[wp-hackers] Obtaining category id from new permalinks system
Denis de Bernardy
denis at semiologic.com
Tue Jan 3 16:53:35 GMT 2006
This thingy was discussed a little earlier in the list. Could be what you're
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> [mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of
> Aaron Brazell
> Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 5:46 PM
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> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Obtaining category id from new
> permalinks system
> On 1/3/06, Rob Schumann <robs_wph at rs-tc.com> wrote:
> I need to be able to obtain the id of the requested category
> when permalinks are enabled.
> The method used under WP1.5.* no longer works and I cannot
> find any hint as to where to look for the information under
> So, any pointers as to where this, and other information
> transmitted via permalinks would be very gratefully
> Untested, but you could add something like this to a plugin..
> function get_category_by_name($catname)
> global $wpdb;
> return $wpdb->get_var("SELECT cat_ID FROM
> ".$wpdb->categories." WHERE category_nicename =
> If you want more than just the ID, you can do that by
> changing the query.
> That what you're looking for?
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