In WordPress, taxonomy is a grouping mechanism for some posts, links, or post types. In this tutorial, we teach readers on how to create a custom taxonomy of WordPress in minutes using WordPress plugins without coding.
Taxonomy & Custom Taxonomy
Webmasters uses taxonomies every day but few of them know it clearly. Taxonomy is a way to combine posts and their types into one thing.
By default, WordPress offers 4 built-in taxonomies, including category, tag, links and navigation menu.
Besides, webmasters are also allowed to use custom taxonomies since WordPress 2.3, which makes the thing is possible to structure large account of content in a well-organized way.
For instance, you can create a type as People, then add terms as Lawyer, Editor, Engineer, and so on. By this way, you can allow readers to sort people by their jobs.
WordPress custom taxonomy is useful for webmasters. In below, we just guide you to create it with an easy method.
Create Custom Taxonomy with Plugin
For non-technicians and bloggers who don’t like to handle with code, using a plugin is one of the easiest ways to create custom taxonomy. Actually, there are a lot of taxonomy plugins, such as CPT-onomies, Ultimate Taxonomy Manager, and more.
In the following, we use Simple Taxonomy as example.
- First, install and activate the plugin.
- Go to Settings -> Custom Taxonomies, and then create a new taxonomy.
- Then, you can configure the Translations Wording as below for translating the custom taxonomies for the categories.
- At last, click the button of Add Taxonomy to complete the process.
You are required to enter taxonomy name in lowercase, choose the taxonomy as hierarchical or not, then attach it with a post type, and finally choose None in auto add terms.
At present, the taxonomy is started successfully, and you can find it under Posts and with the similar look of tags.