the_category_head()WP 0.71

Deprecated from version 0.7. It is no longer supported and can be removed in future releases. Use get_the_category_by_ID() instead.

Prints a category with optional text before and after.

No Hooks.

Return

null. Nothing.

Usage

the_category_head( $before, $after );
$before(string)
Text to display before the category.
Default: ''
$after(string)
Text to display after the category.
Default: ''

Notes

Changelog

Since 0.71 Introduced.
Deprecated Since 0.71 Use get_the_category_by_ID()

Code of the_category_head() WP 6.0

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;
	}
}