Nested, Hierarchical Taxonomies
WP All Import provides two options to import hierarchical or nested taxonomies, also known as “parent” and “child” taxonomies. You import these taxonomies using the option Posts have hierarchical (parent/child) Categories (i.e., Sports > Golf > Clubs > Putters).
Example A: An element in my file contains the entire hierarchy
If you have a file where the taxonomy structure is specified in a single column or element, use An element in my file contains the entire hierarchy.
For example, if you have a column in your file with the value “Ski Resorts > Colorado > Aspen > Aspen Highlands”, Ski Resorts is the parent, Colorado is a child of Ski Resorts, Aspen is a child of Colorado, and Aspen Highlands is a child of Aspen.
Click the Preview button to see what your taxonomy structure will look like after it is imported.
Example B: Manually design the hierarchy with drag & drop
If you have a file with many different columns or elements containing your taxonomies, choose the Manually design the hierarchy with drag & drop option.
Drag the four-pointed arrows to the left or right to make a category a parent or child, or drag them up and down to re-order.
How to Apply Mapping to Your Categories
Learn more about the Enable Mapping for Categories option, available when you're importing your nested taxonomies, by visiting Enable Mapping for Taxonomies.
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