How can I get the product category's URL Key?

I can get the category name by $category->getName() but it does not work if I use this $category->getURLKey(),

$categories = $_product->getCategoryCollection()

foreach($categories as $category) {
    $productCategoryName = $category->getName();

Return null

Any ideas?


1 Answer 1


Try this:

$categories = $_product->getCategoryCollection()

Then in your loop try using getUrl() method.

  • thanks but it return the hittp url, such as http://localhost/mystore/bin/app/magento/en/wine/ instead of wine.
    – Run
    Jul 2, 2014 at 21:59
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    I did it with ->addAttributeToSelect('url_key') and then $category->getUrlKey() then i get wine for instance. thanks!
    – Run
    Jul 2, 2014 at 22:01
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    Ah sorry, I read it wrong. Thought you needed a complete URL, not just URL key.
    – user487772
    Jul 2, 2014 at 22:03
  • No worries. You have given me a very good hint for doing that! :-)
    – Run
    Jul 2, 2014 at 22:14

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