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Help with hierarchy

  • I have to build a site that has multiple countries/regions like so:


    But they need to share much of the same information:


    So I’m thinking that I create a custom post type Products and then have a custom field checkbox for each country/region if I want it to show.

    Any ideas how this can be achieved?

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  • You are on the right path. I like to use a plugin like “Custom Post Types UI” or “Easy Custom Post Types (paid)” to do CPTs, but you can roll your own in functions.php if you prefer: http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Types

    You can make a custom taxonomy of region, or just use category and create the regions as categories. Does that help?

    rather than creating folders create subdomains

    Thanks Luke, yeah I’m just not sure how to keep the urls to products with different countries but still sharing the same product information. So in case I didn’t explain properly products can be visible in multiple regions or countries, but they are the exact same products. So I only want to create a single products custom post type.

    Guarav subdomains means multiple installations which isn’t really what I want

    Yep, I think I understand now, but I wonder if that is the best method. Here is an example from the site I maintain for my day-job: http://store.steelcase.com/brochures/cobi/. You can get to that page via Chairs -> Office & Desk or via Chairs -> Guest & Informal. Both paths lead to the same product URL. In terms of canonical URLs, you only want one product page.

    When WordPress does /%category%/%postname%/ for your permalinks (which I don’t think apply to custom post types), it just picks the first category (I think) so you don’t end up with a bunch of duplicate product pages from an SEO/SERP perspective.

    So while I am guessing you can somehow hack this to work, I question if that is what you really want to do. 🙂

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