## php – Styling a category link

Question

I am still learning but I wasnt able to style a category link. I was able to create the following so only 1 category link is displayed. But I was unsure how I can modify this so I can add a class and style it. Is anyone able to help?

            <?php
$categories = get_the_category(); if ( ! empty($categories ) ) {
echo '<a href="' . esc_url( get_category_link( $categories[0]->term_id ) ) . '">' . esc_html($categories[0]->name ) . '</a>';