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wp_create_category( int|string $cat_name, int $parent )

Add a new category to the database if it does not already exist.

Description

Parameters

$cat_name

(int|string) (Required)

$parent

(int) (Required)

Return

(int|WP_Error)

Source

File: wp-admin/includes/taxonomy.php

function wp_create_category( $cat_name, $parent = 0 ) {
	if ( $id = category_exists( $cat_name, $parent ) ) {
		return $id;
	}

	return wp_insert_category(
		array(
			'cat_name'        => $cat_name,
			'category_parent' => $parent,
		)
	);
}

Changelog

Version Description
2.0.0 Introduced.

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Licensed under the GNU GPLv2+ License.
https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/wp_create_category