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$layer = Mage::getSingleton(‘catalog/layer’);
$_category = $layer->getCurrentCategory();
$currentCategoryId= $_category->getId();

vishal surani

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Comments on: "Magento : Get Current Category – Category Id" (9)

  1. A better way to get the current category is to use:

    $_category = Mage::registry(‘current_category’);

    http://fishpig.co.uk/2010/04/10/the-magento-registry/

  2. That’s good tip, I appreciate your hard work. Please keep it up.
    Thank’s

    Mubashar

  3. […] Magento : Get Current Category – Category Id June 20101 comment 5 […]

  4. Very Good Article.

    Thanks
    BharatMatrimony

  5. thanks ..

  6. Really worked.Thank you very much!!!

  7. You could use Mage::getModel(‘catalog/layer’)->getCurrentCategory() also

  8. thnks .. very good article. it helps me most… thnks again..

  9. Thanks Vishal, Your way to get the cat id is the only one that worked for me in the head.phtml file for Magento 1.7. It is a little frustrating to have such a hard time getting something like this to work in your template.

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