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I have created custom post type, taxonomy and categorys. When viewing the category it seems to be using index.php and ignoring the WordPress template hierarchy.

Any ideas why category.php, category-{id}.php etc aren't working for the custom post type categorys but working fine for regular posts?


add_action('init', 'collegestampede_register');

function collegestampede_register() {

    $labels = array(
        'name' => 'College Stampede', 'post type general name',
        'singular_name' => 'Member', 'post type singular name',
        'add_new' => 'Add New', 'stampede item',
        'add_new_item' => 'Add New Member',
        'edit_item' => 'Edit Member',
        'new_item' => 'New Member',
        'view_item' => 'View Member',
        'search_items' => 'Search Member',
        'not_found' => 'Nothing found',
        'not_found_in_trash' => 'Nothing found in Trash',
        'parent_item_colon' => ''

    $args = array(
        'labels' => $labels,
        'public' => true,
        'publicly_queryable' => true,
        'show_ui' => true,
        'query_var' => true,
        'menu_icon' => get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/article16.png',
        'rewrite' => true,
        'capability_type' => 'post',
        'hierarchical' => false,
        'has_archive' => true,
        'menu_position' => null,
        'supports' => array('title','editor','thumbnail','excerpt',)


    register_post_type( 'stampedemember' , $args );

register_taxonomy("Location", array("stampedemember"), array("hierarchical" => true, "label" => "Location", "singular_label" => "Location", "rewrite" => true));
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Please post relevant code, including primarily the register_taxonomy() call, and, if necessary, the register_post_type() call. – Chip Bennett Oct 8 '13 at 17:21
@ChipBennett - added the relevant code. Thanks. – Storm3y Oct 8 '13 at 17:24
@Storm3y category.php and category-{id}.php work only for standard categories. For the taxonomy Location you should use taxonomy-location.php or taxonomy-location-{slug}.php – gmazzap Oct 8 '13 at 17:34
@G.M.taxonomy-location.php doesn't appear to be working either. – Storm3y Oct 8 '13 at 17:35

For a custom taxonomy named Location (p.s. you may have issues with a capitalized slug), per the Template Hierarchy, the taxonomy archive index template file is taxonomy-{taxonomy}.php, or taxonomy-Location.php (note capitalization).

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taxonomy-location.php or taxonomy-Location.php doesn't appear to be working – Storm3y Oct 8 '13 at 18:09
Why? Can you post a live link to a page that should be using that template? – Chip Bennett Oct 8 '13 at 18:10

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