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Taxonomy

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What is a taxonomy?

A taxonomy in web development terms—as in scientific language—is the concept of systematic categorization and classification. In development, taxonomy allows CMS developers to group together similar items. Taxonomies can be customized to thematically organize multiple groups.

What’s an example of a default taxonomy?

For an example of a default taxonomy, think of the “tag” feature of WordPress: it allows a content manager to tag similar posts together that are threaded by an overarching theme so that users can easily find the topics that interest them.

What is custom taxonomy? 

Custom taxonomies allow WordPress (and other CMS) developers to add relationships in which certain posts types are bound together.