As I considered how to organize my site, I searched the web for advice. I came across this wonderful site by Scott Ellis. On his site I found an article on “A Basic Explanation of WordPress Taxonomies“. It’s a cool way to categorize my site, so I will try to use taxonomies. I fully expect my site organization to change, as I’m brand new to this. If it’s not working, I’ll change it!
I plan on having three top level categories on this site:
- Travel: Trips I am planning or have taken.
- Technology: Computers and gadgets, including software.
- Home: Things that happen where I live and work.
For each Category, I’ll define a set of taxonomies. Taxonomies are just a way to organize the posts. Within a Category, each post can be described by all the taxonomies assigned to the category.
Within the Travel category, there are three taxonomies: (with example terms)
- Place: (Santa Fe, Bosque del Apache, Mesa Verde)
- History: (Spanish Colonial, Native American)
- Activity: (Birding, Museum Visit, Geocaching)
Within the Technology category there are also three taxonomies: (example terms)
- Device: (desktop, laptop, cell phone, GPS, modem, scanner, web site)
- Software: (iPhone app, financial, WordPress)
- Activity: (blogging, finances, pay bills, networks)
Within the Home category:
- Place: (Master Bath, garden)
- Activity: (remodel, gardening)
Seems like there ought to be a third taxonomy applying to Home, but it eludes me right now.
(The above is supposed to be a text box with scroll bars. That is exactly what it is when I look at it in the editor. However, when published the scroll bars disappear. I think it is a limitation of WordPress. I’d appreciate some comments from anyone that knows for sure.)