WP Required Taxonomies – Categories and Tags Mandatory


This plugin works with Gutenberg (new editor). It works with the classic editor and the gutenberg editor.

Require users to select a taxonomy term when publishing posts. For example, require the selection of a category or tag.

It works with

  • All taxonomies , including post categories , post tags , product categories, product tags, and custom taxonomies.
  • All post types , including posts, pages, WooCommerce Products, Events, etc.

Use cases

  • Force users to select a category when publishing posts
  • Force users to select a tag when publishing posts
  • Force users to select a custom taxonomy term when publishing posts
  • Force users to select a category when publishing WooCommerce Products
  • Force users to select a tag when publishing WooCommerce Products
  • Force users to select a category or tag when publishing Events
  • Force users to select any Taxonomy Term when publishing any custom post type

This plugin is completely free.


  • options page
  • validation message


Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type the plugin name and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found our plugin by VegaCorp you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading our plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application. The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.


What post types can I use this plugin on?

Currently it works with posts only.


21. januar, 2024 1 svar
In itself it’s a cool tool making sure that users on the backend select categories. The plugin is causing a bug, where to update or to publish a post type that is being checked by the plugin needs to be initiated twice. So the blue «update» button, for example, needs to be clicked twice for it to work. I am using it for custom post types too. The developers contact forms on their website aren’t working unfortunately.
28. april, 2020
Simple to use, all free, does exactly what is needed
23. januar, 2019 2 svar
If you use custom taxonomies there’s a high chance you also use custom post types. Forcing people to buy this to be able to use it on custom post types is indecent. I hope you go bankrupt. Seriously. This don’t belong in WP repository.
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  • Rewrite the validation code to improve issues in the Classic editor and Block editor


  • Fix PHP warning.


  • Removed Freemius SDK and made all the features free


  • Change. Updated freemius SDK


  • Fix. Make it work with jQuery 3


  • Fix. Make it work with gutenberg for taxonomies that don’t have rest_base


  • Fix. Make it work with gutenberg


  • Updated freemius sdk to v2.2.4


  • Made custom post types and custom taxonomies free


  • Fix php warning


  • Added premium offering.
  • Updated welcome page
  • Removed reduxframework as dependency


  • Initial release.