Hi. I am creating a lyrics website in Wordpress. I am using a custom post type called "lyrics" with artist, and album as taxonomies. And I have run into a problem. The artist taxonomy includes for now 6,000 records, which makes working with the add new (custom) post type (new lyric) extremely impractical because every time I want to add a new lyric, the page loads the entire artist taxonomy. Selecting a checkbox out of that taxonomy is essentially impossible. Is there a workaround? Something like adding a different taxonomy metabox that doesn't load all of them? There is a plugin which adds autosuggest to the taxonomy box (like google search) which I have installed, but the page is still sluggish, probably because even with that plugin, the taxonomy still gets loaded in full. This is already impractical, and it will get completely impossible to work with adding new records when I add items to the "album" taxonomy.
Surely having several taxonomies with lots of items is not as uncommon. How do you deal with that when it exists?
Or, if possible, how would you do it differently?
As in, maybe use artist and album as custom post types instead of taxonomies, but this leaves me with the question of how to associate them and do things like "display all songs from this album" or "display all songs by this artist", which I can easily do with the current structure where "album" and "artist" are taxonomies.