function get_cat_ID( $cat_name='General' ) {}

Retrieve the ID of a category from its name.


  • string $cat_name: Optional. Default is ‘General’ and can be any category name.

Return values

returns:0, if failure and ID of category on success.

Source code

function get_cat_ID( $cat_name='General' ) {

	$cat = get_term_by( 'name', $cat_name, 'category' );

	if ( $cat )

		return $cat->term_id;

	return 0;



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