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Advanced Custom Fields Categories


Categories/Taxonomies addon for the AFC WordPress plugin


  • Post Type
  • Child Of
  • Parent
  • Order By
  • Order
  • Hide Empty
  • Hierarchical
  • Taxonomy
  • Include Categories
  • Exclude Categories
  • Multiple Values
  • Start State
  • Display Posts Count
  • Update Post Categories (Beta)

Upgrade notice

Requires ACF 4.0 and above


Use get_field function or get_sub_field function if inside a repeater field. Returns taxonomy object.

Arbitrary section

  • Requires ACF 4.0 and above**
  • Please report any bugs or requests on**


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  • Upload acf-categories folder to the wp-content/plugins directory
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Please report requests on

Contributors & Developers

“Advanced Custom Fields Categories” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • [Updated] Compatibility for WordPress 4.2.1
  • [Added] Sync with post categories (beta). Please sent your feedback here

  • [Updated] Compatibility for WordPress 3.9.1

  • [Fixed] Warning thrown on categories-v4 – in_array on line 152, thanks to
  • [Added] Category link in post count indicator

  • [Updated] Compatibility for WordPress 3.7.1

  • [Updated] Compatibility for WordPress 3.6.1 Beta

  • [Fixed] Sometimes returns false when in repeater field
  • [Added] Display Posts Count Option Beta

  • [Removed] Chosen plug-in. After a talk with the chosen team I understood that chosen will not work correctly inside the repeater field.
  • [Removed] Mp6 admin theme option. Since there is no chosen anymore there is no reason for that option.
  • [Added] Multiple checkboxes
  • [Added] Multiple: Select All button
  • [Added] Multiple: Clear All button
  • [Added] Multiple: Select Select Main Categories button
  • [Added] Multiple: Show/Hide Categories button Beta

  • [Added] mp6 admin theme option Beta

  • [Added] Compatibility with ACF 4.0
  • [Added] Chosen support