Installed Taxonomies and Post Types

Taxonomies and post types

Two major building blocks in the WordPress environment are taxonomies and post types.

  • Taxonomy. A grouping of post types, such as categories and tags.
  • Post types. With post types, WordPress creates a distinction in different content types. For example, by default WordPress has different post types for “posts”, “pages”, “attachments”, etc.

WooCommerce creates a few different posts types and a couple of taxonomies to group those post types.

WooCommerce taxonomies and post types

WooCommerce installs the following post types and taxonomies — the first levels are post types; and the second levels are taxonomies for their top-level post type.

  • Product: product
    • Product categories: product_cat
    • Product tags: product_tag
  • Product variation: product_variation (these are hidden from the UI)
  • Product visibility: product_visibility
  • Shop order: shop_order
    • Order statuses: shop_order_status
    • Order refunds: shop_order_refund
  • Shop coupon: shop_coupon
  • Shop webhook: shop_webhook

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