Returns an array of category objects matching the query parameters. Arguments are pretty much the same as wp_list_categories and can be passed as either array or in query syntax.

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How To Get Parent Category Slug of Current Post

My theme has styling by category using the following code, which inserts the current category's slug as a CSS class. <div class="CategorySpecificStyle <?php $category = get_the_category(); ...
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get_terms vs. get_categories: does it matter?

I'm fairly new to wordpress and am coming across new things each day - one was today when I happened across get_terms and noticed that it was basically the same as get_category. Any particular ...
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Only list categories that contain posts of a specific custom post type

I have three custom post types set up, articles, videos and photos. I am using standard categories for these post types, and sharing the categories across all post types. I am trying to create a nav ...
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get_categories hierarchical order like wp_list_categories - with name, slug & link to edit cat

I need to find a way to list all categories - empty or not - in a hierarchial list - like wp_list_categories - also showing the slug, cat name and a link to edit in the admin. Here is what I have so ...
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Custom widget using get_categories select menu dropdown

I have created a custom widget that is supposed to display a select menu with all the categories the blog has. I have used get_categories to compile the list. This works fine and all categories appear ...
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get custom post type categories

From http://codex.wordpress.com: $categories = get_categories( $args ); $args = array( 'type' => 'post', 'child_of' => 0, 'parent' => ...
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How to show subcategories in categories else show posts

I have hierarchy like this: Category1 -Subcategory1 -Subcategory2 --Post1 Category2 -Subcategory1 I need to show subcategories name and description when i go to category//// Now i use this code: ...
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Get the category is not working on url

Although this is my first post but i have been coming here for answers so I know the rule and this isn't a duplicate because i have tried whatever i could but couldn't seem to get my codes to work. ...
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Showing current subcategory

I have problem. <?php query_posts('category_name=events&posts_per_page=2&offset=1'); ?> <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?> <div> <?php $children = ...
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get_category_link() is returning nothing

<?php $categories=get_categories('taxonomy=galeriak'); foreach ($categories as $category) { ?> <li><a href="<?php echo get_category_link( $category->term_id ) ?>" ...
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Highlight current category, when using get_categories

I'm successfully using helgatheviking's answer from this post: Show children of top level category only See code below: // get the category object for the current category $thisCat = get_category( ...
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Display Image for a category using get_categories, or show an image from any child post

I am using get_categories to list the child categories of a parent category. I want to add an image to the child categories, using the get_categories output. I can either take the featured image ...
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How To Get WordPress Categories Link List?

I am trying to make a custom sitemap for my WordPress blogs categories. For that I added the below code in my functions.php file and when I save it, my Blog goes white. Nothing is showing up. I ...
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how to get value of wp_dropdown_categories

I am making a widget and I have used the wp_dropdown_categories() function in that widget. What I can't figure out is how to get the selected value from the dropdown. What variable is the selected ...
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display taxonomy slug from term ID

I'm trying to display the taxonomy slug from the term ID, thus my current code is like so: <?php $catinfo = get_category(array_pop(get_sub_field('sector_selector'))); ?> <?php print ...
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Show only first children level of current category?

I wish to display only first level of subcategories on current category page (if any). I tried this code: <?php $args=array( 'child_of' => $cat-id, ...
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Getting category before saving post

I am using the filter "wp_insert_post_data" to decide what to save to the database. I need to know which category has been picked before saving the post. How can I get to know the category that has ...
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Parent Category link to its sub categories on different page

I am creating a magazine style wordpress site. We have multiple issues which will be parent categories and these will have around 3-5 sub categories. Every quarter we will create a new issue with new ...
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Echoing Categories only if they're a child of a given category

I've got posts that I want to echo after the post content the categories only if they're a child of a given parent category. Example: Parent category: Goal Child categories of "Goal": brand ...
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List all categories in options

I used to use the following code to make the list of all categories: foreach($categories as $cat) { print '<label>'.$cat->name.'</label>'; print '<input type="text" ...
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wp_list_categories: get latest featured_image of category

I was thinking about a nicer way to display the categories in my sidebar. Instead of a plain list style, I'd like to have images / thumbnails show up as well. Currently I'm using the following: ...
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Exclude category by slug for for each loop

I am trying to exclude some categories from a for-loop. <?php $categories = get_categories(array('exclude' => 'apps, windows')); ?> <?php foreach ($categories as $category) : ?> ...
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Proper syntax or method for keeping url in modified isotope / category links

I'm setting up a project gallery using isotope jquery plugin for layout and filterability. I've seen examples of how to add a list of category links and modify them to filter on click, but... I want ...
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How to get all unique categories for posts in loop?

I'm looking to get a plain list of the unique categories in a custom loop (only categories for the posts in the loop). I've been fumbling with some code for a bit and here's what I've got: <?php ...
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How to display only subcategory

I have categories: -Parent category --Subcategory ---Grandcategory How i can display parent category and only subccategory(not display grandcategory). My args: $args = array( ...
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get_categories() for only CPT

On the site that I am working on I have Jobs as a custom post type and Locations as custom taxonomy. The Locations are used by Jobs, Posts, and other CPTs. I am working on a small filter for the ...
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How to call in Custom Post-Type Categories?

I have our portfolio page here: http://www.slarc.com/portfolio-view/central-control-building-east-texas/ The orange links below the project title are manually inserted on the page content. Is there a ...
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Category Foreach keeps looping?

I'm using the following code to acquire all the child categories of a category and displaying the child posts of the child categories. <?php $cats = get_categories( 'child_of='.get_query_var( ...
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List Sub-Categories of a Parent Category

I need to be able to list categories that are the sub-category of a specific category that is a sub-category of a primary category. So something like this: Print Categories where ParentCategory = ...
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Get subcategories with JSON API plugin

How to get subcategories with JSON API wordpress plugin? I see how to get categories, but what is the way to get categories with subcategories at the same time? How should I modify the existing code? ...
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get only sub category ID

i need to get only sub category ID. i already get sub category id but it coming with main category id too bellow is code <?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?> <option ...
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Trying to sort and display categories(not posts) by custom field: 'order'

I'm a WordPress rookie. I've added a custom field to my "Category" taxonomy. The custom field is "custom_order" and its purpose is to hold a number so that my categories can be sorted and displayed in ...
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Show category name and new articles and display page numbers. What function to use

Show category name and new articles and display page numbers. What function to use. Ex. cat name 1 -listcat1 1 update -listcat1 2 update -listcat1 3 update -listcat1 4 update cat name 2 ...
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get_categories listing foreach with children

My code for loop of categories <?php $categories = get_categories('hide_empty=1&exclude=1&orderby=slug&order=ASC'); foreach ($categories as $category) { echo '<li ...
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Creating a custom feed for categories that includes the first post's featured image

I'm needing a little help getting this figured out. I have a query that's not quite working right now, but I need it to create a custom feed that includes category information and then includes the ...
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How do I get the category slug from wp_dropdown_categories

This might be a newb question, but I'm not sure. I did wuite a bit of searching, but i can't find anything to answer my question... I am customizing a plugin I needed it to show a list of the ...
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Trying to add cat_ID to array for showing an image for specific Category

So OK....I might be way of but here goes. Im using a plugin that gives the post a Featured Image if its not set. So Im trying to make it that depending on in which category the post is in the Featured ...
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List posts in a category grouped by other categories?

I have posts of stores and restaurants in my area. Each post is marked by category of type (e.g. Restaurant, store) and town. What I am trying to do is create a page for each town (with intro text ...
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How to make multiple sections in home pulling posts category wise?

This question may look foolish to everyone or novice , but i am working on a theme . It will be basically a news publishing theme . Right now , In my home page all posts are showing one after ...
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Why is my 'list_terms_exclusions' filter function timing out? [closed]

Why is my function timing out? When the issue was first noticed I added wp_defer_term_counting('true') to delay that process but to no avail. /* Filter category from get_categories and ...
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User Defined order on get_categories?

Below is some basic code to call specficic categories to our front page post loop. It works fine, except my client wants the categories displayed in a particular order. I know there are other posts ...
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How to select posts from one category but exclude posts in another category?

I am trying to select posts that have category id 4 but exclude posts that also have category id 2 Here's what i'm trying $query = new WP_Query(array( "cat__in" => array(4), ...
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How to show more than 5 posts?

I am running code that shows child categories, and all posts in the child categories. But if there are more than 5 posts in a category, only the 5 newest are shown. How can I show all, or at least ...
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Get the category from an ID of a product?

I have the ID from a product (1345) how can i get the category name of that specific product? I try $post_categories = wp_get_post_categories( $post->ID ); print_r( $post_categories ); but it ...
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Limiting number of related posts

I'm trying to add a related posts section to the bottom of my single post views. It needs to grab the categories of the current post and show just 2 posts that match any of those categories. I'm ...
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Get only the top level categories using get_categories() without foreach loop

Very simple Question: Here is my get_categories() code: <?php $args = array( 'show_option_all' => '', 'show_option_none' => '', ...
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Categorie parents and childs displayed

I'm trying to create a menu directly hard-coded, basically I need to display the parent category and below its child categories, however I have to do this several times meaning something like this: ...
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Undefined property: stdClass::$id when retriving term ID

I have the following: foreach( $this_post_terms as $term ) : $thiscat = get_term_by( 'slug', $term->slug, 'categories_whatever' ); echo $thiscat->ID; endforeach; The last line throws an ...
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Difference between get_category, get_term_by and get_categories

get_category is returning null but using get term_by or get_categories() is not. Why? I have created term called categorycourses. I have a post related to coursecategory Lidköping (vardump1), ...
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Display current category title on category page

Using the following code in a category template, but instead of showing the current category page that I am on, it displays the first category of the first post. For example on Food category page it ...