I need to figure out how to get post category as a string and link, both separate from each other. So the return would be something like:


however both should be separate, because I need to put them in different parts of my markup.


First you have to find the category ID, which can be done easily with the function get_the_category().

To get the slug, use: $catID = get_the_category(); $catSlug = $catID->slug.

To get the link: $catLink = get_category_link($catID).

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