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For those who are just getting started in WordPress development, one of the more challenging aspects of working with some of the extended APIs is that of WordPress taxonomies.

Perhaps it’s because the term is one that’s not often used, perhaps it’s because it’s something that’s a little difficult to understand; however, whatever the case, I’m aiming to try to simplify the topic in my latest series on Tuts+.

WordPress Taxonomies

The Beginner's Guide to WordPress Taxonomies

The Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Taxonomies

Throughout the series, I’m starting from a very broad perspective as to what taxonomies are, understanding the differences in those that are hierarchical and non-hierarchical, and then how to implement them within the context of a WordPress project.

As the posts roll out, this page will serve as a landing page for the series.

  1. The Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Taxonomies
  2. More to come

Ultimately, the goal is to provide a solid introduction and foundation off of which budding WordPress developers can use to properly conceptualize taxonomies, how they work in WordPress, and when to use which type of taxonomy given a specific use case.