Debug Bar Taxonomies


Debug Bar Taxonomies adds a new panel to the Debug Bar that displays detailed information about the registered taxonomies for your site.


This plugin requires the Debug Bar plugin to be installed and activated.

Also note that this plugin should be used solely for debugging and/or in a development environment and is not intended for use on a production site.

If you like this plugin, please rate and/or review it. If you have ideas on how to make the plugin even better or if you have found any bugs, please report these in the Support Forum or in the GitHub repository.


  • Debug Bar Taxonomies - Standard Taxonomy Properties view
  • Debug Bar Taxonomies - Custom Taxonomy Properties view
  • Debug Bar Taxonomies - Capabilities view
  • Debug Bar Taxonomies - Defined labels view


  1. Install Debug Bar if not already installed (
  2. Extract the .zip file for this plugin and upload its contents to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory. Alternatively, you can install directly from the Plugin directory within your WordPress Install.
  3. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress.


Can it be used on live site ?

This plugin is only meant to be used for development purposes, but shouldn’t cause any issues if run on a production site.

What are taxonomies ?

Basically, a taxonomy is a way to group things together. […] In WordPress, a “taxonomy” is a grouping mechanism for some posts (or links or custom post types).
The names for the different groupings in a taxonomy are called terms. […] As an example from WordPress, a category or tag is a term.

Since WordPress 2.3, you’ve been able to create your own custom taxonomies, but these have been a rarely used feature of WordPress until Version 2.9. In truth, they are an extremely powerful way to group various items in all sorts of ways.

More information in the Codex

Why won’t the plugin activate ?

Have you read what it says in the beautifully red bar at the top of your plugins page ? As it says there, the Debug Bar plugin needs to be active for this plugin to work. If the Debug Bar plugin is not active, this plugin will automatically de-activate itself.

Contributors & Developers

“Debug Bar Taxonomies” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.0 (2016-04-27)

  • Initial release