I have a custom post type with a custom taxonomy (to show some "best practice" examples on my website). On the single-post-page (single-bestpractice.php) I wanted to show all the terms (categories) like this:

Parent: Child, Child, Child

I tried this code:

$customPostTaxonomies = get_object_taxonomies('bestpractice');
if (count($customPostTaxonomies) > 0) {
    foreach ($customPostTaxonomies as $tax) {
        $args = array(
            'orderby' => 'name',
            'show_count' => 0,
            'pad_counts' => 0,
            'hierarchical' => 1,
            'taxonomy' => $tax,
            'title_li' => ''
        wp_list_categories( $args );

which outputs:

Child, Child, Parent, Child,

…so, is there a way to sort it by parent/child and make the parent one start with a ":" and remove the "," of the last child?

thanx, Jochen


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You might like to follow this post as well as it appears to be essentially the same... Display the Terms from a Custom Taxonomy Assigned to a Post(inside the loop) in Hierarchial Order

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