GET /sites/$site/taxonomies/$taxonomy/terms/slug:$slug

Get information about a single term.

Resource Information

Method GET
Requires authentication? No

Method Parameters

Parameter Type Description
$site (int|string) Site ID or domain
$taxonomy (string) Taxonomy
$slug (string) Term slug

Query Parameters

Parameter Type Description
context (string)
(default) Formats the output as HTML for display. Shortcodes are parsed, paragraph tags are added, etc..
Formats the output for editing. Shortcodes are left unparsed, significant whitespace is kept, etc..
http_envelope (bool)
Some environments (like in-browser JavaScript or Flash) block or divert responses with a non-200 HTTP status code. Setting this parameter will force the HTTP status code to always be 200. The JSON response is wrapped in an "envelope" containing the "real" HTTP status code and headers.
pretty (bool)
Output pretty JSON
meta (string) Optional. Loads data from the endpoints found in the 'meta' part of the response. Comma-separated list. Example: meta=site,likes
fields (string) Optional. Returns specified fields only. Comma-separated list. Example: fields=ID,title
callback (string) An optional JSONP callback function.

Response Parameters

Parameter Type Description
ID (int) The term ID.
name (string) The name of the term.
slug (string) The slug of the term.
description (string) The description of the term.
post_count (int) The number of posts using this term.
parent (int) The parent ID for the term, if hierarchical.

Resource Errors

These are the possible errors returned by this endpoint.

HTTP Code Error Identifier Error Message
400 invalid_taxonomy The taxonomy does not exist
403 unauthorized User cannot access this private blog.
403 unauthorized User cannot access this restricted blog
404 unknown_taxonomy Unknown taxonomy


curl ''
$options  = array (
  'http' => 
  array (
    'ignore_errors' => true,

$context  = stream_context_create( $options );
$response = file_get_contents(
$response = json_decode( $response );


    "ID": 53,
    "name": "",
    "slug": "wordpress-com",
    "description": "",
    "post_count": 44,
    "feed_url": "http:\/\/\/tag\/wordpress-com\/feed\/",
    "meta": {
        "links": {
            "self": "https:\/\/\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/tags\/slug:wordpress-com",
            "help": "https:\/\/\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/tags\/slug:wordpress-com\/help",
            "site": "https:\/\/\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907"