I'm trying to decide whether it would be more appropriate to create two new custom taxonomies or if custom page templates would be easier. Here's the scenario:
- I have 2 custom posts types: "Cocktail Recipes" and "Distilleries"
- I have roughly 10 terms in the custom taxonomy "Alcohol Spirits Types" and both custom post types use this taxonomy. The number of these terms is unlikely to grow.
- I need 3 archive pages for each Alcohol Spirit Type term. One that displays results from both custom post types, one that displays results only from Cocktail Recipes and one that displays results only from Distilleries (e.g. Whiskey, Whiskey Cocktail Recipes and Whiskey Distilleries).
Should I: 1. Create two new custom taxonomies. One would be specific to Cocktail Recipes and the other specific to Distilleries, but both would have identical terms to the already created Alcohol Spirit Types taxonomy. I could then use the taxonomy-custom_taxonomy_name.php template to create the pages. Or... 2. Create two custom page templates (one for Alcohol Spirits in Cocktail Recipes and the other for Alcohol Spirits in Distilleries) and two pages for each Spirit Type (roughly 20 pages total).
To me, option 2 makes more sense because then I'm not duplicating terms in three different taxonomies. Also, a post editor would only need to tag a post twice. If the number of terms were larger this solution would be a huge task initially, but creating only 20 pages seems reasonable.
What do you think? Is there an easier way I'm not thinking of?