function get_the_category( $id = false ) {}

Retrieve post categories.


  • int $id: Optional, default to current post ID. The post ID.

Defined filters

  • get_the_categories
    apply_filters( 'get_the_categories', $categories )

Source code

function get_the_category( $id = false ) {

	$categories = get_the_terms( $id, 'category' );

	if ( ! $categories )

		$categories = array();

	$categories = array_values( $categories );

	foreach ( array_keys( $categories ) as $key ) {

		_make_cat_compat( $categories[$key] );


	// Filter name is plural because we return alot of categories (possibly more than #13237) not just one

	return apply_filters( 'get_the_categories', $categories );



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