[wp-hackers] Achieving faceted navigation

Haluk Karamete halukkaramete at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 17:32:12 UTC 2010


How about post-formats... can that change the equation? , post-formats
are really nearing the border-lines as a cat or as a custom taxonomy
one could call Media Type.

In my example case, for instance, Media is used almost identical to
the way post-formats are.. remember, sub items under media were things
like gallery,image,video,audio..

keeping this in mind, is there then a need to create a cat or cus.
taxonomy for media types anymore, you think?

BTW, your post (
http://ottopress.com/2010/wordpress-3-1-advanced-taxonomy-queries/ )
is what I call a classic. Great job.. but I need to read this a few
more times to "squeeze" the real "juice" out of it.

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 7:42 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 9:35 AM, Haluk Karamete <halukkaramete at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I agree Scribu.. but when it comes to performance and ease of use, can
>> we also say cus. tax way is superior over category way? that's one
>> area, I am unable to gather in this matter.
>> give me all posts that's been categorized in so and so, been tagged
>> with blah, blah and blah and also been tagged under cus. taxonomy a,
>> which way is better or easier...
>> how do you do pull the records say,
>> give me all videos, that's top notch and awesome finishes across all sports...
> Read this to understand things better:
> http://ottopress.com/2010/wordpress-3-1-advanced-taxonomy-queries/
> The advanced query would be basically the same for both approaches.
> Except in one you'd use the category taxonomy everywhere, and in the
> other you'd use different taxonomies. The resulting query to the
> database would have the same set of joins and such and would take an
> equal amount of effort.
>> which way would be easier/faster/flexible/etc/etc using cats vs cus. taxes?
> They're basically identical. The difference is that custom taxonomies
> is easier to manage from the editing screen and looks better than
> showing everything in a big hierarchy of categories. Each taxonomy
> would have it's own meta box instead of having everything lumped
> together as a category.
> -Otto
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