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

Display category list for a post in either HTML list or custom format.

Description

Parameters

$separator

(string) (Optional) Separator between the categories. By default, the links are placed in an unordered list. An empty string will result in the default behavior.

Default value: ''

$parents

(string) (Optional) How to display the parents.

Default value: ''

$post_id

(int) (Optional) Post ID to retrieve categories.

Default value: false

Source

File: wp-includes/category-template.php

function the_category( $separator = '', $parents = '', $post_id = false ) {
	echo get_the_category_list( $separator, $parents, $post_id );
}

Changelog

Version Description
0.71 Introduced.

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https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/the_category