Custom Taxonomy Archive Page

This is useful if you’d like to customize the look of your registered taxonomy archive pages in WordPress.  You can use the options I’ve provided, or find more in the WordPress Codex.  I’ve used this on my snippet-type archive pages (the ones that list all snippets only in a certain category).

Place the following just under get_header(); at top of a template file.  This initializes the loop to only include taxonomy terms.

This formats a list of all categories under the taxonomy ‘snippet-type’.

Include the following line wherever you’d like to display the list of all posts in a certain category.  Anywhere on the page, as long as all the other stuff has been called first.


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