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    I’m considering adding two custom taxonomies to my website – http://www.jobsource.ie – and I’d like to know what you’d recommend as to how to introduce them.

    The first is “Location”, which would be a simple choice between 5 regions.

    The second, presumably more complicated taxonomy, is “Salary”. Is this better implemented as a custom field?

    Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    I just tried the WCK custom fields plugin. It crashed the site, so I removed it manually via FTP.

    I set up two new custom fields – Location and Salary – in the Edit Post screen:

    What I’d like to do now is have these metadata values be viewable on archive pages. I’ve previously removed the date and comment information from the archive pages. Is there a way to have these custom field values appear in the area I’ve highlighted below?

    I’d also like to be able to categorize using these values, i.e. a category page showing “Dublin” jobs, and similar pages for “Salary”, where the job listings can be broken down into salary brackets, like “0 – €30,000″, “€30,000 – €60,000″, and “€60,000+”. Is this possible with custom fields, or should I try another approach?

    Thanks for your help so far. It is very much appreciated.

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    It depends on your skills (or budget). Custom fields are a good solution if you want to create advanced filter/search forms for your website but it’s not so easy to implement them because you need to create advanced input forms to collect the filter/sort data and you need to create advanced queries http://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query#Custom_Field_Parameters to find the right entries. But if you’re an experienced php/wordpress coder it should be no problem to implement this solution.

    If you’re not a developer/coder it depends on your budget. If you can afford to hire someone I’d recommend to use custom fields because this solution is very flexible and you can extend it in the future. Otherwise I’d recommend to search for a workaround – you could use tags to classify your posts (i.e. “Salary up to €30,000″ tag, “Salary up to €60,000″ tags, etc.)

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