Taxonomy in WordPress is used as a way to group posts and custom post types together. It is a form of biological classification method used to bring different forms of data under one umbrella. WordPress has two default taxonomy which is mostly used by people,
Can I Make my own Custom Taxonomy in WordPress?
Yes, you surely can use custom taxonomy in WordPress to bring different data groups under one classification.
For example, If we create a custom taxonomy with the name, “Books”. Some might say that we can use categories, but what if, we want to use them a bit differently than default categories. For this, We can make a new taxonomy called Topics. In this, we may classify topic terms like Fiction, Adventure, Drama, Comic, Romance, Classic, Non-Fiction, etc.
This would allow us and our users as well to sort books by each topic. Taxonomy can also be made in a hierarchical structure. By this, I mean that you can have parent topics like Non-Fiction, Fiction, Crime and Detective. Then we can have subtopics under each category, i.e. Non-Fiction can have Journali3sm or Philosophy as a sub-topic.
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