I have two Custom Post Types; one is called movies with some detailed meta-boxes. I also have another Custom Post Types called directors again with some detailed metabolites like [name, nationality, gender, age, ...].

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Can you please let hoe I can use the directors like taxonomy for movies in a way that in future I can query the wp on movies that come from a name or nationality or... any field listed on directors?

I know I can somehow create taxonomies for the movies but I need to create an stand alone table/mechanism to hold directors no mater they have any movie or not


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You don’t need to create any taxonomies or use directors as taxonomy.

All you need is to add director_id field to movies. So when you edit a movie, you can select it’s director.

Later you can use meta queries to show all movies directed by given person.

  • Thanks Kryzyiek, but how can I load data to the director_id from director CPT?
    – Mona Coder
    Aug 4, 2018 at 5:56

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