the_category ( $separator = '', $parents = '', $post_id = false )

  • (string) $separator Optional. Separator between the categories. By default, the links are placed in an unordered list. An empty string will result in the default behavior.
  • (string) $parents Optional. How to display the parents.
  • (int) $post_id Optional. Post ID to retrieve categories.
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Display category list for a post in either HTML list or custom format.

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the_category_id, get_the_category, the_category_rss, get_category, has_category

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