Showing Category Link and Category name inside a loop

In case where you want to show both category name and category link inside a loop, here is the block of code for you. For example you want to show list of blogs and also the category name and link that particular blog belongs to.

In case where you want to show both category name and category link inside a loop, here is the block of code for you.

For example you want to show list of blogs and also the category name and link that particular blog belongs to.

 <?php global $post; query_posts('post_type=post&posts_per_page=-1&paged='. get_query_var('paged')); //some random query $cat_nam = get_the_category($post->ID);
    $cat_link = get_category_link($cat_nam[0]->cat_ID); // dispaly category link
    $cat_name = $cat_nam[0]->cat_name; // dispaly category name
?>
<?php if( have_posts() ): ?>
<?php while( have_posts() ): the_post(); ?>
    <a href="<?php echo $cat_link;?>"><?php echo $cat_name;?></a> 
<?php endwhile; endif; ?>
<?php wp_reset_query(); ?>