Help! (or, where can I get more info?)

Right, I've been trying to figure this out for a while. I get something working, then it doesn't seem to work anymore. It's drivign me bonkers to be honest, and I need to find the solution.

There are a few things I'm tryign to figure out.

I create a post type, then I create a few taxonomies linked to that post type. That taxonomies have certain categories in each.

How do I show a page, pretty much like a category page, of all the posts in all the taxonomies for that one post type?

How do I show a page, like a category page, of all the posts in a specific taxonomy?

How do I show a page, again like a category page, of all the posts in a specific category in a specific taxonomy?

*phew*

I'd also like to know how I can use the embed code within taxonomies and post types?

I'll give an example of how soemthing would work in a perfect world, on my site.

I have a post type called 'Courses', I then have a few taxonomies, such as 'fiction', 'non-fiction' & 'screenwriting'. Within each of those taxonomies, I have categories, such as 'UK', 'Ireland', 'USA', 'Australia'.

How can users do a search for screenwriting courses in the UK? Or better still, how could a user do a search for screenwriting courses in the UK & Ireland?

Everybody talks about how simple it is to do, but for some reason, my brain starts humming Disney tunes when they get to a certain point, as they fly off to space with explanations.

Is there a simple explanation somewhere, written in English and with examples?

  • DavidM

    Hi Joe,

    How do I show a page, pretty much like a category page, of all the posts in all the taxonomies for that one post type?
    How do I show a page, like a category page, of all the posts in a specific taxonomy?
    How do I show a page, again like a category page, of all the posts in a specific category in a specific taxonomy?

    These are all somewhat related and addressed by the taxonomy templates as detailed here:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy#Custom_Taxonomies_display

    You basically create a template file using your theme's template files (likely category.php or archive.php), rename them according to previous link I just mentioned, then customize them, utilizing the embed codes as needed.

    I'd also like to know how I can use the embed code within taxonomies and post types?
    I'll give an example of how soemthing would work in a perfect world, on my site.
    I have a post type called 'Courses', I then have a few taxonomies, such as 'fiction', 'non-fiction' & 'screenwriting'. Within each of those taxonomies, I have categories, such as 'UK', 'Ireland', 'USA', 'Australia'.

    To help you get started with that, the following article goes through the whole taxonomy creation and display process.
    http://sixrevisions.com/wordpress/taxonomy/

    If you're not quite so familiar with custom post types though, you may want to have a read through any of the many tutorials out there on them, the following being a great one to start with.
    http://justintadlock.com/archives/2010/04/29/custom-post-types-in-wordpress

    CustomPress helps by providing embed codes so you don't necessarily have to code up a query for the post type, taxonomy or custom field. You simply paste the code into your theme template files where you want them displayed.

    The notes listed with the embed codes help explain what they do.

    How can users do a search for screenwriting courses in the UK? Or better still, how could a user do a search for screenwriting courses in the UK & Ireland?

    That gets a bit technical and I think the following thread over at wordpress.org goes through quite a bit of the technicalities:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/search-form-with-custom-taxonomy-dropdown

    You might also be able to simply use the following plugin as a simple way to search through your custom post type and taxonomy content:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search-everything/

    Everybody talks about how simple it is to do, but for some reason, my brain starts humming Disney tunes when they get to a certain point, as they fly off to space with explanations.
    Is there a simple explanation somewhere, written in English and with examples?

    Hopefully the links I mentioned will help. I wouldn't say it's a simple process, it's just made much simpler by how WordPress itself works and also when using CustomPress you have access to embed codes.

    -David

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