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the_category › WordPress Function

the_category ( $separator = '', $parents = '', $post_id = false )
Parameters: (3)
  • (string) $separator Optional. Separator between the categories. By default, the links are placed in an unordered list. An empty string will result in the default behavior.
    Required: No
    Default: (empty)
  • (string) $parents Optional. How to display the parents. Accepts 'multiple', 'single', or empty. Default empty string.
    Required: No
    Default: (empty)
  • (int) $post_id Optional. ID of the post to retrieve categories for. Defaults to the current post.
    Required: No
    Default: false
Defined at:

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


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