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WordPress continues its march towards being a complete Content Management System (CMS) rather than just a blogging solution, we will be taking a look at the new features on WPLift. The first we will be looking at is the new Custom Taxonomies system.

Taxonomies are simply, a way to classify things. Before in WordPress things were classified using categories and tags – now we can take that a step further and create our own custom taxonies which is really usefull when creating themes for specific types of sites.

An example, would be if you are creating a theme for a Real Estate agents site, you could create custom taxonomies for : Location, Price, Number of Bedrooms etc.

Here is a roundup of various tutorials to help you get to grips with this new feature.

Introducing WordPress 3 Custom Taxonomies

Learn what taxonomies are, why they’re useful, and how to use them in today’s tutorial.

The Essential Guide to WordPress 3.0 Custom Taxonomies

In general, taxonomies are used to arrange, classify and group things. By default, Taxonomies in WordPress are tags and categories that WordPress is using for the posts.  Apart from these two, WordPress makes it possible for theme developers to create their own taxonomies which are created within the functions.php theme file. This is what we are going to cover today. We will learn how to work with Custom WordPress taxonomies.

Using custom taxonomies to create a movie database

Usually, I’m asked, “I understand the definition of taxonomy, but what do I do with them?” This is what I will attempt to answer in this post.

Installing Custom Taxonomies in WordPress Themes

This guide is meant for individuals who want to learn what custom taxonomies are in WordPress, how to install them and how to display them in WordPress themes.

Hopefully these posts will help you out with this new WordPress feature, we are in the process of writing our own tutorial so look out for that soon.

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Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, a small internet company based in the UK. Kooc Media runs several high-profile websites including WPLift, ThemeFurnace and DesignersTalk.

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