This code:

<?php the_terms($post->ID, 'type') ?>


<a href="/archives/type/image" rel="tag">Tag</a>  

What do to if I want to display only "Tag" word, not link eg.



2 Answers 2


While you can specify separators and such in the_terms() arguments, it assumes that you actually want links.

You can discard unwanted HTML by using filter:

add_filter('the_terms', 'no_terms_links', 10, 2);

function no_terms_links($term_list, $taxonomy) {

    if ('type' == $taxonomy)
        return wp_filter_nohtml_kses($term_list);

    return $term_list;

Or just use deeper get_the_terms() function and iterate through its return to build your own markup.

  • I've added your code, but I'm still getting links :( Dec 9, 2010 at 16:00
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    Don't forget to change type to your actual taxonomy in snippet.
    – Rarst
    Dec 9, 2010 at 17:29
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    At a super-duper simple scale, what about just echo strip_tags( get_the_term_list($post->ID, 'type') ) ? Dec 9, 2010 at 18:00
  • Yeaah, that would do it... I deem today - the day of overthinking code. :)
    – Rarst
    Dec 9, 2010 at 18:14

At a super-duper simple scale, what about just:

echo strip_tags( get_the_term_list($post->ID, 'type') )
  • 1
    What about it? Does it work? What does it do? Is this an answer and how does it help?
    – kaiser
    Oct 17, 2014 at 10:46

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