Template Files for Product Category and Product Tag Pages
Product categories is a custom taxonomy
product_cat, product tags is a custom taxonomy
product_tag, right? So, according to the template hierarchy in WordPress Codex, the files should be
Surprise, but no! 😁
And that’s why I decided to publish a post about it, because it is kind of unclear. It is even more unclear than with the shop page we discussed in the previous tutorial.
Look at the diagram:
page.phpexist in a theme)
index.php(if none of the above files exist in a theme directory)
I think the main reason why WooCommerce uses this template structure for product categories and tags is because the content of these pages is auto-generated by the plugin. It makes it impossible to use native taxonomy and archive templates for this purpose.
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