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Introduction to Custom Types for Directory Sites

WordPress comes with “posts” and “pages”. Directory sites need other types of content to hold and organize listings. In this chapter, we explain what custom types, fields and taxonomy are.

If you’re already familiar with this terminology, you can skip to the next chapter and dive directly into how to create it with Toolset.

What Are Custom Types and How They Work

Quick introduction to custom types in WordPress, their history and usage.

When and Why You Should Use Custom Types

Custom types help you organize and structure your directory site. They are also the foundation for building advanced features for dynamic sites.

Using Custom Fields vs. Taxonomy

Sometimes, you might wonder if you should add information to posts using custom fields or taxonomy. And often, you can achieve the same with both. Learn the differences between the two and best practices when deciding which one to use.