When displaying a category how can I tell what category it is? Say I'm on http://www.example.com/category/quotes, how can I get quotes aside from parsing the URL? I tried get_the_category() but it returns an array of all the categories of the first post shown in the page.


This should get you category object with ID, slug and rest of info:

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You can get the category name with:


Reference: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/single_cat_title

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  • thanks for pointing me to that function, unfortunately I can only accept one answer and I picked Rarst's as I can make good use of the extra info returned by that method – Matteo Riva Nov 3 '10 at 7:49
  • No problem! You are welcome. – sorich87 Nov 3 '10 at 8:34

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