Categories, tags, taxonomies, and terms in WordPress can be confusing. When you first start out with WordPress, you’ll no doubt happily use categories, and possibly tags, but then as you start to delve into the system more and use it as a CMS, then custom taxonomies will come into play.
But what’s the difference between them all? And how can you use them on your site?
In this post, I’ll attempt to demystify categories, tags, taxonomies and terms, and identify uses for each of them. I’ll give you some examples of how to use them and look at how our own plugins use them to add extra functionality to your site.