single_cat_title( string $prefix = '', bool $display = true )

Display or retrieve page title for category archive.

Description Description

Useful for category template files for displaying the category page title. The prefix does not automatically place a space between the prefix, so if there should be a space, the parameter value will need to have it at the end.

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Parameters Parameters


(string) (Optional) What to display before the title.

Default value: ''


(bool) (Optional) Whether to display or retrieve title.

Default value: true

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Return Return

(string|void) Title when retrieving.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/general-template.php

function single_cat_title( $prefix = '', $display = true ) {
	return single_term_title( $prefix, $display );

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Version Description
0.71 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by Codex

    This example displays the text “Currently browsing ” followed by the category title.

    <p><?php single_cat_title('Currently browsing '); ?>.</p>


    Currently browsing WordPress.

    This example assigns the current category title to the variable $current_category for use in PHP.

    <?php $current_category = single_cat_title("", false); ?>
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    Contributed by Md Parvej Ansari

    Example: If you want to remove “Category:” in title from category pages just copy and paste in function.php.

    function wporg_remove_category_title( $title ) {
        if ( is_category() ) {
            $title = single_cat_title( '', false );
        return $title;
    add_filter( 'remove_the_archive_title', 'wporg_remove_category_title' );

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