s my issue?
My issue is all that space if you only have a couple of categories.
It’s not so much of an issue if you only have categories but if you add multiple hierarchical taxonomies it can make your edit screen really long for no reason.