I've been trying to figure our how to get a term ID of a taxonomy term I created, and I found a little bit of php that looks like it should work. However I have no idea where to put it to get a response.

I'm working on a D6 site that needed updating and already found this script

$term = taxonomy_get_term($tid);
$name = $term->name;

Any pointers?

  • A little additional info. I'm just trying to create a view and need the taxonomy id of a term to add as a filter.
    – Josh G.
    Apr 30, 2014 at 19:55
  • Are you creating a view with Views or are you using hook_node_view()?
    – Marcel
    Apr 30, 2014 at 22:01
  • I'm creating a view with views, and I need to pull in multiple terms from different taxonomies, so I figured using the taxonomy ID would work best.
    – Josh G.
    Apr 30, 2014 at 22:15
  • If you load nodes in the view all taxonomy terms are allready associated with it. so there is no problem?
    – Marcel
    Apr 30, 2014 at 22:21
  • Haha well thats what I'm trying to do. Add the nodes by using the TID. ...the below answer worked for me though.
    – Josh G.
    Apr 30, 2014 at 22:25

1 Answer 1


That code won't work. The first line is using the $tid to load the term, obviously that won't work if you don't know the Term ID in the first place.

You don't need to use any PHP to get a taxonomy terms ID. Just goto the edit page of that term and look at the url. It will be /taxonomy/term/TID/edit

  • Ahh I didn't realize this was in there! Thanks for the help!
    – Josh G.
    Apr 30, 2014 at 22:24

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