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Attachment Taxonomy Support


The Attachment Taxonomy Support provides better support for media and attachments in WordPress versions before WordPress 3.5+.

In versions of WordPress subsequent to 3.5 it just registers ‘attachment_category’ and ‘attachment_tag’ taxonomies.


  • Edit Media (pre WordPress 3.5)
  • Media Popup (pre WordPress 3.5)


Upload the Attachment Taxonomy Support plugin to your WordPress plugins folder (/wp-content/plugins) or install it via your WordPress admin. Then activate it from the plugin admin page.


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Contributors & Developers

“Attachment Taxonomy Support” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Disable admin functionality in WordPress 3.5+ as taxonomies are now supported natively and media workflow has changed.


  • Ensure admin.js is loaded on media pages.
  • Added text domain to translation strings in setup_taxonomies().


  • Add language support.
  • Enqueue scripts properly and only when required.
  • Remove unnecessary menu redirect.


  • Added media taxonomy menu items.
  • Added links to manage taxonomies.
  • Fix attachment taxonomies not saving if all checkboxes deselected.
  • Fix saving when editing multiple attachment in post popup.
  • Allow default taxonomies to be removed via ‘attachmenttaxsupp_taxonomies’ filter.
  • Added support for hierarchical taxonomies.


  • First version.