get_term_field( string $field, int|WP_Term $term, string $taxonomy = '', string $context = 'display' )

Get sanitized Term field.

Description Description

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

See also See also

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Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) Term field to fetch.


(int|WP_Term) (Required) Term ID or object.


(string) (Optional) Taxonomy Name.

Default value: ''


(string) (Optional) default is display. Look at sanitize_term_field() for available options.

Default value: 'display'

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Return Return

(string|int|null|WP_Error) Will return an empty string if $term is not an object or if $field is not set in $term.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/taxonomy.php

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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Changelog Changelog

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

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