Display the top level category in WordPress

By Tim Priebe on July 16, 2009

By Tim Priebe on July 16, 2009

The is just a quick WordPress code snippet for those WordPress programmers or code dabblers out there.

Recently we needed a page in WordPress to display the top parent page title rather than the current page’s title as the heading on the page. Here’s the code we used to accomplish that:

$currPost = $post;
while ($currPost->post_parent) {
  $currPost = $currPost->post_parent;
$title = get_the_title($currPost);

<h2>[ <?php echo $title; ?> ]</h2>

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