In the examples that follow we will use a custom taxonomy called “Foreign language” defined with the Types plugin. This taxonomy is assigned to the Consultant custom post type:


Checking if a post has at least one term assigned

Use the wpv-post-taxonomy shortcode to test if a post has at least one term assigned.

Checking if a post has at least one term assigned
[wpv-conditional if="('[wpv-post-taxonomy type='foreign-language' format='slug' ]' ne '' )"]
<strong>Foreign languages: </strong>[wpv-post-taxonomy type="foreign-language"]
[/wpv-conditional]

The above code will output the following block (marked with the red border) if a consultant speaks at least one foreign language:


Checking if a post has a specific term assigned

To check if a post has a specific term assigned we will use the WordPress core function called has_term. Before a WordPress core function can be used by Views, you must first register it:

  1. Open your Conditional Output GUI
  2. Switch to the Settings tab (on the left side)
  3. In the “Registered functions” section type in the has_term and press +Add button
  4. Close the window with the Close button

Now you can use the has_term in your condition to check if a post that is currently displayed has a specific term assign.

In our example, we want to emphasize the fact that a consultant speaks Chinese. We will display the relevant message only if a post has the ‘Chinese’ term assigned.

Checking if a post has a specific term assigned
[wpv-conditional if="( has_term('Chinese', 'foreign-language', null) eq '1' )" ]

 <p class="special">This consultant speaks Chinese!</p>

[/wpv-conditional]

  • Chinese – the term name to be checked
  • foreign-language – the slug of the taxonomy to be checked


Checking for a specific term in a View listing all terms

If your View is listing all terms of a specific taxonomy (see the picture below), you can use wpv-taxonomy-slug or wpv-taxonomy-title shortcodes to test if a term currently displayed matches the desired value.

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Checking for a specific term in a View listing all terms
[wpv-conditional if="( '[wpv-taxonomy-slug]' eq 'chinese' )"] 
<strong>new!</strong> [/wpv-conditional]

The above code will output the following:


Other examples