I apologize for my English, but I am French. In my custom search page I display the results of my custom post type and everything is good. Only, I would like to display above the custom post type the category that is his. To display the post categories I do:

$category = get_the_category ();
echo "<p> Category:". $category[0]->cat_name. "</ p>";

But how to do for custom post type?
Thank you for your help.

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    Welcome to WPSE. Do you have a custom taxonomy created for your post type?
    – jdm2112
    Commented Apr 19, 2019 at 15:40
  • yes, I have several
    – barale61
    Commented Apr 19, 2019 at 17:14

1 Answer 1


For a custom post type, use get_the_terms() instead:

<?php $post_terms = get_the_terms( get_the_ID(), 'your-taxonomy' ); ?>
<p> Category: <?php echo $post_terms[0]->name; ?></p>

Much like the results from get_the_category, the returned value of get_the_terms() is an array of term objects for the taxonomy that you specify when calling the function. In the example code, that is "your-taxonomy".

This sample code will only display the first term if multiple terms are assigned to a post. That is the 'zero position' in the array. Any subsequent terms would be returned in $post_terms[1], $post_terms[2], etc


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    Super it works! I will look for "get_the_term" Thank you so much.
    – barale61
    Commented Apr 22, 2019 at 16:00

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