Function and usage of get_post_taxonomies() in wordpress


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    The get_post_taxonomies() function in WordPress is a utility function used to retrieve all taxonomy names associated with a specific post. Here's a detailed explanation and sample usage:


    • Name: get_post_taxonomies()
    • Purpose: To retrieve all taxonomy names for the given post.


    1. $post (int | WP_Post) - Optional
      • Description: This parameter can be either a post ID or a WP_Post object. If not specified, the function will use the global $post variable.
      • Type: Integer or WP_Post object
      • Default: Global $post


    • Type: string[]
    • Description: An array of all taxonomy names for the given post.

    Usage Example:

    $post_id = 123; // Example Post ID
    $taxonomies = get_post_taxonomies($post_id);
    // Output the taxonomy names
    foreach ($taxonomies as $taxonomy) {
        echo $taxonomy . '<br>';

    In this example:

    1. We define a post ID ($post_id) to specify which post we're interested in.
    2. We call get_post_taxonomies($post_id) to retrieve an array of taxonomy names associated with the post.
    3. We loop through the array and output each taxonomy name.

    This function is particularly useful for developers who need to dynamically retrieve and handle taxonomies associated with posts, such as for custom queries, display logic in themes, or for plugins that need to interact with post taxonomies.

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