the_taxonomies( array $args = array() )

Displays the taxonomies of a post with available options.


This function can be used within the loop to display the taxonomies for a post without specifying the Post ID. You can also use it outside the Loop to display the taxonomies for a specific post.

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(array) (Optional) Arguments about which post to use and how to format the output. Shares all of the arguments supported by get_the_taxonomies(), in addition to the following.

  • 'post'
    (int|WP_Post) Post ID or object to get taxonomies of. Default current post.
  • 'before'
    (string) Displays before the taxonomies. Default empty string.
  • 'sep'
    (string) Separates each taxonomy. Default is a space.
  • 'after'
    (string) Displays after the taxonomies. Default empty string.

Default value: array()

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File: wp-includes/taxonomy.php

function the_taxonomies( $args = array() ) {
	$defaults = array(
		'post'   => 0,
		'before' => '',
		'sep'    => ' ',
		'after'  => '',

	$parsed_args = wp_parse_args( $args, $defaults );

	echo $parsed_args['before'] . implode( $parsed_args['sep'], get_the_taxonomies( $parsed_args['post'], $parsed_args ) ) . $parsed_args['after'];

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Version Description
2.5.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by Joy

    This can be used in a theme to support all taxonomies easily.

    <footer class="entry-footer">
    <?php the_taxonomies( array(
    			'before' => '<div class="tax-link-wrap">',
    			'template' => '<span class="taxonomy-label">%s:</span> <span class="taxonomy-term-list">%l.</span>',
    			'term_template' => '<a href="%1$s" rel="tag">%2$s</a>',
    			'sep' => '<br />',
    			'after' => '</div>',
    		) ); ?>

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