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Page link to taxonomy / category page

  • I love the page-link field type. The UI is perfect for CMS work. However, I have an issue. I’d like to be able to link to category / taxonomy archive pages – for instance

    Wordpress uses the template file taxonomy-slug.php, so each category can have an archive page.

    What’s the best way to achieve this in ACF? I’d rather not just use a text field and rely on our users to correctly copy and paste the permalink.

    • Elliot

    • September 8, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Hi @timshutes

    Unfortunately, at the moment, a text field will be your best bet.
    That or creating a new field type which includes the archive URLs you seek.

    If you feel up to creating a new field type, there is plenty of docs and even a starter field template file to get you started over on the docs page!

    Good luck


    • Lucas

    • May 22, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Oh this is exactly what I’m looking for as well. I know there was nothing built-in available when this was first posted, but is this feature in the works at all for the near future?

  • +1 for this feature.

  • Me too, +1 for this feature.

    • Darren

    • June 8, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    +1 for me too.

    • saturn

    • September 8, 2015 at 9:31 am

    any update on this? I was confused as the documentation shows that you can choose from Archives pages, but my Page Link does not ever show me archives… am I doing it wrong? (ACF Pro)

  • +1

  • +1

    I’m very interested in this too. Has anyone figured out a good workaround?

  • +1

    • omoyoto

    • January 28, 2017 at 4:07 am


    Trying to do this within a repeater with page links, would rather not have to have multiple options in the repeater, page link for pages, and text field for categories.

  • +1

    • mosne

    • February 17, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    +1 it would be very handy

  • +1 looking for this, should be a great addition to the page link field

  • +1 on this, but in the mean-time, I’ve created a workaround. Simply use a “Taxonomy” as a select or radio (single value) field, and to get a link to that taxonomy archive, use:
    get_category_link( get_field( 'your-taxonomy-field' ) )

    for example, I used it in this way:
    printf( '<a href="%1$s">Your Category</a>', get_category_link( get_field( 'your-taxonomy-field' ) ) );

    • i1100a

    • November 29, 2017 at 7:29 am


    @dangercode Thanks, man. Your snippet pointed me in the right direction.

  • Is anyone still interested in this? I have put it together as a plugin for a personal site. It is currently only compatible with ACF Pro and not ready for public release, but I’d love to finish it if there’s any interest.

  • @twgerard I am definitely interested in this. Can I test out your plugin?

  • Sure! I was waiting for someone to ask about it before taking the time to properly package it. I’ll post a link here when it’s ready!

  • @twgerard +1 also interested in giving it a try. Thanks!

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  • @twgerard Have you made any progress on your plugin? Have the same issue, looking for a solution. Would be happy to test.


    • bdebrie

    • October 7, 2018 at 1:46 am
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  • +1

  • @twgerard — Any chance you’ve packaged that up yet?

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