For various reasons. Let’s say that you have site with many posts with various tags assign to it. In my example, I have created wordpress theme for cataloging DVD/BD movies. Each post represented one movie, inside content I put synopsis and some movie related data as actors, director…, genre was managing through categories, year and length of movie through post tags. Now, after creating custom post types and transferring posts to CPT, and migrating categories to custom taxonomy with hierarchy, tags was only thing that was left to transfer.
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Let’s say that you have situation like myself few days ago. You have regular wp posts and categories with some tags in it. But you need a little more. More customization, more custom things that you simply can’t done through standard wordpress taxonomy (category & tags). So let’s say that you managed to fork you’re way through wp custom post types (CPT) and you assign some custom taxonomy (CT). As you know CT can be done “like tags” (‘hierarchical’ => false,) or “like categories” (‘hierarchical’ => true,). Now you wish to transfer your current “standard” categories to custom taxonomy with hierarchy.
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