get_category_by_slug( string $slug )

Retrieves a category object by category slug.

Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) The category slug.

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Return Return

(object|false) Category data object on success, false if not found.

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Same is achieved by:
get_term_by('slug', $slug, 'category');

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/category.php

function get_category_by_slug( $slug ) {
	$category = get_term_by( 'slug', $slug, 'category' );

	if ( $category ) {
		_make_cat_compat( $category );

	return $category;

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Version Description
2.3.0 Introduced.

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