How do you handle nested taxonomies?

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thgh
7 months ago
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Wordpress has this pretty well covered.

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    jacobsfletch
    Payload Team
    6 months ago

    Enable the nested docs plugin

    https://github.com/payloadcms/plugin-nested-docs

    on a

    categories

    collection then use a relationship field to reference the category



    Here's an example

    categories

    collection


    {
        slug: 'categories',
        name: 'Categories',
        fields: [
            {
                name: 'name',
                type: 'text',
            }
        ]
    }


    Then in your Payload config, call the plugin



    import nestedDocs from '@payloadcms/plugin-nested-docs'
    
    export default buildConfig({
      ...
      nestedDocs({
        collections: ['categories'],
      }),
    })


    Then in a

    posts

    collection, use a relationship field



    {
        slug: 'posts',
        name: 'Posts',
        fields: [
            {
                name: 'title',
                type: 'text',
            },
            {
                name: 'categories',
                type: 'relationship',
                hasMany: true,
                relationTo: 'categories',
            }
        ]
    }


    This would enable something like

    News > Politics > United States
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    thgh
    6 months ago

    Oh lol, I thought docs stood for documentation, unfortunate naming 😛



    Thanks, will check it out!

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    jacobsfletch
    Payload Team
    6 months ago

    Ahh makes sense. The original concept was actually “nested pages” but since this pattern applies to collections of any type “nested docs” made the most sense

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