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Earlier this year we wrote tutorial about custom post formats, in which we explained that they are different from custom post types.

That led some people to scratch their heads ... "what's the difference between post formats and post types?".

Many people confuse the two. In this tutorial we're going to explain custom post types, and give you some ideas on how to use them.

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Taxonomy is a common word in biology (and also Drupal!). In science it's a hierarchy of terms used to classify almost everything. Wikipedia has a full explanation here.

Recently WordPress has adopted the word "taxonomy" as an additional way to organize information. It's an uncommon word for a common concept.

When you were in school, you picked up a book and opened to the table of contents, and you were looking at the book's taxonomy. It's just a way to classify and label things. In a web site, it makes it easier to find thing or show them when you need them. Here's how it applies to WordPress:

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WordPress continues to improve on its ability to mange content. Custom post types and taxonomies are a big step in making WordPress a fully featured CMS.

If you're not sure what custom post types are, go ahead and read this tutorial first.

Custom post types are powerful tools for creating an information architecture. However, by default you are required to write code if you want to use them.

Fortunately, there are a number of plugins that allow you to create post types and taxonomies to go with them. This tutorial explains the use of Custom Post Type UI.

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By default, WordPress comes with a pretty great way to run and manage a multi-site network. You can click here to read tutorials on how to set up a network. However, those networks are designed to be run on one server and for the sites to be deeply inter-connected.

What happens if you have lots of different WordPress sites spread out over lots of different servers? What happens if you're managing sites for lots of different clients? ManageWP.com has an intriguing solution: one dashboard for all your WordPress sites. Here's how it works:

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Wow! What a great 4 days (including our training day) We’re minutes away from the closing session for DrupalCon London 2011.

Unlike most conferences, the room is still really full – a testimony to the rabid following most Drupalers bring to a DrupalCon.

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This is a live blog of the keynote presentation “The Future of Social Media – An Historical Perspective” by Tom Standage at DrupalCon London.

Tom Standage is Digital Editor for The Economist. They just moved from ColdFusion to Drupal… (they wanted to burn the CF discs when they were done@

“Social Media” isn’t new, it goes back to the Romans. Getting information from one person to another has always been around, but with the rise of technology it is now global, permanent and searchable. However, it was actually more social in history of course… people actually talked to each other!

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This is a live blog of the sessopm “Damn Quick Drupal: How to Make Drupal Perform and Scale Like a Rockstar!” by Michael Cooper at DrupalCon London.

This is one of the more anticipated sessions here at DrupalCon. One of the criticisms is that Drupal doesn’t scale and that it can get very slow. Looking forward to hearing how to avoid both of those. To give you an idea about how big this issue is – the hall is absolutely packed. There are actually more people in here than this morning’s keynote.

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This is a live blog of the session “Adaptive, Responsive, Mobile First and Drupal Theming for the Future with HTML5, CSS3 and Omega” by Jake Strawn at DrupalCon London.

I’m hoping this session is the bookend to the mobile design theme that’s run through this DrupalCon. It is the future – there is no doubt. From the keynote this morning, to the previous session on mobile adaptive design, its obvious that this is the way we should be thinking in all our design efforts. This session is presented by @himerus) and its packed!

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This is a live blog of the session “Workbench: Managing Content Management” by Ken Rickard and George DeMet at DrupalCon London.

This session should be one of the best so far. There is a general lack of workflow in Drupal (out of the box). One of my beefs with Drupal 7 is that it just isn’t that easy to edit your content, add images etc. The old phrase “there’s a module for that” doesn’t really cut it. So hopefully this module will put my beef in the pot and stew it … sorry, I’m thinking about the lamb chops last night for dinner, with real mint sauce. I really love eating in London 

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