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ok - so i'm listing categories and their sub-categories. How can i get the ID of the category that's being shown with a function? ( i know what it is in the admin )

ie /category/events/women-in-art/

women-in-art-ID = ?

any help appreciated! Dan.

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How about get_query_var('cat'). I think that should get the ID of the current category.

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that's it! Thnks - got a bit stuck trying to use get_the_category(). –  daniel Crabbe Mar 24 '11 at 17:45

The "official" way to get the ID of the current category is get_queried_object_id() (also works with tags and custom taxonomies).

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Cool. I used get_queried_object()->term_id until now. –  toscho Mar 25 '11 at 0:35

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