Sorry if this isn't the best place but was hoping for some clarification on something that has been bugging me.
I have several custom post types
- Line Ups
At the moment I am using ACF relationship fields so for example when adding/editing an event, I can relate it to festival and a venue. For a line-up, I can relate it to an event and artists.
What I was wondering whether some of this functionality could and should be replaced by using taxonomies (tags)? Furthermore would it be worth creating custom taxonomies or using the standard "tags" one? What would the advantages be beyond not having to rely on a plugin?
A main reason for using ACF was that it would hopefully reduce user error as they will be linking to something that already exists whereas entering a taxonomy, they could misspell it. Also using ACF, in my head, there's no duplication of something that already exists whereas if I were to add a taxonomy, I'm adding something that is already there
So rather than querying posts using the ACF API to search for posts with a specific meta key, whether I could just search for posts with a certain tag?