Tag: Custom Taxonomies
Shout Out to the Pods Plugin
I’m working on a WordPress project that needs custom post types, custom fields, custom taxonomies, and custom taxonomy meta. To do this, I installed three entirely separate plugins: CPT UI, Advanced Custom Fields, and a taxonomy metabox solution that I regret using (its code dates back to before WordPress had taxonomy meta, and uses its own custom data structure).
get_queried_object(): How and Why to Use It
WordPress’s get_queried_object() function has the distinction of being, I think, the most useful core function in WordPress that I didn’t know about for the longest time.
How to Sort Posts by their Taxonomy Terms
A Good Article Comparing Custom Fields and Custom Taxonomies
A guy named Anh read our article on custom taxonomies and custom fields, and contacted us pointing to a similar article he wrote on his own site. His article’s good—what I like about it, specifically, are the bolded key points on the differences between taxonomies and fields, such as:
Plugin: Term Management Tools
We recently used this plugin by the prolific scribu to solve a problem we had: How to migrate an existing WordPress taxonomy (with lots of terms and lots of posts having those terms) to another post type?
How to Add Existing Taxonomies to WordPress Custom Post Types
This article covers how to add existing taxonomies to a custom post type, and how to make that custom post type show up in those taxonomies’ archive pages.
Organizing Your WordPress Data: Understanding Custom Taxonomies vs Custom Fields
This article looks at the two major systems for adding data to posts in WordPress: custom taxonomies and custom fields. Since some needs can reasonably by solved by either custom fields or custom taxonomies, we’ll use a practical example—a movie review site—to help define overall principles for when it’s best to use each tool.