is a simple question, I whant get the term ID (tid) from standard drupal taxonomy url taxonomy/term/167 ou 167 is my tid and use as argument on views.

I found this code to get the tid:

$tid = basename($term_url);
$$here_is_my_tid = taxonomy_term_load($tid);

How to get taxonomy by URL alias?

I try also :

$here_is_my_tid = drupal_lookup_path('source', 'taxonomy/term/'.$tid);

$here_is_my_tid = drupal_get_path_alias('taxonomy/term/' . $tid);

But I try many combination without success.

Here is my views with the tid from url I try to pass "$here_is_my_tid"

$view1 = views_embed_view('mavue','page',$here_is_my_tid);

 if(arg(0) == 'taxonomy' && arg(1) == 'term') {
            $tid = (int)arg(2);
            $term = taxonomy_term_load($tid);

    $view1 = views_embed_view('mavue','page',$term);

By advance thanks

  • Do you want to get the TID from the standard URL and then pass it to the views as a contextual filter, right? Apr 14, 2019 at 10:23
  • 3
    Possible duplicate of How to get taxonomy by URL alias?
    – GiorgosK
    Apr 14, 2019 at 10:47
  • @usmanjutt84 Yes I want to get the TID from the standard URL and then pass it to the views as a contextual filter
    – comcom
    Apr 14, 2019 at 10:54
  • link above does not help ?
    – GiorgosK
    Apr 14, 2019 at 11:36

1 Answer 1


You do not have to write any code to achieve that.

Just go to the views edit page, add a contextual filter named as Has taxonomy term ID and select Provide default value, see screenshot for more options

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However, you can also do it pragmatically

function HOOK_views_query_alter($view, $query) {
   $term = menu_get_object('taxonomy_term', 2);
   if ($term && $term->vocabulary_machine_name == 'VOCABULARY_NAME') {
     if ($view->name=='VIEWS_MACHINE_NAME') {
       $view->query->where['0']['conditions']['0']['value']= $term->tid;

I hope it helps.

  • You can also take help from this tutorial youtu.be/XI0iNYpaJ9o?t=114 for passing TID using Drupal Interface. Apr 14, 2019 at 11:31
  • Hi, I know for "has taxonomy term ID from views UI" but I use an ajax callback so I need to do programatically. I try you're programatically solution who look well I Haven't think about use a views_query_alter, many thanks
    – comcom
    Apr 14, 2019 at 11:31
  • I sent you a message if you can check thanks
    – comcom
    Apr 14, 2019 at 13:59

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