Generate: Terms


The Generate Terms section allows you to define one or more Term Groups, which generate / produce Taxonomy Terms.

Each Term Group you create is unique, and comprises of the Keywords, content and generation settings, such as the Taxonomy and number of Terms to generate.

You might use multiple Term Groups for different Taxonomies on your web site.  For example, you might have one Term Group for generating Categories about the services your business offers for a list of locations, and a second Term Group for Post Tags that can be used for your blog posts.

From your Term Group, you’ll use the Generate functionality to then make Page Generator Pro generate your Taxonomy Terms (Categories, Post Tags and/or other Taxonomies registered on your WordPress web site).

Haven’t set up any Keywords yet?  You’ll need to do this first – read how to manage Keywords.
Only need to generate a few Terms when generating Content? The Generate Content section allows for Taxonomy Term Names to be dynamically generated along with the content.

To access your Term Groups, click on the Page Generator Pro menu entry in the WordPress Administration, and then click Generate Terms.
Page Generator Pro: Generate Terms: Menu

Add a Term Group

To add a new Term Group to Page Generator Pro, complete the Add New Taxonomy Group form on the left side of the screen:
Page Generator Pro: Generate: Terms: Add Term

  • Name: The Term Name.  Keywords are supported here.
  • Slug: The Term’s Slug. Keywords are supported here, and the slug is auto generated if left blank.
  • Description: Optionally define the Term Description.  Some Themes output this when viewing a Term.
  • Parent Term: Optionally define the Parent Taxonomy Term ID or Title to assign generated Terms to.  Keywords are supported, and the parent term will be created if it does not already exist.
  • Taxonomy: Select the Taxonomy to generate Terms for.

Click the Add New Taxonomy Group button when done.

Edit a Term Group

To edit an existing Term Group in Page Generator Pro, click the Title of the Group that you want to edit:

  • Click on the Edit text below the Group you want to edit:Page Generator Pro: Generate Terms: Edit/Delete

Delete a Term Group

  • Hover the mouse cursor over the Group, and then click Delete:Page Generator Pro: Generate Terms: Edit/Delete

Fields: Name

Page Generator Pro: Generate: Terms: Name Field

The Taxonomy Term Name for each generated Term. Supports keywords, which can be inserted manually.  A different keyword data item is then chosen for each generated Term.

Fields: Description

Page Generator Pro: Generate: Terms: Description Field

The Taxonomy Term’s Description for each Term. Also supports keywords, which can be inserted manually.  The Description may be used by your Theme and SEO Plugins.

Page Generator Pro: Generate Terms: Slug

Automatically generated, but again can be manually specified with keywords.   A different keyword data item is then chosen for each generated Term.

Slugs must only contain alphanumeric characters, dashes, and/or underscores. No spaces.

We don’t recommend using Spintax here, as it may result in multiple Terms having the same Slug, causing confusion when you expect more content to have been generated than the actual result.  This is by design, as each Term must have its own unique Slug.

Fields: Parent Term

Don’t see the Parent Term option? It’s only displayed when you choose a Taxonomy that supports hierarchical (parent / child based) Terms.

If the chosen Taxonomy (see below) is hierarchical, you can optionally specify a Parent Term.

When specified, all generated Terms will be assigned as children of the given Parent Term.

  • Keywords can be used here.
  • If the Parent Term already exists as a Term, the existing Term will be used as the parent for all generated Terms.
  • If the Parent Term does not exist as a Term, a new Term will be created.  All generated Terms will then be assigned to the newly created Parent Term.

Fields: Taxonomy

Page Generator Pro: Generate Terms: Taxonomy
Allows you to specify the Taxonomy that you want to generate Terms for.

Fields: Generate

Page Generator Pro: Generate Terms: Generate

We’ve written a separate detailed guide on how each Generation Method works.

In conjunction with the Method option, there are other generation settings which work in conjunction:

  • Overwrite:
    • No: Existing generated Terms will not be overwritten.
    • Yes: Existing generatedTerms will be overwritten:
      • The Permalink of the generated Term matches an existing Permalink for a generated Term
  • No. Terms: Choose the number of Terms to generate.  If zero or blank, Page Generator Pro will attempt to produce all possible combinations based on the above generation method.
    If the Number of Terms settings exceeds the possible maximum number of unique Terms that could be generated, Page Generator Pro will honor the possible maximum number of unique Terms instead.  This is to ensure that no duplicate content is generated.

    For the Random method, a number must be specified.  If no number is specified, 10 Terms will be generated.
  • Resume Index: By default, Page Generator Pro starts at a zero based index for keyword terms.  You can choose to start at a different index (if, for example, Page Generation did not fully complete), by setting Resume Index to restart on the nth iteration.
    The Resume Index option does not apply when using the Random method.

Fields: Actions

Page Generator Pro: Generate: Actions

Once you have completed all fields, you have three options:

  1. Save: This saves the settings on the Generate screen.
  2. Test: This saves the settings on the Generate screen, and creates one test Term.
  3. Generate: This saves the settings on the Generate screen, and generates the required number of Terms.

If you have previously generated Term(s) from this Group, you will see a fourth option:

  • Delete Generated Terms: This allows you to delete all existing Term(s) that were generated by this Group.  This is useful if you made an error, and need to replace your existing Terms with revised content.
Before testing or generating Terms, we recommend reading the rest of the Documentation covering Methods, and Spintax.  These are all useful to help configure truly valuable, unique Terms.