When you click on Posts > Category and Add a new Category - is this new Category an example of a custom taxonomy?

I had a read of https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies but still didn't make much sense by the end.

  • This is in general speaking terms a category, which is in technical terms a term of the build in taxonomy category Jul 21 '15 at 18:59
  • I didn't understand anything after 'technical terms a'.
    – Snowcrash
    Jul 21 '15 at 19:01
  • Maybe some articles which Justin Tadlock wrote, may help you understanding the 'logic under the hood' of WP. Take a look here for Custom taxonomies or here for Post types and taxonomies or his total archive. He is one of many ppl who explain it often better than the WP codex does.
    – Charles
    Jul 21 '15 at 23:01

No Category is an taxonomy but not an custom taxonomy. Custom taxonomies need to be created via code, and you will have an different type of categories.

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