How to Register Taxonomy For Your Pages in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to register a custom taxonomy for pages? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to register taxonomy for your pages in WordPress.

You can find out more details about registering a custom taxonomy in the WordPress codex.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

add_action( 'init', 'pages_tax' );
function pages_tax() {
			'label' => __( 'Things' ),
			'rewrite' => array( 'slug' => 'things' ),
			'hierarchical' => true,

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

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  1. Thanks! Exactly what I was looking for. However, it’s not possible to filter pages based on this taxonomy in the wordpress “Pages” admin… (like it’s possible to filter by post categories in “Posts” admin page for instance).
    Any idea how to add support to filter pages based on this taxonomy?

    1. Same question!

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