I have a custom post type and custom taxonomy. The taxonomy works like a category system. Users can add the custom posts to the categories. There is one page per each category, displaying the posts in that category.

I need to get the page slug of the current category page. How can I do this please?

For example, my url is: ?event-categories=day-courses.

event-categories is the custom taxonomy.

This code would work if I only had 'day-courses' in this custom taxonomy, which I do not:

 global $post;
    echo $post_slug; 

$my_query = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'event',  'event-categories' => 'day-courses' ) );
while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post();
<h2><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
<div class="excerpt"><?php the_excerpt(); ?></div>
<?php endwhile; ?>
  • Take a look at get_query_var($custom_taxonomy_slug); codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_query_var – gdaniel Jan 16 '15 at 17:31
  • What do you mean by the page slug? If the page is for a category, it'd have multiple posts on there. Are you looking for the taxonomy term slug? – Manny Fleurmond Jan 16 '15 at 17:40
  • @MannyFleurmond Yes, that's it! – Leona grey Jan 16 '15 at 17:41
  • Is there any reason you are creating a custom query? – Manny Fleurmond Jan 16 '15 at 17:44
  • @MannyFleurmond Yes, my custom taxonomy acts like a category system, with posts from my custom post type associated with it. I want to display all the posts associated with each 'category' on separate pages – Leona grey Jan 16 '15 at 17:46

Using your current code:

$tax_slug = get_query_var( 'event-categories' );
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  • Thank-you, that's what I think I need!I have put $tax_slug in $my_query = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'event', 'event-categories' => '$tax_slug' ) ); but it doesn't seem to work? Any ideas please? – Leona grey Jan 16 '15 at 17:56
  • See my new answer and use that instead – Manny Fleurmond Jan 16 '15 at 17:58
  • Thank-you Manny, you are my hero right now. Really up against time, and this is the 1st website I have worked on. Have a good day/evening! – Leona grey Jan 16 '15 at 18:00
  • I recommend that you dome some research into template file hierarchy: codex.wordpress.org/… . Although my answer worked, how you are doing your template would be easier if you let WordPress handle the taxonomy stuff and use the main loop. – Manny Fleurmond Jan 16 '15 at 18:01

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