I have a custom taxonomy (toolkit-sections) inside a custom post type (toolkit-tools) and I'm looking to just list the taxonomy names and descriptions from toolkit-sections on a homepage.

I don't want to list any posts from inside these taxonomies, I just want to show what the taxonomies are called and what their descriptions are.

Do you know how to do this? I really, really would appreciate any help!


You can use get_terms.

In your case, something like this ought to get you started:

$term_list = get_terms( 'taxonomy_name', 'hide_empty=0&orderby=name' );

foreach( $term_list as $term ) {
    echo "<li>" . $term->name . $term->description . "</li>";
  • Excellent! Many thanks Gwendydd - I think when I had been trying to do this myself at midnight last night I was forgetting about the hide-empty! I'm so grateful for your help here.
    – Adam
    Apr 23 '15 at 6:23

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