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I've added a custom taxonomy and I wanted to know if there is a way to edit a custom taxonomy's description.

Here's the description field. image of custom taxonomy

IS there a function that provides access to this field? And if so, would I be able to use it in the New Posts page?

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If you get_term() you can access the description via the description property. To update a term you can use wp_update_term().

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