[wp-hackers] custom taxonomy list page?

Joel Fisher joelfisher at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 13:15:42 UTC 2011

For taxonomies... you can use taxonomy-term.php

If you are using straight meta_keys / meta_values you need to do a
custom query string and pass that on to the URL.
It works well, but way more effort.  Taxonomies have a lot built in,
yet in certain cases, I don't want a tax defined.


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On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 1:41 AM, Dion Hulse (dd32) <wordpress at dd32.id.au> wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Jan 2011 14:50:00 +1100, Joshua Sibelman
> <joshua.sibelman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've been searching Google for this to no avail.
> <snip>
>> Any suggestions on how best to do this?
> No matter how you go about this, You're going to have to style the page
> specifically due to the fact your normal loop won't know what to do with a
> list of terms..
> So my suggestion, in this case, Would be to make a page with the same slug
> as the taxonomy which has a page template assoc. with it.
> When hitting http://myurl.com/main-ingredient then, your page will be
> matched, Your page template will be included, and from there, you can run
> get_terms directly.
> There are some cases where having a page is unwanted, for example to prevent
> other site editors from accidentally changing/deleting the page, but it can
> also have the advantage, that you can have normal text on the page (ie.
> post_content) and the terms listed along side that without having to deal
> with taxonomy metadata.
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