I have this is my functions.php file to create tags only for custom post type called 'image-gallery':

    'label'        => __( 'Image Tags' ),
    'rewrite'      => false,
    'hierarchical' => false,
    'capabilities' => array( 'edit_terms' => 'manage_categories' )

But I can't get the list of tags to show in the post loop on the front end. I have tried get_the_tags(); and get_the_tag_list(); but they will only show tags which are generic to all posts, not the tags for the custom post type. Any help?

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get_the_tags() is a shortcut function to get the terms from the post_tags taxonomy.

What you have done is make a new and different taxonomy. And you will need to use get_the_terms() to get your required data.


$terms = get_the_terms($post, 'image-gallery_tags'); 



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