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has_term() WP 1.0

Check if the current post has any of given terms.

The given terms are checked against the post's terms' term_ids, names and slugs. Terms given as integers will only be checked against the post's terms' term_ids. If no terms are given, determines if post has any terms.

Works based on: is_object_in_term()
✈ 1 time = 0.003337s = very slow | 50000 times = 0.82s = very fast | PHP 7.1.5, WP 4.8.1

No Hooks.


true/false. True if the current post has any of the given tags (or any tag, if no tag specified).


has_term( $term, $taxonomy, $post );
The term name/term_id/slug or array of them to check for.
Default: ''
Taxonomy name
Default: ''
Post to check instead of the current post.
Default: null


Since 3.1.0 Introduced.

Code of has term: wp-includes/category-template.php WP 5.2.4

function has_term( $term = '', $taxonomy = '', $post = null ) {
	$post = get_post( $post );

	if ( ! $post ) {
		return false;

	$r = is_object_in_term( $post->ID, $taxonomy, $term );
	if ( is_wp_error( $r ) ) {
		return false;

	return $r;

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