Allows you attach Taxonomy Terms to your content. Tags, Categories, Colors, Flavors, you name it. Taxonomy all the things! Learn more about Taxonomies.


Taxonomy Fieldtype

This is a special field! If taxonomizing content (the most common use case), you should place this field within the taxonomies key in your fieldset. Otherwise, learn more about how else it can be used.

Data Structure

If the field is being used for taxonomizing your content (ie. the field name matches the taxonomy handle), the term’s slugs will be saved.

  - kangaroo
  - three-toed-sloth
  - panda
  - porg

However, if you just want to store references to taxonomy terms for other purposes, the term’s IDs will be saved. See below for more detail.

A term ID is the taxonomy handle combined with the slug. This way, you may reference terms from multiple taxonomies.

  - wildlife/panda
  - people/the-elderly


As outlined in the Taxonomies Guide, term slugs will automatically be converted to Term objects which means you will have all of the term’s data available as variables.

  {{ wildlife }}
    <li><a href="{{ url }}">{{ title }}</a></li>
  {{ /wildlife }}
  <li><a href="/wildlife/kangaroo">Kangaroo</a></li>
  <li><a href="/wildlife/three-toed-sloth">Three Toed Sloth</a></li>

Using terms without taxonomizing

The most common use for this fieldtype is to taxonomize, or “tag”, your entry.

However, sometimes you have other ideas in mind for using taxonomy terms. For instance, you might have a “similar tags” field, or want to create an index of many different, unrelated things. In this case, you aren’t tagging the entry itself at all.

When using the taxonomy field in this way, terms will get saved using IDs instead of slugs.

  - categories/hats
  - tags/delightful

These will not be automatically converted to Terms, since the field name does not match any taxonomy handle. You will need to use the Relate Tag in your template to have these converted to Terms.

  {{ relate:similar_things }}
    <li><a href="{{ url }}">{{ title }}</a></li>
  {{ /relate:similar_things }}
  <li><a href="/categories/hats">Hats</a></li>
  <li><a href="/tags/delightful">Delightful</a></li>


This fieldtype supports the following settings in addition to the settings available in the Relate fieldtype.



The handle of the Taxonomy from which to fetch Terms. Not needed when placed in the fieldset's taxonomies array. In that case, it'll get the taxonomy from the field name.


boolean true

By default you may create new terms. Set to false to only allow selecting from existing terms.

Last modified on January 3, 2018