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get_cat_name() WP 1.0

Retrieve the name of a category from its ID.

Works based on: get_term()

No Hooks.


String. Category name, or an empty string if the category doesn't exist.


get_cat_name( $cat_id );
$cat_id(int) (required)
Category ID.


Since 1.0.0 Introduced.

Code of get_cat_name() WP 5.7.1

function get_cat_name( $cat_id ) {
	$cat_id   = (int) $cat_id;
	$category = get_term( $cat_id, 'category' );

	if ( ! $category || is_wp_error( $category ) ) {
		return '';

	return $category->name;

From category: Categories

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