Is it possible to add a custom taxonomy to an event?

I had a client meeting today and, on the subject of events, he asked if we could add a custom taxonomy for [a] music genre and group/dj names.

This would be simple enough if I made my own custom event type, which is always the next resort, but is it possible to modify Events+ in this way?

  • 3SixtyEvolve
    • New Recruit

    Hi @isarmstrong

    Greetings from the WPMU DEV Support Team. Thank you for being a member and for posting your question to the forum.

    If you use CustomPress you should be able to set up custom event types. I will test it myself to see how easily it can be integrated and revert back to you.

    I will also follow up with some of our super CustomPress support folk to see if they can give any tips. Revert back to you ASAP.

    Have a good weekend!


  • 3SixtyEvolve
    • New Recruit

    Hi @isarmstrong

    Hope you’re doing well.

    I did a bit of research to see how you could add custom taxonomies and found two useful links that might give you some assistance.

    New Release – Events & Bookings

    Add taxonomies to Events+

    I hope this gives you a little bit of help in the right direction. If I find anything else I will let you know.

    Have a good day!


    Hope my response is helpful. Appreciate a thumbs up if it is. If it’s not, please let me know how I can serve you better.

  • 3SixtyEvolve
    • New Recruit

    Hi @isarmstrong

    Thanks for the rep points. Much appreciated :slight_smile: PS Instead of giving me rep points, simply give me a thumbs up on my service, by clicking on the ‘Was Helpful’ button :slight_smile:

    I’ll be sure to look for you on the forum and if you’re assisting other members I will return the favor and pass some rep points your way. :slight_smile:

    I hope those links were helpful. Of course I have also flagged the Developer, just to get his input, but it’s always good to be proactive and see if we can sort it out ourselves.

    Talk soon!

    Have a great day.


  • Imperative Ideas
    • HummingBird

    Man, this actually sent me down a pretty brutal rabbit hole. The client in this case needs to be able to have custom information displayed when some clicks a venue, band, or DJ name – which means I need to figure out how to automate custom taxonomy pages that pull static content (else) simply display the taxonomy.

    It was useful information but I fear, at the end of the day, what this client really needs is a custom post type for DJs, bands, venues, genres, and events – lumped in with the ability to feature any one of them. Clicking a venue name in a taxonomy would need to spit out a custom page with all the relevant information included.

    It’s way way deeper than what this plugin is going to do. This will take a custom plugin.

    The information was valuable in that it helped me guide the client towards the inevitable $5000 minimum expense he’s looking at.

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings isarmstrong,

    Wow this sounds like quite the job of custom development and as you said a brutal rabbit hole.

    I am sorry that was/is beyond the scope of our forum but hope to be of valuable service to you now and in the future.

    Thank you for being a WPMU Dev Member!

    Cheers, Joe

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