i want to create conditional tags for the business directory categories as the conditional tags which are provided are for normal categories.which do not work for the business directory categories.can i do ths? if yes, then how?

thanks in advance.

  • what the name of the plugin you are using to create the business directory categories?
    – Bainternet
    Aug 3, 2011 at 12:20

2 Answers 2


you can use has_term to check if a post as a term which that is what "business directory categories" are (custom taxonomy terms). something like:

if (has_term( $term, $taxonomy, $post_id )){
//do your thing

if you want to check if you are in a specific term ( like is_category) you can use is_tax

if (is_tax( $taxonomy, $term )){
//do stuff

if you want to check if your object (post) is in a specific term ( like in_category) you can use is_object_in_term()

if (is_object_in_term( $object_id, $taxonomy, $terms) ){
//do stuff

I'm not sure what your "business directory" categories are. Are you using a specific plugin to create this business directory?

Taking a stab in the dark, you've got two options. If these categories are the same categories under the "Posts" taxonomy, then you could use this:


If, however, your using a special plugin that adds its own custom taxonomy (meaning you aren't using the "posts" but you have a "directory" section in WP-admin, and you want to check if that is what the user is looking at, you would have to use something like this:

Put this in your functions.php:

function is_post_type($type){
    global $wp_query;
    if($type == get_post_type($wp_query->post->ID)) return true;
    return false;

and the you can use this to find the custom post type:


Which I originally found here:

If is custom post type

Hope this helps!

  • not sure if that's what she meant and your code wont check for custom taxonomy but for a post type.
    – Bainternet
    Aug 3, 2011 at 13:00

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