Reminder: Term splitting in 4.2

Here’s a quick reminder to plugin authors. Beginning in WordPress 4.2, shared taxonomy terms will get split into separate terms when one of the terms gets updated.

What does this mean for you? If your plugin is independently storing term IDs in post meta, user meta, or options, then it’s likely you’ll need to update your plugin to prevent problems when a shared term gets split.

Boone Gorges has posted a complete guide to preparing for term taxonomy splitting. Take a read if you’re a plugin author and you think a plugin of yours may be affected.

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