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Closed 8 years ago

#35886 closed enhancement (duplicate)

get_term_parents function instead/inside get_category_parents

Reported by: hosein71's profile hosein71 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.4.2
Component: Taxonomy Keywords: needs-patch needs-unit-tests
Focuses: Cc:


Simply add one more arguments in get_category_parents function for getting custom taxonomy parents.
It can be like this:

function get_taxonomy_parents( $id, $taxonomy = 'category', $link = false, $separator = '/', $nicename = false, $visited = array() ) {
        $chain = '';
        $parent = get_term( $id, $taxonomy );
        if ( is_wp_error( $parent ) )
                return $parent;

        if ( $nicename )
                $name = $parent->slug;
                $name = $parent->name;

        if ( $parent->parent && ( $parent->parent != $parent->term_id ) && !in_array( $parent->parent, $visited ) ) {
                $visited[] = $parent->parent;
                $chain .= get_taxonomy_parents( $parent->parent, $taxonomy, $link, $separator, $nicename, $visited );

        if ( $link )
                $chain .= '<a href="' . esc_url( get_category_link( $parent->term_id ) ) . '">'.$name.'</a>' . $separator;
                $chain .= $name.$separator;
        return $chain;

So developers can use it for getting any taxonomy parents.
The possible problem is: The given taxonomy is not Hierarchical.
The solution is checking taxonomy by is_taxonomy_hierarchical( $taxonomy ) and return false if it is not.

Attachments (2)

get_category_parents-patch.php (1.6 KB) - added by hosein71 8 years ago.
Includes patched function.
get_category_parents-patch-fix.php (1.6 KB) - added by hosein71 8 years ago.
Fixed function

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Change History (6)

8 years ago

Includes patched function.

8 years ago

Fixed function

#1 @swissspidy
8 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch needs-unit-tests added

Hey there,

Thanks for creating this ticket and welcome to trac!

I think you mean terms, not taxonomies, though. You'd want to get the parents of a specific term. Basically, a taxonomy is a way to group things together. The names for the different groupings in a taxonomy are called terms. 'category' and 'tags' are the two default taxonomies in WordPress.

This means the function should be called something like get_term_parents(). A $taxonomy parameter is not needed, as a term ID is unique and we can get its taxonomy name from there. That's why the $taxonomy parameter is optional for get_term() as well.

Besides that, would you mind creating a proper patch with your suggested changes? See for more information.

#2 @hosein71
8 years ago


You are true. It should be term instead of taxonomy and parameter is not needed. By the way get_term_parents() can be a useful function. I will read documentation about patching and I will add a patch for it.


#3 @swissspidy
8 years ago

  • Summary changed from get_taxonomy_parents function instead/inside get_category_parents to get_term_parents function instead/inside get_category_parents

#4 @johnbillion
8 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Duplicate of #17069.

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