function is_taxonomy_hierarchical($taxonomy) {}

Whether the taxonomy object is hierarchical.
Checks to make sure that the taxonomy is an object first. Then Gets the object, and finally returns the hierarchical value in the object.


  • string $taxonomy: Name of taxonomy object

Return values

returns:Whether the taxonomy is hierarchical

Source code

function is_taxonomy_hierarchical($taxonomy) {

	if ( ! taxonomy_exists($taxonomy) )

		return false;

	$taxonomy = get_taxonomy($taxonomy);

	return $taxonomy->hierarchical;



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