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Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read, Second Edition by Scott McNulty

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9. Custom Post Types and Taxonomies

If you’ve read this book in chapter order, you’re familiar with posts (Chapters 6 and 7) and pages (Chapter 8), as well as their differences. I’m about to tell you something that is going to blow your mind: Pages and posts are actually the same thing to WordPress. This news is shocking, I know, because I’ve been concentrating on what makes a post different from a page, but a page is just one type of post. (A post is another post type.) This chapter goes over the default post types and shows you have to take advantage of the custom post-type and taxonomy features of WordPress 3.0.

Types, Taxonomies, and Your Blog

Post types have been behind the scenes powering your blog from the beginning. An item’s post type ...

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