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Tag or Category term_group Order


This plugin is intended as an aid to theme and plugin developers. It changes the term_group field value in a core WordPress database table

($wpdb->terms). So, please be aware of the risks involved and always back up your site before activating a new plugin.

The purpose of the plugin is to allow sorting of tags or categories based on ‘term_group’. This allows queries that

fetch terms to use ‘term_group’ as a sort order.

This can be used to display tags or categories in a semantic way in archives and individual posts.

For example,

If we have three groups of categories for size, color and object, then categories displayed as

Small, Green, Table

Big, Blue, Chair

are more readable than

Table, small, green

Chair, big, blue


  • 'group' available when adding a new term.


  1. Upload the category term_group order folder to /wp-content/plugins/.

  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress.

  3. You will now be able to set a ‘Group’ field for categories.

  4. Paste the following code in single.php , index.php , archive.php to display the categories based on term_group order

    $args = array(‘orderby’ => ‘term_group’, ‘order’ => ‘ASC’, ‘fields’ => ‘all’);

    $terms = wp_get_object_terms($post->ID, ‘category’, $args );

    $count = count($terms);

    if($count > 0){

    echo ‘Posted in




This is the first version of the plugin. So, no FAQ yet.

Contributors & Developers

“Tag or Category term_group Order” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Tested up to WordPress 4.5


  • Added style.css


  • This is the first version of this plugin.