I'm working on an extra function to list different stuff,

My function looks like: "display all hotels for a specific city" -> hotels is as CPT and CITY as custom Tax. So for exemple, lets display all hotels in Paris.

function test($cpt,$taxonomy = 0) {
   $args (...)
   $query (...)
   while {...}

So I go to query different custom posts types, with or without a taxonomy. Until here, everything is OK.

But is it possible to get some data from this $taxonomy (city/paris) without creating a new query? Like I want to get custom field called "area_singular" linked to the $taxonomy passed in the function? The title of it, etc.?

P.S. The value of $taxonomy is passed by

$term = get_queried_object();

P.P.S. Actually i have an other function, where i pass this custom field, & title in the function like test('cpt',$term,$custom_field,$title); but I'm sure there is a way to get the data without passing them by the function.

EDIT: With $taxonomy->post_title I can get the title, so how can I get the custom field the same way?

  • Your question is a bit unclear. Are you trying to get the value of a field attached to a custom taxonomy term? Example: advancedcustomfields.com/resources/adding-fields-taxonomy-term/… Mar 9, 2019 at 19:31
  • Hello, yes, it is a custom taxonomy term. Its like, "i want to display all hotels from paris" ( hotels = cpt, paris = custom tax). But before i make my query + while, i want to display a custom field, linked to paris. Is this more clear ?
    – Gregory
    Mar 9, 2019 at 19:35
  • ok, i arrive to get title with $taxonomy->post_title. Now i need to get my custom field and it will be perfect ^^
    – Gregory
    Mar 9, 2019 at 21:17

1 Answer 1


According to the ACF documentation on getting field data from fields attached to terms, you want to do something like this:

$term = get_queried_object();    
$area_singular = get_field( 'area_singular', $term );
  • yes, i know this method, but it returns nothing :/
    – Gregory
    Mar 9, 2019 at 21:09
  • it returns "null" to be exact (with var_dump())
    – Gregory
    Mar 9, 2019 at 21:12
  • That either means the $term is not a term object or the area_singular field isn't associated with the term you're requesting. I recommend taking a look at the database to see if this is the case. Mar 10, 2019 at 16:44
  • Some of your comments have been a bit confusing, so I want to take a step back and make sure I understanding how you have this set up. In the admin, is the area_singular field able to be edited from the edit term page or from the edit post page? Mar 10, 2019 at 16:47
  • From the taxonomy.
    – Gregory
    Mar 10, 2019 at 17:03

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