RonnieT RonnieT - 3 months ago 7
PHP Question

Get current category ID of the active page

Looking to pull the category ID of a specific page in WordPress that is listing all posts using that specific category. Tried the below but not working. I am able to get the category name using

single_term_title
.

$category = single_term_title("", false);
$catid = get_cat_ID( $category );


$category
is displaying "Entertainment" for example. But I also need the ID of "Entertainment". How would I go about this?

Answer

You can try using get_the_category():

$categories = get_the_category();
$category_id = $categories[0]->cat_ID;
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