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  • I was wondering if it were possible to use different descriptors when outputting a custom taxonomy. For example I run a site that reviews different types of things, like books and movies. In my movie review post type I have a taxonomy of “writer” that will be output when published will read like: “Writer: John Doe”. But for a book review I’d like to be able to have it read like: “Author: John Doe” as it sounds better. So my question is can I use the same “writer” taxonomy in the book review post type and have it show up as Author when published? or do I have to make a different “author” taxonomy? The reason I’d like to keep it confined to one is that sometimes an author of a book will write the screenplay for the movie and I don’t want to have the same person twice if I don’t have to.

    I’m sorry if this is unclear.

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  • I’m not sure how you are outputting the writer/author name but this should work.
    Where you want Author displayed
    <?php echo get_the_term_list( $post->ID, 'writer', 'Author: ', ', ', '' ); ?>

    Where you want Writer displayed
    <?php echo get_the_term_list( $post->ID, 'writer', 'Writer: ', ', ', '' ); ?>

    I hope that makes sense. For more info, check out

    Yeah I figured it out on my own. I’m using that exact method. Just forgot to post the follow up. Thanks.

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