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WordPress: Custom Post Types – Getting started

Consumed => “The Complete Guide To Custom Post Types” by Daniel Pataki on Smashing Magazine.

=> My value add (i.e., left a comment)…

Handy stuff, thanks Daniel P.

Comment: While I understand that time / (page) space is often limited, I’m with Syed Balkhi (see comment above) and would like to read more on why and when than how. Most of this article (how) is in the WP Codex or found elsewhere. For example, (I believe) the mighty Justin Tadlock covered custom post types in a couple thorough blog articles some time back. What’s not always clear, especially to those interested in Custom Posts 101, is why and when a CP might be smart. But there doesn’t seems to be much WP blogging with that in mind.

Question: Are taxonomies usable across multiple post types? That is, can I use the same category taxonomy in my own custom post type such that when there’s a (traditional) post of category X, I can also pull content from my custom post also assigned category X? A simple example might be an article about X (traditional post) with photos about X in the sidebar. The custom post would store the photos.

Thanks again.

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