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get_tag_name function for wordpress

get_cat_name is a simple useful function to get the category name from its id in wordpress, there isn’t one for tag (and you cant use the same one…) so here’s I adapted it for tags. TBH its super lazy to be using this, but meh. Uses get_term.

function get_tag_name( $tag_id ) {

     $tag_id = (int) $tag_id;
     $tag = get_term( $tag_id, 'post_tag'; );

     if ( ! $tag || is_wp_error( $tag ) )

          return '';

     return $tag->name;


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  1. Naveed Abbas
    Posted April 26, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    thanks for the function that function really helped me alot

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