In WP Residence the property taxonomies are:

  • Categories,
  • Action,
  • City,
  • Neighborhood,
  • County/State
  • Features & Amenities
  • Property Status

You can find them in the Admin Dashboard, under the Properties section.

How to set number of properties per page for Taxonomy page

Go to Theme Options and set the number of properties per page (will apply to Properties List, Properties list Half and Taxonomy pages)

Set the same value in WordPress settings:

How to add or edit a category

Titles must equal slugs. Always LET WORDPRESS CREATE THE SLUG.

Titles must match slugs

To Delete a category use the Delete button

Add child categories:

Create or edit the category and select the parent category.

add child

Child categories can be on 2 levels:

child categories


  • Search over the map and ajax search works with custom taxonomies ONLY if you add 1 category to each property. Same applies for action taxonomy. DON’T ATTACH A PROPERTY TO multiple categories or multiple actions. 
  • You can use child categories and assign the property just to the child. Then the property will show in results when searching by parent category as well. 

Pins are built only for 1 category, 1 action or 1 category + 1 action. If you add multiple categories for 1 property, the first alphabetical category + action combination is attached to the property.

Search over map filters pins. Since there is 1 pin for the property, the map map will show 1 pin only for properties with multiple categories attached. Same will happen in Half Map filtering.  So you may see “no results found” in the map, but in the list you do have results.

How to see a Taxonomy page

The taxonomy page is created automatically when you create a category. To view the page created check the “View” Button

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Add a taxonomy page to the menu

Open a taxonomy page:

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Copy taxonomy page URL

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Go to Dashboard-Appearance-MENUS and add the link

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The menu item will go to the bottom of the list, but you can change its position with drag and drop

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Change the header of the Taxonomy page


The type of header media (revolution slider, theme slider, image, google maps or none) is set from appearance header options

Global media header options are managed from HEADER settings:

Media Header Type can be set globally (for all pages) from this section and admin can select between Google Maps, Revolution Slider, Theme Slider Static Image or None.

Image as the header for taxonomy

Select Image as header and then either upload 1 global image for all taxonomies by adding an image in the Taxonomy Header Static Image field

Or leave the

Taxonomy Header Static Image field BLANK and upload a featured image from each category – edit category

Change the layout of the taxonomy page.

You can choose between standard and half map from Theme Options-General-Appearance-Property List Type for Taxonomy pages

Taxonomy Half Map can only load the maps with global header set to google maps.

Change sidebar type and position.

You can change the sidebar for taxonomy page from Theme Options-General-Appearance-Property Submission Post, Blog Category/Archive Sidebar

The position of the sidebar can be changed as well as Theme Options-General-Appearance-Property Submission Post, Blog Category/Archive Sidebar Position

Add images and text to a city taxonomy or area taxonomy page

In order to add images to the city and area taxonomies, you need to set the layout to standard.

Add image from Edit Category

This is how will show in front end

The map zoom for taxonomy pages

These pages: advanced search results, properties list, taxonomies pages behave differently if google maps is set as header option.

On these pages, the map pins and properties in the list are in sync.

For this feature, the map will change automatically the zoom to display all the pins from the list in the map view. 

Because of this, the manual zoom you set in theme options google maps settings or in page options google maps options will be disregarded.

Add taxonomies in Advanced Search Custom Fields setup

Taxonomies: Cities, Areas, State, Type, Category – must have

LIKE for compare.

Titles are not set in here. You can edit them with POEDIT (see Translation Chapter)

Full help for search setup

State, City and Area dropdowns

The theme has a dependency for these 3 categories (dropdowns)

State -> City -> Area

When you select a State -> In city dropdown we show all cities attached to that state.

When you select a City -> in area dropdown we show all areas attached to that city

Attach Area to City

From the Neighborhood panel you add Neighborhood / Area for your properties. When you add or edit the category you can also assign it to a particular city.

You can add/edit/remove them from Admin –> Properties –> Neighborhood / Area.

ATTACH AREA TO A CITY and when users select a City, only areas for the city selected will show in search/properties list filters / submit with dropdowns.  Do the same for City and State

Show Property Categories with 0 properties in advanced search and properties list filters.

Attach city to state