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get_term_link( object|int|string $term, string $taxonomy = '' )

Generate a permalink for a taxonomy term archive.

Description

Parameters

$term

(object|int|string) (Required) The term object, ID, or slug whose link will be retrieved.

$taxonomy

(string) (Optional) Taxonomy.

Default value: ''

Return

(string|WP_Error) HTML link to taxonomy term archive on success, WP_Error if term does not exist.

Source

File: wp-includes/taxonomy.php

function get_term_link( $term, $taxonomy = '' ) {
	global $wp_rewrite;

	if ( ! is_object( $term ) ) {
		if ( is_int( $term ) ) {
			$term = get_term( $term, $taxonomy );
		} else {
			$term = get_term_by( 'slug', $term, $taxonomy );
		}
	}

	if ( ! is_object( $term ) ) {
		$term = new WP_Error( 'invalid_term', __( 'Empty Term.' ) );
	}

	if ( is_wp_error( $term ) ) {
		return $term;
	}

	$taxonomy = $term->taxonomy;

	$termlink = $wp_rewrite->get_extra_permastruct( $taxonomy );

	/**
	 * Filters the permalink structure for a terms before token replacement occurs.
	 *
	 * @since 4.9.0
	 *
	 * @param string  $termlink The permalink structure for the term's taxonomy.
	 * @param WP_Term $term     The term object.
	 */
	$termlink = apply_filters( 'pre_term_link', $termlink, $term );

	$slug = $term->slug;
	$t    = get_taxonomy( $taxonomy );

	if ( empty( $termlink ) ) {
		if ( 'category' == $taxonomy ) {
			$termlink = '?cat=' . $term->term_id;
		} elseif ( $t->query_var ) {
			$termlink = "?$t->query_var=$slug";
		} else {
			$termlink = "?taxonomy=$taxonomy&term=$slug";
		}
		$termlink = home_url( $termlink );
	} else {
		if ( $t->rewrite['hierarchical'] ) {
			$hierarchical_slugs = array();
			$ancestors          = get_ancestors( $term->term_id, $taxonomy, 'taxonomy' );
			foreach ( (array) $ancestors as $ancestor ) {
				$ancestor_term        = get_term( $ancestor, $taxonomy );
				$hierarchical_slugs[] = $ancestor_term->slug;
			}
			$hierarchical_slugs   = array_reverse( $hierarchical_slugs );
			$hierarchical_slugs[] = $slug;
			$termlink             = str_replace( "%$taxonomy%", implode( '/', $hierarchical_slugs ), $termlink );
		} else {
			$termlink = str_replace( "%$taxonomy%", $slug, $termlink );
		}
		$termlink = home_url( user_trailingslashit( $termlink, 'category' ) );
	}
	// Back Compat filters.
	if ( 'post_tag' == $taxonomy ) {

		/**
		 * Filters the tag link.
		 *
		 * @since 2.3.0
		 * @deprecated 2.5.0 Use 'term_link' instead.
		 *
		 * @param string $termlink Tag link URL.
		 * @param int    $term_id  Term ID.
		 */
		$termlink = apply_filters( 'tag_link', $termlink, $term->term_id );
	} elseif ( 'category' == $taxonomy ) {

		/**
		 * Filters the category link.
		 *
		 * @since 1.5.0
		 * @deprecated 2.5.0 Use 'term_link' instead.
		 *
		 * @param string $termlink Category link URL.
		 * @param int    $term_id  Term ID.
		 */
		$termlink = apply_filters( 'category_link', $termlink, $term->term_id );
	}

	/**
	 * Filters the term link.
	 *
	 * @since 2.5.0
	 *
	 * @param string $termlink Term link URL.
	 * @param object $term     Term object.
	 * @param string $taxonomy Taxonomy slug.
	 */
	return apply_filters( 'term_link', $termlink, $term, $taxonomy );
}

Changelog

Version Description
2.5.0 Introduced.

More Information

  • Since the term can be an object, integer, or string, make sure that any numbers you pass in are explicitly converted to an integer (example: (int) $term_id). Otherwise the function will assume that $term is a slug instead of a term ID.
  • PHP may halt if you attempt to print an error result ("Catchable fatal error: Object of class WP_Error could not be converted to string"). You should always use is_wp_error() to check the result of this function, in case the term does not exist.

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