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”, “media”, etc.
WooCommerce Taxonomies and Post Types
WooCommerce creates a few different posts types and a couple of taxonomies to group those 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 categories:
- Product tags:
- Product variation:
product_variation (these are hidden from the UI)
- Product visibility:
- Shop order:
- Order statuses:
- Order refunds:
- Shop coupon:
- Shop webhook: