I created a custom taxonomy slug is 'event_type' and created terms like social, educational and religious. I want to have template page where I can show posts related to these terms. you can say I need to access this url: http://localhost/test/event_type/social/

How I can create a template for this and for this url too http://localhost/test/event_type/

This taxonomy is related to custom post type named as 'event'

Any help regarding this

2 Answers 2


I think that what you're looking for is in the Template Hierarchy. You should be able to use taxonomy-event_type.php to do exactly what you want with it.

  • <?php $terms = get_terms('event_type'); echo '<ul>'; foreach ($terms as $term) { echo '<li><a href="'.get_term_link($term->slug, 'event_type').'">'.$term->name.'</a></li>'; } echo '</ul>'; ?> here is my code from where i am getting the link. but that says nothing found. I created the page you suggested but no nothing found
    – sajid
    Jan 23, 2012 at 20:25
  • What template is it calling?
    – mor7ifer
    Jan 23, 2012 at 20:32

I used a modified version of Justin Tadlock's code at his blog which allows you to create single post templates based on category (slug and id), author or tag.

My modified code is below:

* Filter the single_template with our custom function
add_filter('single_template', 'my_single_template');

* Single template function which will choose our template
 function my_single_template($single) {
    global $wp_query, $post;

    * Checks for single template by custom taxonomy 'event_types'
    * Change 'event_types' to whatever your custom taxonomy is called
    * Check by category slug and ID

    //Only change 'event' post type
    if( 'event' != get_post_type($post) )
       return $single;

    //Where your single fiels are located inside your theme
    $single_template_path = get_stylesheet_directory().'/single/';

    //Get the taxonomy terms
    $cats = get_the_terms($post->ID,'event_types');
    if ( !$cats )
       return $single;

    foreach( $cats as $cat ) :

        if(file_exists($single_template_path . '/single-cat-' . $cat->slug . '.php'))
            return $single_template_path . '/single-cat-' . $cat->slug . '.php';

        elseif(file_exists($single_template_path . '/single-cat-' . $cat->term_id . '.php'))
            return $single_template_path  . '/single-cat-' . $cat->term_id . '.php';

    return $single;


You would then add your new custom template files into /wp-content/themes/your-template-name/single, naming them accordingly.

Using this function you could create a template for a tag called featured within a custom taxonomy of event_types by creating a file called single-cat-featured.php

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