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Getting Parent Category Name for a Sub Category

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  • devpatelx


    echo ( new \HivePress\Blocks\Part(
    					'path'    => 'listing-category/view/listing-category-item-count',
    					'context' => [ 'listing_category' => $listing_category ],
    			) )->render();
    <?php echo esc_html( $listing_category->get_name() ); ?>

    This code gives the name of the category/subcategory, but suppose I want to get the name of the parent category, then what should be done???
    Also, I am new to PHP, I don’t get what we are actually doing here, can you pls explain or give me some link where I can understand the above coding. This path and context above, I don’t get it, what is this.

    ihor developer

    If you mean outputting child category titles you can try getting an array of categories this way:


    Sorry, there’s no easy way to guide on PHP and customizations if you’re not familiar with coding, if customizations beyond the available features are required I recommend hiring a developer with WP experience


    Thanks Ihor.

    This thing – $listing_category->get_name(), outputs category/sub-category name. But how can I output name of parent category for a subcategory, Because if B is subcategory of A, then “$listing_category->get_name()”, outputs B only, I want to output A also with that. [A is parent category]

    ihor developer

    Please try using the parent category this way:


    Then you can get its name in the same way:

    if($parent_category) {
        echo $parent_category->get_name();

    I want to change this code to generate a parent category if exists [plugin template file] —-

    // Exit if accessed directly.
    defined( 'ABSPATH' ) || exit;
    if ( $listing->get_categories__id() ) :
    	<div class="hp-listing__categories hp-listing__category">
    		<?php foreach ( $listing->get_categories() as $category ) : ?>
    			<a>router->get_url( 'listing_category_view_page', [ 'listing_category_id' => $category->get_id() ] ) ); ?>"><?php
    			$current_cat = esc_html( $category->get_name() );
    			echo $current_cat;
    		<?php endforeach; ?>
    ihor developer

    Please try using this function to get all the parents for a category You can get the category IDs this way:


    The category taxonomy is hp_listing_category.

    Hope this helps.

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