List of terms for custom category

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WordPress has category list block for standard categories. But what about when you want to list custom categories apart from the core ones? In that case, you would create a shortcode. Put the following code inside you child theme’s functions.php file:

function custom_taxonomy_shortcode($atts) {

    $atts = shortcode_atts(array(
        'taxonomy' => 'your_taxonomy', // Replace with the desired custom taxonomy slug
    ), $atts);

    // Retrieve the terms from the custom taxonomy
    $terms = get_terms(array(
        'taxonomy' => $atts['taxonomy'],
        'hide_empty' => false,

    if (!empty($terms)) {
        // Create a custom list of terms with links
        $term_list = '<ul>';
        foreach ($terms as $term) {
           $term_link = get_term_link($term);
            $term_list .= '<li><a href="' . esc_url($term_link) . '">' . $term->name . '</a></li>';
        $term_list .= '</ul>';

        return $term_list;
    } else {
        return 'No categories found.';
add_shortcode('custom_taxonomy', 'custom_taxonomy_shortcode'); 

Replace your_taxonomy with your taxonomy name. Then, use:


You can play around with the $term variable to hide the empty categories, for example ('hide_empty' => true,).

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