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WordPress – Function to get parent category id

Parent Category id of a post can be retrieved by using the following function

Place the above code in function.php in your theme folder or place in the function.php in wp-include folder (to use the function in any theme).

From any of the page simply call the function an get the parent category id in a variable, like this

Now you have the parent category id in $parent_catid variable

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