I would like to display just the first term from a custom post type custom taxonomy.

Inside my loop I've been displaying all the terms using:

<?php echo get_the_term_list( $post->ID, 'traits', 'Physical Traits:', ''); ?>

but I would like to only display the first term.


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A little bit more involved but:


function get_single_term($post_id, $taxonomy) 
    $terms = wp_get_object_terms($post_id, $taxonomy);
        return '<a href="'.get_term_link($terms[0]->slug, $taxonomy).'">'.$terms[0]->name.'</a>';   

echo get_single_term(5, 'category');

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