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Outputting Just The Category Name Using  Exisiting Function

Posted on 2007-04-04
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I'm new to PHP (from ColdFusion) and am looking to output JUST the Category within a modified template design.  Is there a function I can use to do that?  the_category() returns the category name with the built in link to the catgeory.  I just need the category name outputted.

If there is no function, can someone help me write one?

500 points to the person who can help me learn a little about PHP and WordPress.

Thanks.

Phil
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by:SiriusPhil
ID: 18852651
By The Way... I'm running WordPress 2.1.
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Chris Gralike earned 2000 total points
ID: 18853473
Can you give us an example of the function you are trying to alter?

I dont know much about wordpress so i downloaded it and located the file wich contains the functions. The question now is, wich one do you use in the template?

function get_category_children($id, $before = '/', $after = '') {
}

function get_category_link($category_id) {
}

function get_category_parents($id, $link = FALSE, $separator = '/', $nicename = FALSE){
}

function get_the_category($id = false) {
}

function get_the_category_by_ID($cat_ID) {
}

function get_the_category_list($separator = '', $parents='') {
}

function in_category($category) { // Check if the current post is in the given category
}

function the_category($separator = '', $parents='') {
}

function category_description($category = 0) {
}

function wp_dropdown_categories($args = '') {
}

function wp_list_categories($args = '') {
}

Next it could be nice for the developers here to see the complete code of the function in question. You can find the file in,
wordpress\wp-includes\catagory-template.php

(Be mindfull most include classes that add functionality to the functions displayed in that file)

-regards,
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by:Chris Gralike
ID: 18853483
ps the get_the_catagory(); function is the following

function get_the_category($id = false) {
global $post, $category_cache, $blog_id;

      $id = (int) $id;
      if ( !$id )
            $id = (int) $post->ID;

      if ( !isset($category_cache[$blog_id][$id]) )
            update_post_category_cache($id);

      $categories = $category_cache[$blog_id][$id];

      if ( !empty($categories) )
            sort($categories);
      else
            $categories = array();

      return $categories;
}

-Regards,
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