the_category( string $separator = '', string $parents = '', int $post_id = false )

Display category list for a post in either HTML list or custom format.


Description Description


Parameters Parameters

$separator

(string) (Optional) Separator between the categories. By default, the links are placed in an unordered list. An empty string will result in the default behavior.

Default value: ''

$parents

(string) (Optional) How to display the parents.

Default value: ''

$post_id

(int) (Optional) Post ID to retrieve categories.

Default value: false


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/category-template.php

function the_category( $separator = '', $parents = '', $post_id = false ) {
	echo get_the_category_list( $separator, $parents, $post_id );
}

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Changelog
Version Description
0.71 Introduced.


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    Contributed by oliverdrummond

    $parents
     ▪ ‘multiple’ – Display separate links to parent and child categories, exhibiting “parent/child” relationship. (Exhibiting the parents and child with links pointing for both)
     ▪ ‘single’ – Display link to child category only, with link text exhibiting “parent/child” relationship. (Exhibiting the parents and child but the link points only to the child category)

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