Real estate sites need more than the standard “posts” and “pages” that WordPress comes with. In this chapter, we explain what custom post 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 the custom types, fields and taxonomy that you need, with Toolset.
You will use custom types to create the structure for your site and organize items like "properties". Custom types are also the foundation that allows you to add advanced features to your real estate site.
Sometimes, you can use either custom fields and taxonomy to add the same information to items like "properties" and "agents". However, what you choose will impact how you develop and maintain your site.