I am trying to use custom post types(CPTs) so as to create "sections" on my site.
In the process, I encountered three issues:
1/It appears I can add a post in a CPT format into a category. However, when I go to the category archive page (example.com/category/art), it displays only posts belonging to that category in the default post formats. Is it an inherent limitation or is there a way to fix it?
2/I wish to customize the CPT archive page(ideally the header and sidebars). Is this impossible/difficult or is there an easy work around?
3/It seems there is only one possible permalink option for posts with CPT. That is: example.com/cpt-name/post-name/
On the otherhand, some WP experts advise using a permalink should contain atleast "year" (see here). I also remember reading a WP expert's comment on this forum that the "year/month/date" permalink is recommended.
Is this an outdated concern or not a big deal? Or, will it be somehow offsetted by the use of CPTs?
Thanx in advance.