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I'm trying to make it so my custom taxonomy terms don't have archive pages. I achieved something similar for a custom post type using "publicly_queryable' => false". I tried this from the docs inside the register_taxonomy function:

'public' => false,
'rewrite' => false,

Which works.. but it also removes the ability to view the taxonomy from anywhere in the dashboard.

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If you set public to false, this taxonomy will get hidden in all places.

So if you want it to be visible in wp-admin, you’ll have to also set show_ui to true - it will show the admin interface to manage this taxonomy.

You can see the full list of params here: https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/register_taxonomy

And here is a generator, that may be a nicer way to create code for registering taxonomies/posts: https://generatewp.com/taxonomy/

  • Thank you for this. After posting my question, I realize that "publicly_queryable' => false" actually does work with custom taxonomies.. Do you know how that differs from public -> false and rewrite -> false? – sk03 Feb 4 '19 at 20:18
  • You can find full explanation of these params in Codex (there’s a link in my answer) – Krzysiek Dróżdż Feb 4 '19 at 20:19
  • Thanks, was just wondering if you could provide a better explanation than what's in the Codex. From what I understand, publicly_queryable disables archives, and public -> false & rewrite -> false basically disable it from showing to the public in singular view. – sk03 Feb 4 '19 at 20:22
  • Not exactly... Publicly queryable disables automatic query variables for that taxonomy. Rewrite disables only nice permalinks (but you can still display lists using query args). – Krzysiek Dróżdż Feb 4 '19 at 20:24

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