Custom columns for taxonomy list table

I have the following code to add a new column to my taxonomy edit screen (edit-tags.php?taxonomy=book_place&post_type=books)

function add_book_place_columns( $columns ) {
    $columns['foo'] = 'Foo';
    return $columns;
add_filter( 'manage_edit-book_place_columns', 'add_book_place_columns' );

function add_book_place_column_content( $content ) {
    content = 'test';
    return $content;
add_filter( 'manage_book_place_custom_column', 'add_book_place_column_content' );

It’s working, but I need to access the current term id in the add_book_place_column_content function. How can I do that?


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Method 1

The manage_{TAXONOMY}_custom_column filter hook passes 3 arguments:

  • $content
  • $column_name
  • $term_id

So try this:

function add_book_place_column_content($content,$column_name,$term_id){
    $term= get_term($term_id, 'book_place');
    switch ($column_name) {
        case 'foo':
            //do your stuff here with $term or $term_id
            $content = 'test';
    return $content;
add_filter('manage_book_place_custom_column', 'add_book_place_column_content',10,3);

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