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
- 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:
- Singular name
- Plural name
- Post types it is available for
- Set permalink base for this taxonomy
- Enable hierarchical permalink
- 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.
You can add terms to a taxonomy through WP Admin ➝ Your post type ➝ Taxonomy name
Default WordPress taxonomy term fields
Taxonomy term custom fields added by Voxel
- Accent color
These fields can be dynamically pulled when designing taxonomy templates using Voxel dynamic tags.