get_the_category ( int $id = false ) retrieves post categories. It can be used outside The Loop by passing a post id as the parameter.

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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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How to add classes to images based on their categories?

I need to be able to: 1.) assign categories to images and 2.) add classes to all images that correspond to their assigned categories. I was able to add categories to images with the following: ...
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Change role after the user has read all the posts in a category

I'm creating a platform with "X" categories and "X" roles with the same name to each category. I would like to know how to change the user's role after they have read all the posts in a category. ...
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Display recent posts from the same category as current post in sidebar

I'm using a modified version of Twenty Twelve and I'm trying to display recent posts from the same category as the current post (except the current post) in the sidebar. I started this way but ...
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Test if post has a category

I need to display some HTML only if the post being displayed has a category - not a specific category, just any category at all. I tried if (!is_empty(get_the_category($post->ID))), but for some ...
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Get a variable from object in array [closed]

I'm trying to echo get_the_category($id)[0]->slug and this works on localhost but not on the server. The error is Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '['.... Is there a workaround?
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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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How can I get archives for specific category without category_base in the url?

I'm using this code to get archives for a specific category: function extend_date_archives_add_rewrite_rules($wp_rewrite){ $rules = array(); $structures = array( ...
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Get posts with at least one category in common with current post?

In single.php : I want to get all posts with at least one category in common with the current post. I tried reading through the wordpress codex documentation but I found it rather confusing (I'm ...
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Add classname to the_category() function?

is it possible to use add_filter or something similar to add the slug of the category as classname to the the_category() function? Right now when using the_category() the output looks like this … ...
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How to add a rel attribute to images that contains their categories?

I've added categories to images, so that I can use them to filter images within a portfolio page. Now I'm thinking I need to add the rel attribute to each image that contains its assigned categories. ...
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Add body class of category parent

I am not a coder, but I usually get by with Wordpress by doing my research and find my solution. I can't find what I need to do this time so I have attempted to crib together some code - what I am ...
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Add Class While on Current Post; wp_list_categories

The code below produces a sub-menu of child categories of the currently active parent category. This code also produces the child categories of the top parent category while viewing child categories ...
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Is it possible to change any of the HTML/URL returned from the_category()

I've found this is on of my theme files: <?php the_category( ' ' ) ?> Ideally I'd like to wrap the whole thing in a function and replace some of the URL's being output, but I don't seem to be ...
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Get the number of posts in a named category, outside the loop

I've managed to do this from a single.php file, inside the loop, but now I need to do it from another page. I need to find out how many live posts are in category named every story (slug is ...
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Insert <ul> Into Sub-child Menu

This code displays a list of child categories of the parent category while a user is on a child category or single post. The styling around this list is displaying even when a list isn't being ...
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JSON API plugin, Get posts by category return no post

Im trying to get the posts by category. using this URL: /api/core/get_category_posts/?slug=cat2 But responding this: ...
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Apply different Class for each element in a foreach()

sorry for the silly question, but I am really lost. I want to apply the following CSS to the even elements of my foreach. CSS .blogArticles a { float: left; max-width: 250px; width: 25%; ...
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Display post X of Y in category

I am trying to display a post number (X) on each single.php, based on what number that post is in it's category, followed by the total number of posts (Y) in the category. So if there is 10 posts in ...
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Using wp_list_categories like the the_category (showing just current categories of a post)

fromi'm using wp_list_categories to get an unordered list with headlines (on single.php inside the post-loop): <ul><?php wp_list_categories('title_li=0');?></ul> the thing is: i ...
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Get only one of the current categories

On post pages Im using the below code to display links to other posts from the current category. My problem is when the current post is in more than 1 category it will display posts from the first ...
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How to get custom posts sub category link

I'm trying to echo custom posts sub category link as a view more option.For the last week, i am trying to do that, but i just can't find the right way. I've tried, category links, terms, with args, ...
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List only child categories within posts

I am using the_category() to display categories in my posts that are also filed in child-categories. Unfortunately this also displays the parent category which i would love to hide. Is there a way to ...
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Why is get_the_category() saying that I have two categories?

My post has only one category. The following code: $categories = get_the_category(); gives me this result: Array ( [0] => stdClass Object ( [term_id] => 22 ...
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Need help “sanitizing” a custom function that pulls category slug into body class

Not sure if "sanitizing" is really the correct phrase to use for this but it was the best one I could think of...anyways, here is the problem: My function works great like so... // add category id ...
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Related content based on category name

I'd like to modify the code below so it grabs the data based on the category the post is in and 'only' that category, not children categories, not other categories, only the category of the current ...
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Display post category in foreach loop

I am trying to display post category in a foreach loop. I have all the elements displaying properly except for the category. Here is my function: function my_get_display_author_posts() { global ...
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get parent category only

Thanks to wordpress.org, the snippet below will display a list child categories link only for each respective post if there's a child category for them. <?php foreach((get_the_category()) as ...
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Single.php category entries not showing right colours

I am trying to implement a way of having different colours for different categories in single.php. So, I have created a colour Picker field with Advanced Custom Fields and this field shows on each ...
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Get all categories post is not in

I am trying to get a list of all categories that the current post is not in. I made it this far... $categories = get_the_category( $post_id ); $nocats = get_terms('category', array('exclude' => ...
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Output the text before category

I need to output the text before the_category. In result, it should be something like Posted on September 20, 2014 IN MyCategory Here I use the_time('F j, Y') and start from here I use ...
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Exclude one category from get_the_term_list

I want to exclude one of the categories from my posts, which will always be the same, named "documentaires" and with the ID 20. Here is the code : <?php echo get_the_term_list( get_the_ID(), ...
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get_the_category listing in hierarchial order

Hello at the moment I'm wondering how I would be able to make this work to post in Hierarchical order within the post loop. <?php foreach ((get_the_category()) as $childcat) { ...
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List recent posts with link to first category

I'm looking to get a list of the recent 4 posts and with it a link the the first (and only) category that the post is in. $args = array( 'numberposts' => '4', 'offset' => '0' ...
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Unable to differentiate between two categories under custom post type on single.php

I have created A custom post type as mentioned in my older question When I try to use get_the_category() function to retrieve the category of the post(if it is symphony or noir). It returns "Array". ...
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the_category() tag not styling HTML or CSS

I am having problems getting my the_category() template tag to style accordingly with the rest of my theme. I believe this is because the HTML isn't output the same way as the the_author() and ...
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Exclude category from get_the_category

I want to exclude a specific category from the loop, here's what I tried: Original code: // auto posts by cat if( $bawmrp_options['auto_posts'] == 'cat' || $bawmrp_options['auto_posts'] == ...
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Can't get Category link inside get_posts

I created a simple function to display the latest posts. Inside the function there is a conditional to display the post category. I found that to display the category name, using $category = ...
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Category Page Template - Can't get category ID

I am creating a category template that uses WP_query to get posts from my custom post type... <?php $query = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => array( 'mycpt' ), 'posts_per_page' => 5 ) ); ...
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How to exclude specific category from the get_the_category(); array

In my loop I've added: <?php $categories = get_the_category(); $separator = ' '; $output = ''; if($categories){ foreach($categories as $category) { $output .= '<span ...
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Get only X number of categories

How can i get only x number of categories using the_category. I triesd a few thing but none worked. I dont want to use get_the_category
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get_the_category_list open in parent window

I'm opening my posts in an iframe, and I'm using get_the_category_list to list post's categories. The problem is that when a user clicks on the category link, it opens in the iframe. How can I set the ...
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Finding and removing duplicates within WP Arrays

I'm looking to see if it's possible to find and remove duplicates from the arrays generated below. I've tried array_unique array_merge and they haven't worked. $category = get_the_category(); $tags ...
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Get 1st parent category id from post

I have this structure for my categories: Issue 4 - News - Supporting our troops - Breaking news <?php $category = get_the_category(); $parent = ...
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How to correctly display category's slug as a class?

I want to display category's slug as a class. I try to code and put this into functions.php add_filter('the_category', 'my_custom_get_the_category_list'); function ...
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Compare current post Category in select menu

i have done this many times but not via a form so i am getting a weird issues when trying to assign a "selected" based on the current post term id... Maybe the use of get_the_category and then ...
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Outside the loop Category name with link

I want to display the category Name by using category ID with link to category page (out side the loop). here is my code... <a href="<?php get_category_link('23'); ?>"><?php echo ...
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loop inside a loop : search for posts in the same category

Could someone tell me how i could make this work? i have a loop, and i would like to create another loop to find the other posts from the same category : but this does not work : <?php while ( ...
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Subcategory is displayed before Parent Category

I'm current using the following code to echo the categories of my post : <?php foreach((get_the_category()) as $category) { echo $category->cat_name . ' '; } ?> So, for example, I have ...
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get_the_categories() but exclude children of “Uncategorized”

In this function, I need to exclude any categories from $categories which are children of "Uncategorized". function get_cats(){ $post_cats= array(); $categories = get_the_category(); ...