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I'm using Magento 1.9. I would like to get the current category of products in app/design/frontend/xxxx/xxxx/template/catalog/layer/view.phtml file. I've already tried Mage::registry('current_category') and Mage::getSingleton('catalog/layer')->getCurrentCategory() for getting current category. I'm not getting any results from that. thanks in advance

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Current Category's ID

<?php echo Mage::registry('current_category')->getId();?>

Current Category's Name

<?php echo Mage::registry('current_category')->getName();?>

Current Category's Parent's Id

<?php echo Mage::registry('current_category')->getParentId();?>
  • Glad to be of service. You could accept and upvote if you please – Yiorgos Moschovitis Jun 3 '16 at 7:10
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<?php 
     $currentCat = Mage::registry('current_category'); 
     if (isset($currentCat) ) { 
         $exp = explode("/", $currentCat->getPath());
     } else { 
         $exp = explode("/", '/1/0/10');
     }
 ?>

then example if you want to use it in body class for css modifications design:

<body class="cat-<?php echo $exp[2];?>
  • thank you..I tried your code, but i'm always getting the value "0" from $exp[2] for all categories – PhpFan Jun 3 '16 at 4:09
  • did you try modifying the number, example [1] ? im sharing you a code Im using. in this case, exp[2] displays the subcategory 2, eg: root_catalog/computers – s_h Jun 3 '16 at 5:08
  • and if you echo <?php echo $currentCat = Mage::registry('current_category'); ?> only? – s_h Jun 3 '16 at 5:10
  • yes i tried all those. its only executing the else part and giving results like 1 or 0. Also tried echoing $currentCat = Mage::registry('current_category'); and nothing come up – PhpFan Jun 3 '16 at 5:22
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you can get the category id from product name or id by loading model of product.

    $catCollection = $_product->getCategoryCollection();
    foreach($catCollection as $cat){
      print_r($cat->getData());
      //echo $cat->getName();
      //echo $cat->getUrl();
    }

Another Way,
$_product= Mage::getModel('catalog/product');
$catIds = $_product->getCategoryIds();

After that you can get the categories by accessing $catIds array such as $catIds[0], $catIds[1] etc.

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