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  • We are using woocommerce on multiple site using woocommerce attributes functionality for products. Is there a way or a plugin to have the same woocommerce/attributes functionality for regular post? Thanks

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  • Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    Support Team Volunteer

    How would this work for regular posts? What do you want to do?

    We are trying building a wiki/glossary style site.
    Each WORD will have its own definition of course but then a lot of information about concept and references and more…that will be shared with other WORDS.
    As an example “DEAD SEA” and “RED SEA” will have a lot of common information/references so we do not want to enter them twice and to have to update them on several posts when this info is updated.
    We are using woocommerce and what we are looking for looks a lot like the Attributes functionality in woocommerce. It’s still would be limited as in our case the TERMS of the Attributes would have a lot of info.
    Just trying to find the right direction. Thanks

    Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    Support Team Volunteer

    I think what you might want is a custom taxonomy to augment the existing categories and tags

    https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies

    I’d probably create one or more taxonomies then use Advanced Custom Fields to add fields to taxonomy terms (like “related terms”, an image, a short description, etc.)

    Or you could use ACF to add those fields to categories or tags.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Steve Stern.

    I see, thanks – But how can I show the same info/data on different posts without having to enter it multiple times?

    Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    Support Team Volunteer

    You associate the term with the post just like you’d do with a category or tag.

    You lost me there. So I create a post, enter a definition then “associate” the post the term, but where is the term?

    Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    Support Team Volunteer

    If you create a taxonomy, it would be just like categories or tags. Otherwise, use categories or tags and extend them with custom fields.

    ok – so “DEAD SEA” and “RED SEA” are 2 separate posts. They share some information in a section called CONCEPT. In this CONCEPT section we have a table with references and outside links. This table will also show on other posts.
    So I create a new taxonomy that I call “ALL CONCEPTS” then a Category “CONCEPT SEA” in this category a post with the table and references that need to be shared on DEAD SEA and RED SEA. How do I bring this post to show on DEAD SEA and RED SEA?

    Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    Support Team Volunteer

    You’d have to do some custom archive templates for those taxonomies.

    IS there anyway, may be through shortcode to bring the reference post into the “main” post?
    May be we should be using Toolset.

    Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    Support Team Volunteer

    You could use toolset or ACF or a number of similar plugins. If you’re “tagging” the posts, you could write a filter on the_content() to pull in the stuff at the bottom of relevant posts.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Steve Stern.

    We have both so we’ll try them. Thanks

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