get_cat_ID( string $cat_name )

Retrieves the ID of a category from its name.

Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) Category name.

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Return Return

(int) Category ID on success, 0 if the category doesn't exist.

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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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