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WEBFI-WordPress-When Do You Need a Custom Post Type or Taxonomy in WordPress



When reading about WordPress there may have been terms you were interested in like custom post types and taxonomies. As a beginner you may be confused on if you need to use a custom post type or taxonomy. In this video, we will show you when you need a custom post type or taxonomy in WordPress.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Post types are the different types of content in a WordPress site and can be though of as a content type.

By default WordPress has five post, pages, attachemtns, navagation menus, and revisions.

The help distingusih differnt content types.

WordPress also has two taxonomies categories and tags.

So when should you create one of these?

If you want to add more features such as ratings, generes, or director to make it more searchable you would want to create your own.

Or if you want to showcase your work as an artist you can make a portfolio custom post type.

There are plugins that create custom post types for your site such as Soliloquy for sliders or plugins for ecommerce.

At WPBeginner we use custom post types for our glossary section.

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WPBeginner glossary

http://www.wpbeginner.com/glossary/

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