I am in a category.php, and I have to write the category name outside of the Loop. The category name needs to be pulled dynamically through PHP.

<p>You are browsing <?php get_the_category  ?> articles.</p>

I tried the above one, but it didn't work. Whats the fix?


You're looking for single_cat_title().

  • what it is it equivalent for a tag: single_cat_title();? – The WP Intermediate Oct 2 '17 at 12:33
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    WP functions are generally quite consistently named, so for tags you'd want single_tag_title(). For generic terms you'd be looking for single_term_title(). – Chris Cox Oct 2 '17 at 12:36

I have to admit that I am not fully understanding your question. Would you want to write a plugin with a widget to accomplish your task? *What are you trying to do?

Usually I find that if I need to loop outside the loop, that I have to define which categories apply and which do not, usually for me another loop that is outside the Wordpress default loop. I am working with an example of article loops and I hope to update this answer before it is fully complete.

For those voting - please wait until I have a complete answer available before voting. I hope to take the updates to the question and update the answer accordingly.

Thank you for asking your question.

  • sir, please read the question it has all the requisite details. A simple one in deed. – The WP Intermediate Oct 2 '17 at 10:07
  • slightly updated the questions. – The WP Intermediate Oct 2 '17 at 10:13
  • I am using a custom-field and I need to similarly cycle among those on the particular wordpress page where the widget is located (using also the [widgets_on_pages] plugin to place my widget nicely centered on the page. My current example is at: shalomisrael.org/news/new-york-business-review I need to loop through the defined custom fields on each page. Perhaps this is similar to what the question author is asking, so I appreciate additional detail. – Stephen Elliott Oct 2 '17 at 10:13
  • It looks like you are spamming and trying to make backlinks. Please avoid spamming. – The WP Intermediate Oct 2 '17 at 10:15
  • Could you provide a link to your full source so I can understand it? I am not trying to back list links as I am working on this right now, and the question seems similar. If you post a link on your web-hosting that would be appreciated, or even here! – Stephen Elliott Oct 2 '17 at 10:17

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