What is the difference between custom taxonomies and page templates and custom post types?
I think I understand that taxonomy is used to organize data. CPTs are used to give your data a different design.
but can't a template be used instead of CPT? or are they used in combination?
and can't categories be used instead of creating additional taxonomies?
i guess are CPT's and custom taxonomies just tools to make life easier or do they serve a purpose that could not be achieved without them?
I have been creating new templates for any page the needs a different look or any page that uses a specific category. have i been doing this wrong or poorly? instead of having 7 templates should i have 7 CPT's or something like that?