Get current category ID of the active page

Looking to pull the category ID of a specific page in WordPress that is listing all posts using that specific category. Tried the below but not working. I am able to get the category name using single_term_title.

$category = single_term_title("", false);
$catid = get_cat_ID( $category );

$category is displaying "Entertainment" for example. But I also need the ID of "Entertainment". How would I go about this?


You can try using get_the_category():

$categories = get_the_category();
$category_id = $categories[0]->cat_ID;

If it is a category page,you can get id of current category by:

$category = get_category( get_query_var( 'cat' ) );
$cat_id = $category->cat_ID;

If you want to get category id of any particular category on any page, try using :

$category_id = get_cat_ID('Category Name');

The oldest but fastest way you can use is:

$cat_id = get_query_var('cat');

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