Like post types, taxonomies are extremely important to WordPress development. It’s so sad that registering a simple taxonomy needs more that one line of code. So, just like Post Types in Cuisine, Taxonomies have been made a lot simpeler.
The Taxonomy-class is available through Cuisine’s Wrapper System, so you can start using it by adding
to the top of your php-document.
Say we have a post type called project and we want to add a Client taxonomy to it, so we can easily sort our portfolio.. Well, then we just use this one line of code:
Taxonomy::make( 'client', 'project', 'Clients', 'Client' )->set();
Let’s dive into this a little more:
Taxonomy::make() is the function we use to prop up our taxonomy. set() actually registers it with WordPress.
The parameters passed down to the make-function are, in order of appearence:
slug The slug represents both the ID and what will be used in urls for this taxonomy.
post type slug The slug of the post-type we’re tying this taxonomy to. This can be an array of post-type slugs as well.
plural label The plural label for this taxonomy
singular label The singular label for this taxonomy
If you need to pass aditional arguments for this taxonomy, you can do so in the set() function:
$args = array( 'hierarchical' => false, 'labels' => $labels, 'show_ui' => true, 'show_admin_column' => true, 'query_var' => true ); Taxonomy::make( 'client', 'project', 'Clients', 'Client' )->set( $args );