Chapter 11: Design Trickery
In other words, get ready for some WordPress design trickery.
Adding More Control over Your Posts
WordPress offers various methods for adding more control over your posts. This section covers three such methods: tag-based design, custom fields, and adding your own taxonomies. I won’t go over post formats again here, as it is covered in Chapter 6, “Advanced Theme Usage.” Otherwise, that is a great way to get more control of your posts.
The most common setup for a WordPress site revolves around categories and Pages. The former gives individual control of post listings and can be queried by conditional tags such as
in_category(), which means that you can make them all behave differently. This in turn means that a category archive can easily become a section on a site in a most natural way, and posts belonging to that category can get adequate styling ...