Custom Content Types Taxonomies and Fields

In the preceding chapters, I've shown you how to bend posts, pages, categories, and tags to your needs. However, these types of content aren't always sufficient, and sometimes it's just not feasible to have several kinds of content jumbled together under Posts.

In this chapter, I'll show you how to use custom taxonomies to create separate groups of categories and tags for your existing content. Then I'll show you how to create whole new content types. Finally, I'll show you how to extend content types (including posts and pages) with custom fields for even more flexibility.

If you want to get custom post types and/or taxonomies up and running quickly on your site, try the Custom Post Types UI plugin. It provides a simple user interface for managing both content types and taxonomies. If, however, you're creating content types and taxonomies as part of a plugin for a more portable solution, read on!

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