My custom taxonomy is linking to yearly archive instead of the post linked to it.

I have created a custom taxonomy named "year" containing int (i.e 2008,2009,2010 etc). Have registered the custom taxonomy using the following code.

// Add new "Years" taxonomy to Posts
register_taxonomy('year', 'post', array(
// Hierarchical taxonomy (like categories)
'hierarchical' => true,
// This array of options controls the labels displayed in the WordPress Admin UI
'labels' => array(
        'name' => _x( 'Year', 'taxonomy general name' ),
        'singular_name' => _x( 'Year', 'taxonomy singular name' ),
        'search_items' =>  __( 'Search Years' ),
        'all_items' => __( 'All Years' ),
        'parent_item' => __( 'Parent Year' ),
        'parent_item_colon' => __( 'Parent Year:' ),
        'edit_item' => __( 'Edit Year' ),
        'update_item' => __( 'Update Year' ),
        'add_new_item' => __( 'Add New Year' ),
        'new_item_name' => __( 'New Year Name' ),
        'menu_name' => __( 'Years' ),
    // Control the slugs used for this taxonomy
    'rewrite' => array(
        'slug' => 'Years', // This controls the base slug that will display before each term
        'with_front' => false, // Don't display the category base before "/Years/"
        'hierarchical' => true // This will allow URL's like "/Years/boston/cambridge/"

and echoed the year taxonomy under post using the following line.

<?php echo get_the_term_list( $post->ID, 'year', '<li>', '</li><li>', '</li>' ); ?>

I have registered two other taxonomies "player" and "team" in the same manner which are working perfectly.

Any help in this regard will be appreciated.

1 Answer 1


I would advise against the use of year as a post type or taxonomy name as its a reserved term and your rewrite rule may clash

For a list of reserved terms see here

Steps to take:

  • Modify the URL rewrite so it doesn't clash
  • Change the name of the taxonomy from year to something unique that isn't reserved

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