In Drupal 7, you can use taxonomy-term.tpl.php to override taxonomy pages.

Inside the taxonomy-term.tpl.php page, you can use <?php print $term->field_NAME['und'][0]['value'];?>to print out the content of any fields attached to the taxonomy term. (*)

However, how do you get to the list of nodes that is displayed on the taxonomy page?

There doesn't seem to be anything in the taxonomy-term.tpl.php file to indicate how to theme the nodes that are displayed on the term page.

I know you can use Views to over ride the page. However, Views does not let you display nodes tagged with a term and fields that are attached to the term in a single View.

(*) I know you are not supposed to use UND. However, the correct method for access node based fields does not seem to work with taxonomy based fields.

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The template file you want to use is not taxonomy-term.tpl.php; that's used for the taxonomy header at the top of the page. The template file used is node.tpl.php.

If you look at taxonomy_term_page() which is used to build the term page view, you will see the nodes are build separately by calling node_view_multiple(). node_view_multiple() is just a wrapper for node_view(), which uses the standard node.tpl.php file.

Also you should be able to use field_get_items() for taxonomy terms. I'll look for something like $field = field_get_items('taxonomy_term', $term, 'field_name');.

I haven't tried but it should work.

You should really never use 'und', but the constant LANGUAGE_NONE.

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    Thank you for your kindness in replying! If I use a custom node.tpl.php file it affects all nodes and not just those displayed on mysite.com/taxonomy/term/[tid]. Is there a way to specify a template just to hide the nodes on the taxonomy index page? I know I can hide all the fields for teaser display on the manage display tab of the admin interface, but I would like to do it at theme layer. Also the $field code you posted on prints out the words "Array". How do I make it display the value in the array?
    – big_smile
    Commented Jun 15, 2011 at 6:50

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