get_term_by ( $field, $value, $taxonomy = '', $output = OBJECT, $filter = 'raw' )
- (string) field Either 'slug', 'name', 'id' or 'ID' (term_id), or 'term_taxonomy_id'.
- (string|int) value Search for this term value.
- (string) taxonomy Taxonomy name. Optional, if `$field` is 'term_taxonomy_id'.
- (string) output Optional. The required return type. One of OBJECT, ARRAY_A, or ARRAY_N, which correspond to a WP_Term object, an associative array, or a numeric array, respectively. Default OBJECT.
- (string) filter Optional. How to sanitize term fields. Default 'raw'.
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- (WP_Term|array|false) WP_Term instance (or array) on success, depending on the `$output` value. False if `$taxonomy` does not exist or `$term` was not found.
- Introduced in WordPress: 2.3.0
- Deprecated in WordPress: —
Get all Term data from database by Term field and data.Warning: $value is not escaped for 'name' $field. You must do it yourself, if
The default $field is 'id', therefore it is possible to also use null for
field, but not recommended that you do so.
If $value does not exist, the return value will be false. If $taxonomy exists
and $field and $value combinations exist, the Term will be returned.
This function will always return the first term that matches the `$field`-
`$value`-`$taxonomy` combination specified in the parameters. If your query
is likely to match more than one term (as is likely to be the case when
`$field` is 'name', for example), consider using get_terms() instead; that
way, you will get all matching terms, and can provide your own logic for
deciding which one was intended.