The Taxonomy field allows you to select one of your WordPress taxonomies from a searchable dropdown menu.

This field type is exclusive to Block Lab Pro.


  • Help Text: Instructions to describe the data needed in the field.
  • Taxonomy Type: The taxonomy type filter (e.g. Categories, Tags)

PHP API Controls

  • name
  • label
  • control
  • type
  • order
  • location
  • width
  • help
  • post_type_rest_slug

Template Usage

To display the Taxonomy field in your template, use the field name you provided.

<?php block_field( 'source' ); ?>

The API will return a WP_Taxonomy object, and echo the Taxonomy’s name. See the WP_Taxonomy class on

Example template file /blocks/block-block-lab-example.php

// Block Lab Example Taxonomy Field

$taxonomy = block_value( 'source' ); // can be named anything, e.g., $source
$terms = get_terms( $taxonomy );

foreach ($terms as $term ) {
    $term_link = get_term_link( $term );

    if ( is_wp_error( $term_link ) ) { // just in case we encounter an error

    echo 'View more: <a href="' . esc_url( $term_link ) . '">' . $term->name . '</a>';

To use the block with the Taxonomy field on your site, locate it in the blocks menu.

Screenshot showing the Block Lab custom block in the menu

It will then display within your post/page.

And then on the front-end of your site.