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MB Term Meta

MB Term Meta helps you to add custom fields to taxonomies.

category custom fields


Creating custom meta boxes for taxonomies is similar to posts. The only difference is you need to specify taxonomies settings which the meta box will be added to:

add_filter( 'rwmb_meta_boxes', function ( $meta_boxes ) {
$meta_boxes[] = [
'title' => 'Standard Fields',
'taxonomies' => 'category', // List of taxonomies. Array or comma-separated string.

'fields' => [
'name' => 'Featured?',
'id' => 'featured',
'type' => 'checkbox',
'name' => 'Featured Content',
'id' => 'featured_content',
'type' => 'wysiwyg',
'name' => 'Featured Image',
'id' => 'image_advanced',
'type' => 'image_advanced',
'name' => 'Color',
'id' => 'color',
'type' => 'color',
return $meta_boxes;
} );


WordPress provides an identical way to store values in the meta tables for post / term / user. This extension utilizes that API and stores field value in the term meta exactly like post meta.

Getting field value

You're able to use helper function rwmb_meta() to get field value for terms.

$term_id = get_queried_object_id();
$value = rwmb_meta( $field_id, ['object_type' => 'term'], $term_id );
echo $value;
  • In the 2nd parameter, you need to pass 'object_type' => 'term', and
  • The last parameter is the term ID. To get the ID of the the current category/term page, please use the function get_queried_object_id().

Other parameters are the same as for post. Please see this documentation for details.


It requires the extension version 1.1+ to use the helper function. If you're using an older version, please update now.


How to output term meta in MB Views?

Please use this code to output term meta in a view

{% set custom_field = mb.rwmb_meta( 'field_id', { object_type: 'term' }, term_id ) %} {{ custom_field }}

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