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Collapsing Categories

Adds a widget which uses Javascript to dynamically expand or collapse the set of posts for each category.

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5 stars
The Best / Most Comprehensive of the Alternatives
By , for WP 3.8.1

Clearly the number of downloads / crowd vote makes this plugin the winner. Not sure why I didn't see/catch it first amongst ones I tried, but I landed on this after trying out Hierarchical Pages, Category Posts in Custom Menu, and the AVH Extended Categories plug-ins -- these were all 'ok', but each had one or two critically missing features. (These other developers should join forces in supporting and perhaps tweaking this one up a bit.)

If you are looking for a plug-in that will:

    Give you a post count for each category;
    Work with custom post types;
    Provide expand / collapse presentation;
    Let you filter to display selected categories (via either include or exclude on IDs)
    Present post titles in the expansion; and
    Provide reasonable styling

Then this is the one. I was lucky in that what was presented fit what I wanted, so not 100% sure if some of this can be turned off -- can I suppress the expansion to individual post titles like I noted some of the other plug-ins did?

The only weakness I found, and I can work around it for now, is that it forces the display of a parent category, even when excluded or not included. Hence, cannot display (only) the siblings of a particular 'group' without a redundant single parent. Some sort of "Suppress parents(s) of selected categories" option would be helpful.

As well, I did notice the feature of enhanced presentation of post titles in other plug-ins. Styling could be tweaked a bit -- the Kubrik selection seemed to get closest for me, but looks a little clunky as to how/what is going on there.

5 stars
Developer is a genius
By , for WP 3.8

Great plugin, thx a lot!

5 stars
Very usefull
By ,

Well done! Thanx

5 stars
feature-rich, easy and works
By , for WP 3.6.1

Holler!

5 stars
Worked really
By , for WP 3.5.2

The plugin worked really well. I fact did more than I wanted to! Tried to export category specific RSS struggled for sometime until I noticed functionality in the the plugin.

Also spent sometime trying to customize display for event manager and catablog plugins. Collapsing Categories plugin bailed me out in no time.

5 stars
Excellent plugin totally free
By , for WP 3.5.1

This is a unique (for what it does) plugin, very-very configurable.

It has saved my life because of a huge categories list.

Thanks for the work !!!

5 stars
very good plugin but
By ,

not working ie8 , ff crom working well
also collapsing archives plug in too.
what`s wrong?

5 stars
Very nice!!
By , for WP 3.5.1

All respect to the builder! Working for free, and making something that's so nice like this!!

Totally awesome! Thanks!!!

5 stars
Great Plugin
By , for WP 3.5

Great Plugin. Thank's very much. Gut, aber g√ľnstig

5 stars
Best ever
By , for WP 3.5

Dear Sir,

keep developing this plugin and also the other plugins you have made. they are all amazingly helpful. i always encourage as many people to use them and also make some donation as an appreciation of your virtuous effort.

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