A couple of weeks ago I wrote about custom taxonomies and the code required to add them to your theme.
I decided to take a look at available plugins for taxonomies and if they will assist with this process as it’s not always fun messing with the functions file. This post will be the roundup and then I will highlight them individually over time.
- GD Custom Posts And Taxonomies Tools – provides management and tools for working with custom post types and taxonomies. It has a Lite and a Pro version. The Pro version seems to have A LOT more features and the Lite (free) version doesn’t come with support. It also comes with a taxonomies term cloud.
- CMS Press – Add custom post types and taxonomies to your WordPress installation. I’ve played with this one a little and can say it really needs better (any) documentation.
- Simple Taxonomy – adds tools for creating taxonomies, options, a taxonomy tag cloud widget and tags that can be used to edit the template files.
- More Taxonomies – allows ou to add custom taxonomies via an interface in the WordPress admin. You can also set editing capabilities based on user roles and list taxonomy items in specific menus.
- Taxonomy Manager – manage taxonomies from the WordPress admin. The plugin also has the ability to add taxonomies for pages and links and a taxonomy tag cloud.
These plugins will assist in creating the taxonomies so editing the functions file can be avoided and some also add other features. Adding code to the templates will still be necessary to actually display the taxonomy data anywhere.
Are you interested in taxonomies? Has anyone come up with other uses for them? Or are you totally like, whatever? ;-)
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