In WordPress, categories are used to organize and group related posts together. Retrieving the name of a category and displaying its corresponding posts can be useful for creating a dynamic and organized website. In this article, we will look at how to use the
the_content() functions in WordPress to achieve this.
Using the below code get the category name
<?php echo get_cat_name(category ID here) ?>
<?php echo get_cat_name(3);?>
<?php while(have_posts()): the_post();?>
In this example, we are using the
query_posts() function to retrieve posts from a specific category with the ID of 3. This function is used to modify the main query that WordPress uses to display posts on the website. By passing in the parameter “cat=3”, we are telling WordPress to only display posts that belong to the category with an ID of 3.
Next, we are using the
get_cat_name() function to retrieve the name of the category with an ID of 3. This function takes in one parameter, which is the ID of the category for which you want to retrieve the name. In this case, we are passing in the ID of 3, which corresponds to the category we queried in the previous step.
After that, we are using a while loop,
while(have_posts()): the_post();, to iterate through all the posts in the category and display their contents using the
By using the
query_posts() function to retrieve posts from a specific category, and the
get_cat_name() function to retrieve the name of that category, we can create a dynamic and organized website.