I have a Custom Post Type and 2 taxonomies attached to it. Each taxonomy has about 20 terms containing several posts. While I have successfully setup a custom archive template for my custom-post-type. My Taxonomy terms are creating problem. When I view any of the terms page (by clicking them from CPT menu) it shows me the titles of the posts under it.

I tried setting up taxonomy-my-taxonomy-my-term.php but the page does not pick it up. Instead it is using archive template. Here is the body class that is returned:

archive tax-path term-a-path term-19 logged-in

Which template do I need to make in order to list all posts under a specific term, and can I have a generic template for all terms, since all of them have posts with similar data fields.

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I am not sure why your taxonomy-my-taxonomy-my-term.php is not working... If you want all of the terms of the custom taxonomy to have the same layout use taxonomy-my-taxonomy.php. If you want all of your custom taxonomies to be displayed in the same way you could even use taxonomy.php.

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  • Hey @alpipego - thanks for the reply. I got the issue sorted out in another thread, and you are right - taxonomy-my-taxonomy.php solved it.
    – NM6
    Commented Mar 15, 2014 at 6:17

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