get_cat_ID( string $cat_name )

Retrieve the ID of a category from its name.


Parameters Parameters

$cat_name

(string) (Required) Category name.


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Return Return

(int) 0, if failure and ID of category on success.



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Source Source

File: wp-includes/category.php

function get_cat_ID( $cat_name ) { // phpcs:ignore WordPress.NamingConventions.ValidFunctionName.FunctionNameInvalid
	$cat = get_term_by( 'name', $cat_name, 'category' );
	if ( $cat ) {
		return $cat->term_id;
	}
	return 0;
}

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Version Description
1.0.0 Introduced.

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