get_categories

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Retrieves a list of category objects.


Description Description

If you set the ‘taxonomy’ argument to ‘link_category’, the link categories will be returned instead.

See also See also


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Parameters Parameters

$args

(string|array) (Optional) Arguments to retrieve categories. See get_terms() for additional options.

  • ‘taxonomy’
    (string) Taxonomy to retrieve terms for. Default ‘category’.

 

Default value: ”


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Return Return

(array) List of category objects.


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/category.php

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function get_categories( $args = '' ) {
    $defaults = array( 'taxonomy' => 'category' );
    $args     = wp_parse_args( $args, $defaults );
 
    /**
     * Filters the taxonomy used to retrieve terms when calling get_categories().
     *
     * @since 2.7.0
     *
     * @param string $taxonomy Taxonomy to retrieve terms from.
     * @param array  $args     An array of arguments. See get_terms().
     */
    $args['taxonomy'] = apply_filters( 'get_categories_taxonomy', $args['taxonomy'], $args );
 
    // Back compat.
    if ( isset( $args['type'] ) && 'link' === $args['type'] ) {
        _deprecated_argument(
            __FUNCTION__,
            '3.0.0',
            sprintf(
                /* translators: 1: "type => link", 2: "taxonomy => link_category" */
                __( '%1$s is deprecated. Use %2$s instead.' ),
                '<code>type => link</code>',
                '<code>taxonomy => link_category</code>'
            )
        );
        $args['taxonomy'] = 'link_category';
    }
 
    $categories = get_terms( $args );
 
    if ( is_wp_error( $categories ) ) {
        $categories = array();
    } else {
        $categories = (array) $categories;
        foreach ( array_keys( $categories ) as $k ) {
            _make_cat_compat( $categories[ $k ] );
        }
    }
 
    return $categories;
}


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Changelog Changelog

Changelog
VersionDescription
2.1.0Introduced.

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