A taxonomy is a way to group things together. The Taxonomy Widget allows you to display those groupings in a variety of formats (links, buttons, or text). For example, if editing a post and using Page Builder, a Taxonomy Widget could display the categories or tags or post format associated with that post. The Taxonomy Widget is especially useful when working with the Custom Post Type Builder addon in SiteOrigin Premium.


To make use of this widget, go to PluginsSiteOrigin Widgets to activate the SiteOrigin Taxonomy Widget.

The Taxonomy Widget is ready to be used anywhere:

Page Builder: Insert widgets in Page Builder by SiteOrigin in either the Classic Editor or Page Builder Layout Block in the Block Editor.
Block Editor: 100% Block Editor compatible. Insert widgets using the SiteOrigin Widgets Block featuring a live widget search form.
Theme and Plugin Widget Areas: Insert widgets into any theme or plugin widget area.


Once the Taxonomy Widget has been inserted into your theme widget area or page/post using Page Builder, hover over it and click the Edit link to begin. You’ll find the following fields available:

Optionally enter a widget title.

Select the taxonomy you’d like to display. The taxonomy should be available to the post you’ve inserted the widget. For example, if the widget is inserted into a post, you could select categories, tags, or the post format. However, if you had WooCommerce installed and selected product tags from the drop-down list, nothing would display as product tags aren’t available in a post. Put another way, all taxonomies in your WordPress installation will be available for selection in the drop-down list. However, only the taxonomies available to the post you’re editing will display when selected.

Display as
Select whether to display the taxonomy terms as links, buttons, or text.

Select the color to be used for the taxonomy terms.

Hover color
Select the hover color to be used for the taxonomy terms.

Open in a new window
Enable to open linked terms in a new window.

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