I'm trying to add a class to a container within a query, ideally I'd like to use the terms from a custom taxonomy I have setup (guide-categories).

As an example:

<div class="myclass *taxonomy term*">

Any help would be much appreciated, been looking around trying to find out how to do this for a while, but haven't had any luck yet!

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You could do something like this

<?php $terms = get_the_terms( $post->ID, 'taxonomy_name' ); ?>
<div class="myclass<?php foreach( $terms as $term ) echo ' ' . $term->slug; ?>">
    <!-- content -->


  • Thanks! this works but would it be possible to show the term slug rather than name? (otherwise I get caps and spaces in some terms)
    – user862153
    Jan 22, 2012 at 0:01
  • Yeah definitely, you could use $term->slug instead of $term->name.
    – Jared
    Jan 22, 2012 at 0:13

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