This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

WP Document Revisions Custom Taxonomy Generator


Note: this plugin is no longer under active development. To add taxonomies to documents, you may be interested in the WordPress Custom Taxonomy Generator. To add custom fields, you may be interested in Edit Flow or Advanced Custom Fields.

Creates static, stand-alone plugin files to add custom fields and taxonomies to WP Document Revisions documents.

Allows for creation of an unlimited number of:

  • Custom Freeform Taxonomies (like tags)
  • Custom structured taxonomies (like categories, departments, or issues)
  • Exclusive Categories (Custom taxonomy that allows users to select only one from a list like colors or clients)
  • Text Field (add any text you want)
  • Select a user from a list (such as editor)

Generates static plugin file and attempt to write the file to your WordPress installation. If it cannot, it will give you the source code to copy, and tell you where to create the file. Plugin can safely be removed or uninstalled once fields and taxonomies are created, or left active to edit existing fields.

If you are looking to store metadata along side your documents (rather than group and organize them), you may also want to take a look at the Edit Flow Plugin which WP Document Revisions is designed to integrate with.


  1. Upload plugin-name.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Contributors & Developers

“WP Document Revisions Custom Taxonomy Generator” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • Fixed bug where exclusive custom taxonomies were associated with revisions, not posts


  • Initial commit