Primary Category Demo


  • Custom post types use the native category taxonomy – 'taxonomies' => array('category'),

Further improvements:

  • Dynamically show/hide _builtin post types (default to show)
  • Dynamically show/hide non-public (non-publicly queryable) post types (default to hide)
  • Add better communication between the Primary Category metabox and the Category metabox (anchor links or JavaScript appending)
  • Add more contextual help to both the metabox and the plugin’s settings
  • Add/extend functionality to allow for primary taxonomies by getting all taxonomies attached to a custom post and adding the same functionality as for categories


Depending on the publisher’s implementation and use of Yoast SEO plugin (which already has this functionality), a query can be built using the plugin’s code without adding any metaboxes or custom plugin settings. For this exercise, though, I have created the solution 100% from scratch.

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