Located in: Located in: category.functions.php
Version Introduced: 3.8
Parameters Accepted: $args array(‘parent_category_id’, ‘show_thumbnails’, ‘show_name’)

Description: This template tag will start the category query, you must do this in order to use most of the category template tags. This tag gets passed the query and makes it into a global variable, then starts capturing the html for the category loop.

Code Example:
<?php wpsc_start_category_query( array( ‘parent_category_id’ => $category_id, ‘show_thumbnails’ => $show_thumbnails, ‘show_name’ => $show_name) ); ?>