I have installed Advanced Custom Fields and created a color custom field for categories.

Now I want to achieve two things:

1- Display the title text of the post in the color selected in the category custom field. 2- Display category name with the background selected in the category custom field.

I'm using GeneratePress theme and hooking the inline css using the Generatepress hooks. Here's the code:

$term = get_queried_object();
$color = get_field('color', $term);

    .wp-block-post-title {
        color: <?php echo $color; ?> !important;

The problem is that $color variable is not populating the color value from the custom field. When I hardcode the color e.g., #000, the code works perfectly fine.

Please tell me what I'm doing wrong in the code? Thank you.

  • 1
    Have you tried get_queried_object_id()? get_queried_object() returns a full WP_Post object and according to ACF documentation get_field() is looking for just an ID.
    – WebElaine
    Commented Dec 8, 2021 at 16:33
  • Tried using get_queried_object_id() but it didn't work.
    – Usman
    Commented Dec 8, 2021 at 20:35

1 Answer 1


In the documentation, it looks like you can provide the term object to get_field(), however I've tended to use either taxonomy_#termid or term_#termid for example

$color = get_term('color', 'category_1234);


$color = get_term('color', 'term_1234);

If those down't work, then I'd check:

  • That your ACF field name is definitely color (and not colour, as I would write - being in the UK) and also worth doing a print_r($term); or var_dump($term);
  • To make sure you have a WP_Term object
  • Check $colour using print_r or var_dump again, and see what you're getting back

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