Get all Term data from database by Term ID.


get_term( int|WP_Term|object $term, string $taxonomy = '', string $output = OBJECT, string $filter = 'raw' )


The usage of the get_term function is to apply filters to a term object. It is possible to get a term object from the database before applying the filters.

$term ID must be part of $taxonomy, to get from the database. Failure, might be able to be captured by the hooks. Failure would be the same value as $wpdb returns for the get_row method.

There are two hooks, one is specifically for each term, named ‘get_term’, and the second is for the taxonomy name, ‘term_$taxonomy’. Both hooks gets the term object, and the taxonomy name as parameters. Both hooks are expected to return a Term object.

‘get_term’ hook – Takes two parameters the term Object and the taxonomy name. Must return term object. Used in get_term() as a catch-all filter for every $term.

‘get_$taxonomy’ hook – Takes two parameters the term Object and the taxonomy name. Must return term object. $taxonomy will be the taxonomy name, so for example, if ‘category’, it would be ‘get_category’ as the filter name. Useful for custom taxonomies or plugging into default taxonomies.



(int|WP_Term|object) (Required) If integer, term data will be fetched from the database, or from the cache if available. If stdClass object (as in the results of a database query), will apply filters and return a WP_Term object corresponding to the $term data. If WP_Term, will return $term.


(string) (Optional) Taxonomy name that $term is part of.

Default value: ''


(string) (Optional) The required return type. One of OBJECT, ARRAY_A, or ARRAY_N, which correspond to a WP_Term object, an associative array, or a numeric array, respectively.

Default value: OBJECT


(string) (Optional) default is raw or no WordPress defined filter will applied.

Default value: 'raw'


(WP_Term|array|WP_Error|null) Object of the type specified by $output on success. When $output is 'OBJECT', a WP_Term instance is returned. If taxonomy does not exist, a WP_Error is returned. Returns null for miscellaneous failure.


File: wp-includes/taxonomy.php



Version Description
4.4.0 Converted to return a WP_Term object if $output is OBJECT. The $taxonomy parameter was made optional.
2.3.0 Introduced.

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