function the_category_head($before='', $after='') {}

Print category with optional text before and after.


  • string $before
  • string $after

Source code

function the_category_head($before='', $after='') {

	global $currentcat, $previouscat;

	_deprecated_function( __FUNCTION__, '0.71', 'get_the_category_by_ID()' );

	// Grab the first cat in the list.

	$categories = get_the_category();

	$currentcat = $categories[0]->category_id;

	if ( $currentcat != $previouscat ) {

		echo $before;

		echo get_the_category_by_ID($currentcat);

		echo $after;

		$previouscat = $currentcat;




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