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I have a custom post type called 'camps', and in there I have different categories ie derbyshire, staffordshire etc.

I have created a template archive-camps.php for this.

archive-camps.php works fine when we go to www.domain.com/camps but if we go to www.domain.com/camps/derbyshire it uses the default archive.php

Why does it do this?

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From Codex:

  1. taxonomy-{taxonomy}-{term}.php - If the taxonomy were sometax, and taxonomy's slug were someterm WordPress would look for taxonomy-sometax-someterm.php. In the case of Post Formats, the taxonomy is 'post_format' and the terms are 'post-format-{format}. i.e. taxonomy-post_format-post-format-link.php

  2. taxonomy-{taxonomy}.php - If the taxonomy were sometax, WordPress would look for taxonomy-sometax.php

There is no custom post type custom taxonomy archive page. Custom taxonomy can exist without custom post type. So what you need is a taxonomy template.

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thank you so much for your help, it works now :) –  mandy Nov 20 '12 at 12:28
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