WP Categories Widget


The “WP Categories Widget” is a very simple plugin to display the list of categories of any type of custom taxonomies.

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  • An option to show categories post count
  • An option to hide child categories
  • An option to hide widget title
  • An option to show categories of any taxonomies type
  • An option to exclude/include categories of the taxonomies

Addon Features

  • Display Category as Drop Down
  • An option to show Category posts
  • An option to change background color
  • An option to change text color
  • An option to choose border style and border color
  • An option to add custom css

    Downalod Add-on.


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Installing the plugin:

  1. Unzip the plugin’s directory into wp-content/plugins.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. The categories post will be available on widegt page (Apperance >> Widget)
    WordPress administration page.


Can I hide widget title?

  • Yes, You can hide widget title if you do not show in sidebar.

Can I show list of category from my custom taxonomy?

  • Yes,You can choose your custom taxonomy for show list of their all categories.

Can I exclude specific category from list?

Yes, We have given an option to exclude selected catgories from list.

Can I Show only selected category from list?

Yes, We have given an option to select multiple catgories to show in widget.

Can I hide child categoires from list?

Yes, We have given an option to hide child catgories from list.


སྤྱི་ཟླ་དང་པ། 13, 2021
Does just what I needed, thank you.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་དགུ་པ། 7, 2020
I had some issues with the plugin, one of which was related to caching which fixed itself and the second was with sub-categories showing at the bottom of the listed categories. Asking for help got the answer back on the sub-category problem very quickly: Sub Categories will appear at the end of all category listings. To get them to list in line, they must be top level categories. Knowing that, we can resolve the problem. One minus is the panel where categories are listed for selection is quite small. If you have a long list of categories, finding and selecting the ones you want is a little problematic. Having a user adjustable display panel would resolve this issue nicely. Response was great and fast, plugin works like a charm. Recommended.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་བརྒྱད་པ། 23, 2020
With my theme your widget displays categories in a different type face from the general layout typeface and size, and most distracting a non-transparent background so that nothing blends in. Surely an anomaly.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་བརྒྱད་པ། 8, 2020
the other plugin developers wanted to charge $69/year for displaying their categories as a widget. Seriously? I can't thank you enough for this great plugin!
སྤྱི་ཟླ་བདུན་པ། 15, 2020
This plugin allowed me to do exactly what I needed. As my categories list was very long, I loved the ability to either include or exclude items, and the styling options in the Pro version helped my project immensely. I also had a terrific experience with the support team who were very responsive and had great solutions for my issues. THANKS AGAIN!
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Contributors & Developers

“WP Categories Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Fixed 1.8 version css/js issues


  • Tested with wordpress version 5.5.1
  • Make user friendly select category list
  • Fixed minor issues
  • Released addon 1.1 verison


  • Tested with wordpress version 5.4.1
  • Added an optino to hide child category
  • Fixed child listing issue on click on parent cat link


  • Fixed exclude/include cat issue
  • Optimized child category style


  • Added child category dropdown features
  • Added an option to hide empty category
  • Tested with wordpress version 5.4
  • Fixed li issues with title


  • Tested with wordpress version 5.2.4


  • Tested with wordpress version 5.1.1
  • Fixed HTML error


  • Tested with wordpress version 4.9.7
  • Added an option to exclude/include categories


  • Tested with wordpress version 4.9.1
  • Fixed some minor issues


  • Tested with wordpress version 4.8.1
  • Fixed some minor issues


First release