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Display category name in WordPress

Here are two snippets for displaying the category name and displaying the category link in WordPress.

To display the name of the first category:

<?php $cat = get_the_category(); echo $cat[0]->cat_name; ?>

0 displays the first category, so 1 will display the second category, 2 will display the third category, and so on.

To display a list of links to each category:

<?php the_category(', '); ?>

The comma ', ' serves as a separator when the post is included in more than one category.

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