WordPress gives you the means to group like content using the built-in and custom taxonomies. Category and tags come with every website. But the taxonomy API gives developers, like you, the means to extend and customize. You can add additional taxonomies, assign them to custom post types or the built-in post types. This series shows you what you can do with the taxonomies, both built-in and custom ones.
WordPress provides a series of functions which allow us developers to work with the built-in taxonomies, extend WordPress via custom taxonomy, and work with a taxonomy’s terms. Take the time to learn these functions and know how to maximize them.
Let’s build some stuff to learn more about the WordPress custom post types (CPT).
Here are quick tips and insights all about post types.
Get Familiar with WordPress Posts Database Table
Have you ever opened up your database? Have you poked around in there to understand the layout and different buckets of content and information? In today’s quick tip, you’ll look at the wp_posts database table. You’ll learn about basic database terminology, such as record, row, primary key, and columns. You’ll see how the columns within a record relate to the content you see in the WordPress back-end.