I have created a custom post type "brochures" which i am currently displaying with the code below (using ACF to display the brochure file).
At the moment this displays all the brochures individually.

I have set up a custom taxonomy for this post type called "brochure_categories" so that i can categories the brochures into separate folders like the below.

Brochure Category 1
Brochure 1
Brochure 2

Brochure Category 2
Brochure 3
Brochure 4

Brochure Category 3
Brochure 5
Brochure 6

Rather displaying all the posts (like im doing with the code below), i want to display all of the brochure categories, and when a category is clicked it then displays the posts within that category.

How am i able to achieve this?

<ul class="brochures">
  $temp = $wp_query; 
  $wp_query = null; 
  $wp_query = new WP_Query(); 

  while ($wp_query->have_posts()) : $wp_query->the_post(); 

  <li><a target="_blank" href="<?php the_field('brochure_file'); ?>"><img src="<?php the_field('brochure_logo'); ?>"><h3><?php echo get_the_title(); ?></h3><h4>Click to view</h4></a>

<?php endwhile; ?>

<nav class="nextPrev">
    <div class="prev"><?php previous_posts_link('&laquo; Previous') ?></div>
    <div class="next"><?php next_posts_link('Next &raquo;') ?></div>

  $wp_query = null; 
  $wp_query = $temp;  // Reset

  • If you've set up a custom taxonomy, why not just use the native term archives, and the taxonomy-{taxonomy-name}.php template - no need for custom querying here. May 26, 2016 at 15:18

2 Answers 2


To retrieve all the terms attached to your taxonomy "brochure_categories", you can use get_terms() function. More info here.

Once you've got your terms, you can traverse them and query your custom posts with:

$query = new WP_Query( array(
  'post_type'             => 'brochures',
  'brochure_categories'   => $current_category,
  'posts_per_page'        => -1,
  'order'                 => 'ASC',
  'orderby'               => 'title',
) );

You can now display them, by category, as it suits you.

Is it ok for you ?

try This Code Change taxonomy name which you are using 

/**post type name: brochures **/
/** taxonomy name: brochures-cat **/
  $custom_terms = get_terms('brochures-cat');
  foreach($custom_terms as $custom_term) {
   $args = array(
      'post_type' => 'brochures',
      'tax_query' => array(
           'taxonomy' => 'brochures-cat',
           'field' => 'slug',
           'terms' => $custom_term->slug,
   $loop = new WP_Query($args);
   if($loop->have_posts()) {
    echo '<h2>'.$custom_term->name.'</h2>';
    while($loop->have_posts()) : $loop->the_post();
    echo '<a href="'.get_permalink().'">'.get_the_title().'</a><br />';

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