How to get Current Category in Magento?

Posted by Damodar Bashyal on March 07, 2012


In Magento, If you are on category page than it's easy to get current category.



$_current_category = Mage::registry('current_category');

I needed Current Category on product info page and on the footer.phtml files. Because I had custom background set for each Category. So, Below code helped me to find the Current Category in my Magento's phtml file.

$hb = '';
$current_category = Mage::registry('current_category');
    $current_product = Mage::registry('current_product');
        $categories = $current_product->load($current_product->getId())->getCategoryIds();
        if (is_array($categories) and count($categories))
            $current_category = Mage::getModel('catalog/category')->load($categories[0]);
    $body_image = $current_category->getData('body_image');
        $hb = Mage::getBaseUrl(Mage_Core_Model_Store::URL_TYPE_MEDIA) . 'catalog/category/' . $body_image;

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purvi posted on - Tuesday 20th of May 2014 07:21:54 AM

Not working in magento 1.8

bartz posted on - Saturday 28th of June 2014 10:55:06 AM

Thanks for this useful tutorial, saved me a lot of time.

I just copied the main code, and done this:

$categoryVars = get_object_vars($current_category);
<span class="category-name"><a href="/&lt;?=$categoryVars['_data']['url_path']?&gt;">&lt;?=$categoryVars['_data']['name']?&gt;</a></span>
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