has_category( string|int|array $category = '', int|object $post = null )

Checks if the current post has any of given category.

Description Description

The given categories are checked against the post’s categories’ term_ids, names and slugs. Categories given as integers will only be checked against the post’s categories’ term_ids.

If no categories are given, determines if post has any categories.

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Parameters Parameters


(string|int|array) (Optional) The category name/term_id/slug, or an array of them to check for.

Default value: ''


(int|object) (Optional) Post to check instead of the current post.

Default value: null

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Return Return

(bool) True if the current post has any of the given categories (or any category, if no category specified). False otherwise.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/category-template.php

function has_category( $category = '', $post = null ) {
	return has_term( $category, 'category', $post );

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Changelog Changelog

Version Description
3.1.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by Mithun Raval

    The current post has set the categories that time this function will return true.
    if you want to check specific category is set for this post.

    if (has_category('Category_name',$post->ID))

    If you want to use it in The Loop, you don’t need to specify the ID.

    if (has_category('Category_name'))

    Check multiple category:

    if(has_category(array('category_name_1', 'category_name_2')))

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