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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

$category = get_the_category($post->post_ID); 

$category[0]->cat_name; // I want to display only the first category

do the job, but can't find how to display the link to the category. Tried to use get_category_link($post->post_ID) but no changes, the link still redirects to the current page. The goal is to redirect to category archive.

Appreciate any help.

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If you can add your code, It may help for everyone. By reading you question. By default normally that get_category_link is have to work. Just use global $post before your loop. If is not work. What you have to do is.

  1. Grab the category id using your @category variable. (you can use print_r($category); or var_dump($category); after your code $category = get_the_category($post->post_ID);)

  2. Then use get_category_link(pass your grabbed category id)

I'm sure it will work.

For more info. Read this CODEX

  • I am happy. This is work for you. Please can you vote up. :-D – yeshansachithak Apr 16 '14 at 9:37

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