How can I retrieve slug of current taxonomy being viewed in taxonomy template? I tried to codex but found nothing on taxonomy template page.

To further explain, lets say I am viewing category flowers so how can I retrieve slug of category flowers?


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You can get the term object of the category you’re viewing with get_queried_object(). That will contain the slug.

$term = get_queried_object();
echo $term->slug;

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