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How to get product category from id

I'd like to display the category for a given product on its product page.

If I use product_category() I need to pass in the path but my product query returns the category ids.

What's the best way to get the path from the id?


Mark Smith

Mark Smith 0 points

  • 2 years ago
Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

my product query returns the category ids

Which query is that? Can you show us what you're doing?

I have a product detail page where I output my product using:-

perch_shop_product(perch_get('slug'), ['template' => 'products/product_display.html']);

I then included the <perch:showall /> tag in my product_display.html template and searched through for anything related to categories. I see an array called category which I think includes the ids of the categories attached to this product.

If I wanted to output the title or link for this category I don't know how to without using product_category() because I only have the id, not the slug.

Hussein Al Hammad

Hussein Al Hammad 105 points
Registered Developer

Hello Mark,

Are you trying to display the categories inside the product_display.html template? If so, you can use perch:categories tags to do so:

<perch:categories id="category" set="products" label="Category">
    <perch:category id="catTitle" />

Thanks Hussein, that's working for me.

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Drew McLellan

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