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  • I am pulling my hair out trying to create a custom taxonomy template and am hoping someone here can tell me what I am missing.

    I am using the twentytwelve theme.

    I want to add a custom taxonomy for Locations. I’ve done this using this tutorial from Smashing Magazine.

    Now, I want to create archive pages. If a visitor clicks on, it should show the archive for all posts with that taxonomy.

    I followed the next step in the tutorial and created taxonomy-locations.php. The file includes the following code:

    $term = get_term_by( 'slug', get_query_var( 'term' ), get_query_var( 'taxonomy' ) );

    At first, I copied and pasted the smashing mag code, but this didn’t work. Instead of showing posts in “california”, it simply showed my most recent posts.

    I’ve looked at a dozen other tutorials and attempted a dozen other taxonomy-locations.php files, but nothing works. I cannot get the archive pages to show.

    Am I missing something? Is there an extra step I need to take? Like creating another page or template? Is this an issue with the twentytwelve theme itself?

    Here is the site I’m working on… (shows index.php) (shows a random post with the word “danville” in it. No idea how this is happening)

    I’ve also tried naming the file locations.php and that makes no difference.


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  • Frances


    I created an archive-custom-post-type-name file to display all custom posts in an archive.
    I have a taxonomy applied to my custom post type called ‘event_topics’ – To see archives by topic – I can’t get taxonomy-taxname-termname.php type templates to work – however, if I just rely on the archive page then I can get only the posts under the ‘term’ name showing in my archive for a given term.

    The problem then is that I only have the excerpt on the archive page, I don’t have any of my custom fields – so I’d need to add code to display these in as conditionals in ‘content.php’ which seems wrong and messy to me. I tried creating taxonomy-taxname-termname pages but they didn’t work they just showed all posts. I’m also wondering if – or _ in the termname or taxname messes things up template hierarchy wise. Basically also stumped!



    (I have done taxonomy templates previously with other themes – this is specific to 2012 unless I’m totally missing something!)



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