It’s been awhile since I’ve attended a WordCamp… okay, so it’s only been 4 months, but given my track record for this year, that’s quite a span! I could never miss a WordPress conference hosted in my home base of Birmingham, and I’ll be speaking on top of that! This year, we’re going to be in the UAB Heritage Hall and the presentation lineup is going to offer content suitable for any level of user. Go to the WordCamp Birmingham website for more information. If you’re planning on coming you should register ASAP to guarantee you get lunch and a t-shirt. In fact, the first 50 people to register with >>this link<< will get $5 off!!

Custom Post Types and Taxonomies

This is the topic I will be speaking on. With the release of WordPress 3 earlier this year came a lot of great new features. The top two favorites of mine are the new menu system and the support of custom post types and taxonomies. The ability to create a custom type of content entry and custom tags and categories for those types or the built-in types of posts and pages, can help turn a WordPress install into a custom content management system. There are already a ton of plugins out there that really boost the functionality and make it easier to create and manage them as well.

In this session at WordCamp Birmingham we’re going to go over how to interact with custom types and taxonomies with templates, queries, and plugins. In no time, you’ll be singing their praises too.

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