Category: PHP

How to get category ID from category name in WordPress?

By default WordPress having an function called get_cat_ID() to retrieve get category ID from category name. Please check the below sample code for how to get category ID from category name in WordPress. Replace ‘Category Name’ with your category name.

$categoryID = get_cat_ID('Category Name');

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How to get count of posts in a particular category?

You can get get count of posts in a particular category by using below code. Before use please replace “CUSTOM_POST_TYPE” and “CUSTOM_TAXONOMY” with your post type and taxonomy.

$the_query = new WP_Query( array(
    'post_type' => 'CUSTOM_POST_TYPE',
    'tax_query' => array(
        array(
            'taxonomy' => 'CUSTOM_TAXONOMY',
            'field' => 'id',
            'terms' => TERM_ID
        )
    )
) );
$count = $the_query->found_posts;

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