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taxonomy_exists() WP 1.0

Checks that the taxonomy name exists.

Formerly is_taxonomy(), introduced in 2.3.0.

For more information on this and similar theme functions, check out the Conditional Tags article in the Theme Developer Handbook.

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No Hooks.


true|false. Whether the taxonomy exists.


taxonomy_exists( $taxonomy );
$taxonomy(string) (required)
Name of taxonomy object.


  • Global. Array. $wp_taxonomies The registered taxonomies.


Since 3.0.0 Introduced.

Code of taxonomy_exists() WP 5.8.1

function taxonomy_exists( $taxonomy ) {
	global $wp_taxonomies;

	return isset( $wp_taxonomies[ $taxonomy ] );

Conditional tags (all)

Any taxonomy

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