Dropdown List of Custom Taxonomies/Categories (3 posts)

  1. ghostpool
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm using the following code in my backend (functions.php) to generate a list of my categories which can then by inserted into a drop down menu.

    /* Get Categories */
    $ghostpool_categories_obj = get_categories('hide_empty=0');
    $ghostpool_categories = array();
    $ghostpool_categories[] = '';
    foreach ($ghostpool_categories_obj as $ghostpool_cat) {
    	$ghostpool_categories[$ghostpool_cat->cat_ID] = $ghostpool_cat->cat_name;
    array_unshift($ghostpool_categories, "Choose a category");

    I'm now trying to do the same for my custom post type categories but cannot figure out how to do it. Any help would be appreciated.

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #


    not sure if this is correct as I only recently started messing with custom taxonomies myself, and just figured out how to display them in posts

    But would get_terms work rather than get_categories?

    I know get_the_term_list gets the terms for use in my posts using the custom taxonomy....

  3. ghostpool
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Rev.,

    I've tried both, but I can't get either working in this context. I guess I'm missing something.

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