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WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, Third Edition by Jessica Neuman Beck, Matt Beck

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13. Custom Content Types

Posts and pages are great, but if you need a greater degree of customization for your data, custom post types and taxonomies are for you.

In this chapter, we’ll give you an overview of what custom post types can do and show you how to use them to set up a portfolio section for your site. We’ll also walk you through the process of setting up a custom taxonomy to organize your portfolio section by feature.

Custom post types and custom taxonomies require an advanced knowledge of PHP and a familiarity with the functions.php file as well as WordPress template files.

Setting Up a Custom Post Type

To use custom post types, you must ...

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