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Creating and managing taxonomies

Taxonomies can be created in two ways

  • WP Admin Structure Taxonomies Create taxonomy
  • WP Admin ➝ Structure ➝ Edit post type ➝ Fields ➝ Add a Taxonomy field

When creating a taxonomy, the following details have to be provided

  • Singular and plural name:
    These are used to reference terms of this taxonomy throughout the site
  • Key:
    Unique identifier
  • Post type:
    The post type that this taxonomy is assigned to

Editing a taxonomy

To edit a taxonomy, you can go to WP Admin Structure Taxonomies and press “Edit taxonomy” button next to your taxonomy.

On the edit screen, you can change:

Basic details

  • Singular name
  • Plural name
  • Post types it is available for


  • Set permalink base for this taxonomy
  • Enable hierarchical permalink

Advanced settings

  • Enable hierarchical structure: Hierarchical structure lets you arrange terms into parent-child groups.
  • Is this taxonomy publicly queryable: Enable if this taxonomy is important to your SEO structure. If enabled, you can design the Single term templates and the taxonomy appears in your sitemap
  • Show this taxonomy in admin quick edit form for posts: Make this taxonomy available for bulk-editing through the post list table in WP Admin
  • Display a column for this taxonomy in the admin post list table
  • Native archive query: If enabled, the native WordPress post query will run in the single term page if you use Post feed widget with source set to WP default archive.

Adding terms

You can add terms to a taxonomy through WP Admin Your post type ➝ Taxonomy name

Default WordPress taxonomy term fields

  • Name
  • Slug
  • Parent
  • Description

Taxonomy term custom fields added by Voxel

  • Icon
  • Image
  • Area
  • Accent color

These fields can be dynamically pulled when designing taxonomy templates using Voxel dynamic tags.