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Sub Custom Post Types

I'm working on a project that requires me to use custom post types. But I have found that it's just not enough, I need another level so the site owner can add, edit at their own will so I'm not having to change content whenever they would like to alter or add a treatment to the site.

Basically I have one level being a treatment category i.e. Massage, but I need to then go one more level deep for each type of massage (hopefully that makes sense).

Is this possible with custom post types, or is there another approach that I can take? I have followed along with most of Zac Gordon videos and all of the example are only one level deep.

I would've post this on the WordPress.org forums, but I find most of the answers to come out of that site are difficult to understand, as I'm still getting my head around WordPress theme development.

I appreciate any advice on how I can go about this.

Stu :)

2 Answers

Hi Stu,

In my experience with WordPress, I've utilized ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) to give conditional input in my post types.

I think in your example you might be able to sub-categorize the Massages post type, and perhaps indicate more specific options using a true/false field.

Hope this makes sense, feel free to follow up if you'd like more clarification.

Andrey Ryazanov
Andrey Ryazanov
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Hello. I have the same problem as Stu. I need to build two level catalog and can't understand how to do it after viewing all the WP courses here :( The idea of John sounds good, I'll try it.