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get_term_field() WP 1.0

Get sanitized Term field.

The function is for contextual reasons and for simplicity of usage.

Is the basis for: term_description()
Works based on: sanitize_term_field()

No Hooks.


String/Int/null/WP_Error. Will return an empty string if $term is not an object or if $field is not set in $term.


get_term_field( $field, $term, $taxonomy, $context );
$field(string) (required)
Term field to fetch.
$term(int/WP_Term) (required)
Term ID or object.
Taxonomy Name.
Default: ''
Look at sanitize_term_field() for available options.
Default: display


  • See: sanitize_term_field()


Since 2.3.0 Introduced.
Since 4.4.0 The $taxonomy parameter was made optional. $term can also now accept a WP_Term object.

Code of get term field: wp-includes/taxonomy.php WP 5.2.4

function get_term_field( $field, $term, $taxonomy = '', $context = 'display' ) {
	$term = get_term( $term, $taxonomy );
	if ( is_wp_error( $term ) ) {
		return $term;

	if ( ! is_object( $term ) ) {
		return '';

	if ( ! isset( $term->$field ) ) {
		return '';

	return sanitize_term_field( $field, $term->$field, $term->term_id, $term->taxonomy, $context );

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