In your site, you may need to list different kinds of content. You may be listing cars for sale or businesses in your area, or you might even need to post events and jobs. All these different types of content will require different fields, they will need to be searched and presented differently.
Listing types allow you to organize these different types of content into groups. When creating a listing type, some of the main features you will be able to use are:
You have properties for rent and events in your site. Properties for rent have a field named "Number of rooms", while events have a field named "Start date". In this case, you have two different types of content which have fields that make sense for one kind, but not for the other.
This is a great example when you should create two different listing types, Events and Properties for rent, so you can organize your content and create a better experience for yourself and your users
While we explained above what listing types can do, categories on the other hand are just a field, a simple filter which can be used to filter listings of a specific listing type. They don't have any other purpose or feature other then filtering your content.
Each of these listing types have their own filters, fields, preview card, single page.