function get_taxonomies( $args = array() {}

Get a list of registered taxonomy objects.


  • array $args: An array of key => value arguments to match against the taxonomy objects.
  • string $output: The type of output to return, either taxonomy ‘names’ or ‘objects’. ‘names’ is the default.
  • string $operator: The logical operation to perform. ‘or’ means only one element from the array needs to match; ‘and’ means all elements must match. The default is ‘and’.

Return values

returns:A list of taxonomy names or objects

Source code

function get_taxonomies( $args = array(), $output = 'names', $operator = 'and' ) {

	global $wp_taxonomies;

	$field = ('names' == $output) ? 'name' : false;

	return wp_filter_object_list($wp_taxonomies, $args, $operator, $field);



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