Recently I've done a nice taxonomy system on my WordPress website. Created also the taxonomy archive template files, so wherever I'm listing the taxonomies I can click on them and will bring me on a results page filtered by the clicked taxonomy.

I'm wondering if the same situation can be reproduced also with custom fields? I know custom fields are different by hierarchical tackle, but just wondering.

  • What is "hierarchical tackle"? What situation do you want to reproduce, exactly?
    – s_ha_dum
    Mar 26, 2013 at 20:11
  • Custom fields has different hierarchy than taxonomies. I would like to click on a custom field value (word) and to bring me on a page with results filtered by that custom field, kind an archive.
    – user17408
    Mar 26, 2013 at 20:25

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WordPress does not support by default custom_fields archive like for taxonomies (yeah, taxonomies can have categories) but we can create a destination page with page template (linked from the listed custom_field) and added a searching on the custom_field, like this (from the listing page):

if (get_post_meta($post->ID,'_my_meta',TRUE)) :
    $key_meta = get_post_meta($post->ID,'_my_meta',TRUE);
<a href="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/?s=<?php echo $key_meta[meta_field]; ?>"><?php echo $key_meta[meta_field]; ?></a>

The destination page's layout we can customize by preferences.

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