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get_taxonomy_template() WP 2.5.0

Retrieve path of custom taxonomy term template in current or parent template.

The hierarchy for this template looks like:

  1. taxonomy-{taxonomy_slug}-{term_slug}.php
  2. taxonomy-{taxonomy_slug}.php
  3. taxonomy.php

An example of this is:

  1. taxonomy-location-texas.php
  2. taxonomy-location.php
  3. taxonomy.php

The template hierarchy and template path are filterable via the {@see '$type_template_hierarchy'} and {@see '$type_template'} dynamic hooks, where $type is 'taxonomy'.

No Hooks.


String. Full path to custom taxonomy term template file.




  • See: get_query_template()


Since 2.5.0 Introduced.
Since 4.7.0 The decoded form of taxonomy-{taxonomy_slug}-{term_slug}.php was added to the top of the template hierarchy when the term slug contains multibyte characters.

Code of get_taxonomy_template() WP 5.7

function get_taxonomy_template() {
	$term = get_queried_object();

	$templates = array();

	if ( ! empty( $term->slug ) ) {
		$taxonomy = $term->taxonomy;

		$slug_decoded = urldecode( $term->slug );
		if ( $slug_decoded !== $term->slug ) {
			$templates[] = "taxonomy-$taxonomy-{$slug_decoded}.php";

		$templates[] = "taxonomy-$taxonomy-{$term->slug}.php";
		$templates[] = "taxonomy-$taxonomy.php";
	$templates[] = 'taxonomy.php';

	return get_query_template( 'taxonomy', $templates );