For templating, I need to be able to see what the categories of the current entry is. I'm aware of how to get all categories in craft via

{% set categories = craft.categories %}

however I haven't come across a way to simple get the categories that are set for the entry. Is there a simple way of doing this?

3 Answers 3


You can access the categories through the category field itself.

{% for category in entry.categoryFieldHandle %}
    {{ category.title }}
{% endfor %}
  • When trying this in _entry.html, I get an internal server error "Craft\EntryModel and its behaviors do not have a method or closure named "categoryFieldHandle"."
    – taylor
    Jan 26, 2015 at 19:57
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    'categoryFieldHandle' is just a placeholder for your category field name (technically called it's 'handle'). You should replace this with your field handle as defined in the field settings. Jan 26, 2015 at 20:22

If might be your wording but I can see two potential answers here.

You either want to list categories set through a category field on the entry, in that case the code Douglas has supplied will work perfectly.

The other answer I can see is you have multiple categories that are assigned to an entry, and you want to list those categories out. If so, this will help:

{# Fetch all of the categories related to this entry #}
{% set categories = craft.categories.relatedTo(entry) %}

{# Output them #}
{% for category in categories %}
    <a href="{{ category.url }}">{{ category.title }}</a>
{% endfor %}

Hopefully myself and Douglas have covered both bases for you here.

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    When trying this, I get no output, even when the entry has multiple categories set :-/
    – taylor
    Jan 26, 2015 at 19:58
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    Just for anyone seeing this 7 years later: craft.categories().relatedTo(entry).all() or collect() etc etc
    – Rob Hodges
    Jun 2, 2022 at 23:04

Your entry is tied to the category via the field you have made. You can access the field like every other field.


Will get the first one

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