Category and Taxonomy Meta Fields

Plugin to add custom meta fields within built in and custom taxonomies. Simply add the desired fields by going through WP-admin -> Settings ->Taxonomy Meta .

you can add following fields with category/taxonomy

  • Image.
  • Input Text.
  • Textarea.
  • Checkbox.

Feature :

  • Very simple in use
  • Can be customized easily.


  1. Unzip into your /wp-content/plugins/ directory. If you’re uploading it make sure to upload
    the top-level folder. Don’t just upload all the php files and put them in /wp-content/plugins/.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to your WP-admin ->Settings menu a new “Taxonomy Meta” page is created.
  4. Go to your WP-admin ->Settings ->Taxonomy Meta displayed in the category modification form with the meta you configured.
  5. You can use the below function into your templates to retrieve all meta using ‘category id’:
if (function_exists('get_all_wp_terms_meta'))
   $arrayMetaList = get_all_wp_terms_meta($category_id);

// array all meta fields for category/term

where $category_id is category/term id .

  1. you can use the below function into your templates to retrieve any particular meta using ‘category id’ and ‘meta key’:
if (function_exists('wp_get_terms_meta'))
  $MetaValue = wp_get_terms_meta($category_id, $meta_key ,true); 

//meta value for meta key $meta_key
echo $metaValue; 


where $category_id is ‘category/term id’ and $meta_key is ‘meta key’.

Screenshot :


7 thoughts on “Category and Taxonomy Meta Fields

  1. With multisite when I go to category of the first site and full in the “term meta” fields all is ok. When I go to the dashbord of the second site and go to the category and then full in the “term meta” then I click “update” the category and after I again go to this category I see that the fields of “term meta” are empty.
    The plugin doesn’t work with multisite? Or how could I repaire the work of plugin?

  2. Hi Andrey Yamangulov,

    Thanks for choosing my plugin .
    Sorry, plugin doesn’t work with multi-site . I will update the featue in my next release .


  3. Nilam Nainvani

    I have used this plugin but its not working my site ..please give some solutions and how to use its syntax ,how to pass meta key give some example . thank you.

  4. Tom


    first I wana Thank You for your usefull Work.
    Niced Plug-In

    But I’ve got an issue. I think I did something wrong.

    I createt a Meta Key: text-area-cat, Type: TextAerea, Meta Taxonomy: Category.
    Under a certan category I did type Hello World, so I guess until there I did everthing right.

    I did place Code in archive.php. But The Category Text from textarea does not show up.
    Can you help?


    <?php the_archive_description( '’, ” ); ?>


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