I’m trying to better understand custom taxonomies and terms, and what content they produce on a webpage.
1) How do you tell if a webpage is that of a custom taxonomy or a (custom) post type? For example, in https://rankmath.com/compatibility/, “compatibility” appears to be a taxonomy that acts as an archive page for compatible products. But it could also simply just be a Page post type acting as an archive page. How can I tell what post type/taxonomy the page actually is?
2) Are all custom taxonomy pages archive pages, or can they hold non-archive content? For example, in https://rankmath.com/kb/, “kb” appears to be a taxonomy, but the contents of this page is that of a search page, not an archive page.
3) Why do some taxonomy pages return a 404 error, even though their subdirectory holds data? For example, https://rankmath.com/wordpress/plugin/seo-suite/ is a valid page, however, move up one directory level to https://rankmath.com/wordpress/plugin and you get a 404 error.
Where applicable, could you also include the SEO-best-practices approach to each case?
This is all very confusing to me, and perhaps to other members as well, so I would find an explanation to these very informative.
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