Forgive the simplicity of this question but I am in the early stages of my first Craft implementation.

My simple question is: how do I display a category name in a template. This is the code I am using:

{% for entry in craft.entries.find({section: 'blog', limit: '3'}) %}
    <div class="article">
        <p class="category">{{ entry.blogCategory }}</p>
        <a href="{{ entry.url }}" class="headline">{{ entry.title }}</a>
{% endfor %}

The error I am getting says "Object of class Craft\ElementCriteriaModel could not be converted to string"

Any help is appreciated.


An ElementCriteriaModel is "used to fetch elements with a given set of parameters." {{ entry.blogCategory }} hasn't yet fetched your category element.

You need:

<p class="category">{{ entry.blogCategory.first }}</p>

if you are positive there is exactly one of them, or more generally:

{% for c in entry.blogCategory %}
  <p class="category">{{ c }}</p>
{% endfor %}

There are several ways. Categories in Craft are elements. Most things are. I wrote an answer about relating elements here. For you, if you know there's just one you can:

<p class="category">{{ entry.blogCategory.first() }}</p>

If there's many you can loop over them:

{% for category in entry.blogCategory %}
    <p class="category">{{ category }}</p>
{% endfor %}

If you just want a comma separated list:

<p class="category">{{ entry.blogCategory.find()|join(", ") }}</p>

I haven't tried the last one, but it should theoretically work.

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