How do i go about making the code only show one category?

  $categories = get_the_category();
  foreach($categories as $key => $category) {
    $url = get_term_link((int)$category->term_id,'category');
    $categories[$key] =
      "<dt><h1>{$category->name}</h1> </dt>" .
  echo "<dl>\n" . implode("\n",$categories) . "\n</dl>";

The Reason why am asking is that I have two category(s) on some of the posts but i only want to show one of them. Is there way to add it to the code above so it only shows one thanks.

  • As long as you are looping trough all the categories you are getting them all, so don't do that or skip after the first run. – Nicolai Jun 5 '14 at 11:53
  • Well it will only show the number of category that the post has it wont show all. But i only wanted it to only show one specific one. – H3r0k0 Jun 5 '14 at 11:55
  • are you sure it won't show all humanly possible and thinkable categories? of course I'm kidding here.. ;) – Nicolai Jun 5 '14 at 12:01
  • Sure, my pleasure. – Nicolai Jun 5 '14 at 12:05

Thank you for your question.

Try using the following code.

  $categories = get_the_category();
  if($categories[0]) {
    $url = get_term_link((int)$categories[0]->term_id,'category');
    $temp = "<dt><h1>{$categories[0]->name}</h1> </dt><dd>{$categories[0]->category_description}</dd>";
      echo "<dl>\n" . $temp . "\n</dl>";

Best Regards,

Vinod Dalvi

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  • Thanks. This is what i was looking for cheers. Thank you. – H3r0k0 Jun 5 '14 at 11:59
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    @H3r0k0 You are most welcome and feel free to ask question if you face any. Don't forget to accept answer if it works for you :) – Vinod Dalvi Jun 5 '14 at 12:01

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