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get_taxonomy( string $taxonomy )

Retrieves the taxonomy object of $taxonomy.

Description

The get_taxonomy function will first check that the parameter string given is a taxonomy object and if it is, it will return it.

Parameters

$taxonomy

(string) (Required) Name of taxonomy object to return.

Return

(WP_Taxonomy|false) The Taxonomy Object or false if $taxonomy doesn't exist.

Source

File: wp-includes/taxonomy.php

function get_taxonomy( $taxonomy ) {
	global $wp_taxonomies;

	if ( ! taxonomy_exists( $taxonomy ) ) {
		return false;
	}

	return $wp_taxonomies[ $taxonomy ];
}

Changelog

Version Description
2.3.0 Introduced.

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https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/get_taxonomy