Sep 13, 2012

Magento: Get category object from category name

Although this is very weird, to get category object (id, entity_type_id, attribute_set_id, children, etc.) from category name, sometimes it may be useful. Below lines of code will help you in getting it.

$cat = Mage::getResourceModel('catalog/category_collection')->addFieldToFilter('name', 'Category_Name_Here');

To get the category id from $cat object, simply use:


Beware, the name should only return one category else the above query will return first category id no matter how many categories are retrieved.


  • Now I know how to get category object from category name in magento. I appreciate your idea of sharing this, thanks!

  • thanks u for the help

  • Amazing code. Thank you so much.

  • It helps! =)

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