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  1. Michael Fields
    Themer
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,

    I'll be presenting at this month's WordPress Users group here in Portland, OR. I'll also be pitching this presentation for inclusion at WordCamp Portland this year (fingers crossed).

    The topic I chose is custom taxonomy more specifically "Unlocking the Hidden Power of Custom Taxonomy for WordPress". The goal of the presentation is two-fold: Inform WordPress users that this functionality exists and inspire them to use custom taxonomies on their own sites by providing a series of use cases.

    I'm posting here in hopes that someone uses custom taxonomies and would like to provide a link to their site. I have a handful of decent examples that will be included, but the more the better IMO. Here's what I have planned so far, please feel free to add to the list. I will credit anyone who helps out both in the presentation as well as the blog post that results from the presentation.

    Justin Tadlock's Awesome Movie Database
    http://popcritics.com/movies

    My Art Portfolio uses custom taxonomies to organize pieces by the symbols that they contain. http://art.mfields.org/symbolism/

    I use custom taxonomoies to list the version of WordPres that code examples will work on at http://web.mfields.org/

    I use custom taxonomoies to create a linked list of my clients at http://design.mfields.org/clients/

    A couple of hypothetical examples are listed below:

    - Sports Blog
    - Teams
    - Players
    - Coaches
    - Leagues

    - Music Blog
    - Performer
    - Band
    - Record Label
    - Release

    Please let me know if you or someone you know uses custom taxonomies in a creative or useful way.

    Thanks for reading.
    -Mike

  2. obvio
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    can u explain how do u show the list of terms for the taxonomy in http://design.mfields.org/clients/ i.e. what file name u use or what changes u do in the loop to enable it, cause when i try doing that i get 404 for mysite.com/taxonomy (it does work though for mysite.com/taxonomy/term).

    thanks!

  3. Michael Fields
    Themer
    Posted 4 years ago #

    obvio,

    The section at /clients/ is a page that I have set up to specifically display all terms of the "Clients" taxonomy. On this page I am using the Taxonomy List Shortcode - a plugin which you can find here:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/taxonomy-list-shortcode/

  4. obvio
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    thanks for answering, my biggest problem that when going to this page i get a 404 (the code to present the terms i have) I just dont understand what's the equivalent of archive.php for that matter, or how u assign this url to go to the specific page u want.

    did u create an actual page in the admin (under "pages") and set its name to "Clients" and its permalink to .com/clients/ or you took a different approach?

    I'm looking for a dynamic scalable solution that would not require me to create a page per taxonomy..

    thanks again!

  5. Michael Fields
    Themer
    Posted 4 years ago #

    thanks for answering, my biggest problem that when going to this page i get a 404 (the code to present the terms i have) I just dont understand what's the equivalent of archive.php for that matter, or how u assign this url to go to the specific page u want.

    Totally understand you. The issue here is that there is no resource at that address. Please bear in mind that archive.php only comes into play when you are viewing the terms of any given taxonomy including categories and tags. Give it a try (depending on your permalink structure) http://example.com/category/ or http://example.com/tag/. Each of these addresses should also produce a 404 message. archive.php is only evoked in a situation like http://example.com/category/my-category/

    did u create an actual page in the admin (under "pages") and set its name to "Clients" and its permalink to .com/clients/ or you took a different approach?

    Yep, you got it!

    I'm looking for a dynamic scalable solution that would not require me to create a page per taxonomy..

    I wish there was an easy answer that I could give you in regards to this. This functionality is not supported by core and I yet yet to stumble upon a solution - other than creating a page for each taxonomy.

    Unfortunately, I do not have time at present to work out some code for you... but definitely plan to revisit this thread in the next couple of weeks... hopefully someone else can piece together a fast solution.

    Best wishes,
    -Mike

  6. obvio
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    thanks!, don't need no code samples so don't bother :) I just thought you had some special trick there... but when i come to think of it, maybe I'll need to solve it on the htaccess level to also catch /tag/ and /category/ (it didn't even cross my mind since i never use tags and even categories are removed using the 'no categories base' plugin).

    thanks for the best wishes, same for you!

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