Drupal - PHP Add Taxonomy Term

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[b]Q:[/b] How can I programmatically create or add new Taxonomy Terms using PHP code?
[b]A:[/b] Call the function taxonomy_save_term() passing in the details of the new taxonomy term.

To create a new taxonomy term through PHP you can use taxonomy_save_term(&$form_values) which is mainly intended for use as a helper function to by the real drupal taxonomy add term form. The relevant term details are passed in via the $form_values parameter and the Term Id of the newly created taxonomy term is placed back in this array and can be accessed by the calling code. I wrote the following function wrap taxonomy_save_term(&$form_values) to make it a bit easier to use:

function add_taxonomy_term($name, $vid, $description = '', $weight = 0) {

$form_values = array();
$form_values['name'] = $name;
$form_values['description'] = $description;
$form_values['vid'] = $vid;
$form_values['weight'] = $weight;

return $form_values['tid'];

It is passed the name of the new term, the Id of the vocabulary under which it is to be created and optionally a description and a weight. The Id of the new term is returned.

I thought that perhaps somebody might find this code useful, and ill find it here if ever I need it again! ;-)

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