WordPress Custom Post Type Category Images : Solved

If you’re a WordPress developer, you’ve probably been here.

You want to use images for your categories, but they are custom taxonomies. Here’s how to solve that issue. We’re using a plugin called “Category Images” by Muhammad Said El Zahlan.

Download, install and activate the plugin. Now you can add images to your categories in any post type (or terms). You can even exclude post types if you want to keep things local to a single category. Now you want to display those images somewhere. There’s plenty of documentation on the author’s site but in our case we needed  to loop through the categories and display the image in a javascript portfolio plugin.

In our file we added the line:

<?php foreach (get_terms(‘v-category’) as $cat) : ?>

Where v-category is the slug of our custom taxonomy.

Next we needed to display the image and the category name.

<img width=”700″ height=”700″ src=”<?php echo z_taxonomy_image_url($cat->term_id); ?>” class=”scale-with-grid wp-post-image” alt=”” />

<h2 class=”nvr-pf-title”><a href=”<?php echo get_term_link($cat->slug, ‘v-category’); ?>”><?php echo $cat->name; ?></a></h2>

Then ending foreach:

<?php endforeach; ?>

That’s it. Displays like a champ.

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