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I am very new to wordpress development, please help me out in getting post's category name and its url.

I have tried get_the_category() function but it didn't helped me. Following it the code snippet:

     <div class="post-meta-categories"><i class="fa fa-tags"></i> <?php get_the_category(); >
</div>
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To understand why get_the_category(); didn't work we have to take a closer look at the Codex page for that function. More specifically, what that function returns.

(array) Array of WP_Term objects, one for each category assigned to the post.

You tried to print an Array to HTML, which is why it didn't work.

Instead, take a look at the get_the_category_list() function as seen on the Codex, which says:

Retrieve category list in either HTML list or custom format.

You also forgot to end your php snippet with a ?>. So to wrap it all up...

<div class="post-meta-categories"><i class="fa fa-tags"></i> <?php echo get_the_category_list(','); ?></div>

Which returns a list of comma separated post categories with clickable links.

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