Getting a custom taxonomy´s name outside the loop when it contains no posts (1 post)

  1. floflofloflo
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi, i built a custom taxonomy template (taxonomy-mytaxonomyname.php), and i want to display the name and description of the category outside the loop.

    i am using following:

    echo get_the_term_list($post->ID,  'mytaxonomyname', '', ', ', ''); // category name
    category_description(); // description

    This works fine when posts are available, however, when the category contains no posts (which will happen), only the description is shown (since "get_the_term_list" depends on post id).

    how do i display the custom taxonomys name when no posts are available?

    thanks a lot!

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