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[Resolved] Custom Taxonomies not showing in get_taxonomies

  • I’ve created several taxonomies and when trying to actually access them in development, they don’t seem to exist. For example, I created a custom taxonomy called interests. When I use $taxs = get_taxonomies(); var_dump($taxs); none of the custom taxonomies show up. When I try $terms = get_terms(‘interests’); var_dump($terms); I receive an error that says invalid taxonomy.

    It appears they are not actually being created, but in wordpress I see them in the manage taxonomies menu and I’ve created many tags in each of the custom taxonomies, and they are present in the pages/posts that they are assigned to. I am so lost as to why this is occurring. I would greatly appreciate any help!


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  • Plugin Author Michael Beckwith


    I’d try using the following example, including parameters http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_taxonomies#Output_a_list_all_registered_taxonomies

    Also make sure that you’re trying to query for them with the taxonomy slug that you registered.

    Hi Michael, I tried all of the taxonomy outputs but only the built-in taxonomies are showing.

    these are the only taxonomies that appear:

    In the custom post ui manager i have 2 additional taxonomies – slugs: locations and interests. The locations taxonomy is accessible when i use get_terms(‘locations’) but the terms/tags in interests is not accessible at all. I get an invalid taxonomy error. Neither appears when I output a list of all the registered taxonomies.

    I only registered them through custom post ui, do I need to register them manually in my functions.php file as well?

    Here is the code generated by the custom post ui:

    add_action(‘init’, ‘cptui_register_my_taxes_interests’);
    function cptui_register_my_taxes_interests() {
    register_taxonomy( ‘interests’,array (
    0 => ‘page’,
    array( ‘hierarchical’ => true,
    ‘label’ => ‘Interests’,
    ‘show_ui’ => true,
    ‘query_var’ => true,
    ‘show_admin_column’ => true,
    ‘labels’ => array (
    ‘search_items’ => ‘Interest’,
    ‘popular_items’ => ”,
    ‘all_items’ => ”,
    ‘parent_item’ => ”,
    ‘parent_item_colon’ => ”,
    ‘edit_item’ => ”,
    ‘update_item’ => ”,
    ‘add_new_item’ => ”,
    ‘new_item_name’ => ”,
    ‘separate_items_with_commas’ => ”,
    ‘add_or_remove_items’ => ”,
    ‘choose_from_most_used’ => ”,
    ) );

    Plugin Author Michael Beckwith


    No, you shouldn’t have to register it yourself as well, because that would ruin the whole point of the plugin 🙂

    Not sure what’s going on with your case. I’m wondering if something else is going on with hooks/filters to interfere. I just set up the same taxonomy for a page and hierarchical being true, and it shows up with a get_taxonomy() function call.

    Is your site at a point where you could still disable all plugins and temporarily change themes? or are you pretty dependent on not changing those around much?

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