I added two fields to my vocabulary terms field management. How do I get these values? There is no fields like color or Image in my Taxonomy Term vocabulary dump.

How does Drupal 8 store these additional fields?

$terms = $this->taxonomyStorage->loadTree($vocabularyName);



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  • Possible duplicate of Get custom fields assigned to taxonomy
    – user72672
    Commented Mar 29, 2018 at 16:52
  • See @GiorgosK's answer. You need to access it by its machine name which is field_color, not color
    – sonfd
    Commented Mar 29, 2018 at 23:23

3 Answers 3


Its similar to any other entity on Drupal 8

$name = $terms[0]->name;

//simple text field
$color = $terms[0]->field_color->value;

//multivalue field - get array of values
$color = $terms[0]->get('field_color')->getValue();

//entity reference field
$entity = $terms[0]->field_color->entity;

//image field 
$image = $terms[0]->get('field_image')->entity;
$image_uri = $image->getFileUri();

//get color entity id
$entity_id = $entity->id();

I think at least your color field is actually an entity reference

  • Unlucky i get error that it can't find nor field_color or color Commented Mar 30, 2018 at 15:56
  • the code above was tested and was working for a single TERM in api.drupal.org/api/drupal/… ... I think you better post some sample code otherwise we can't really tell why your code is not working
    – GiorgosK
    Commented Mar 30, 2018 at 16:13
  • The solution for me was: Drupal::entityTypeManager()->getStorage('taxonomy_term')->load($term->tid)->get('field_color')->color Commented Mar 30, 2018 at 16:13

First of all, invoke the related class

use Drupal\taxonomy\Entity\Term;

and then try this code and just replace VID with your machine

    $taxonomy_terms_vocabularies = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()
         'vid' => 'car_sub_type' 
      $taxonomy_terms_vocabularies = array_keys($taxonomy_terms_vocabularies);         
      $taxonomy_terms_vocabularies_opt = [];
      foreach($taxonomy_terms_vocabularies as $key => $val){
        $term = Term::load($val); 
        $name = $term->getName();

          $taxonomy_terms_vocabularies_opt[] = array(
            'id' => $val, 
            'name' =>  $name
            'abc' =>   $term->get('field_machine_name')->value

if the taxonomy is a entity reference field :

 $current_entity_lang = $entity->get('langcode')->value;
    //version and so current revision
    $translated_entity = $entity->getTranslation($current_entity_lang);
    // if single value for the taxo
    //else loop the values to get name

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