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Alpha’s Categories Widget


There is already several Categories Widget in WordPress Plugins Database,such as Breukie’s Categories Widget.But when I upgrade my site to WordPress2.8,it doesn’t work any more.So I wrote this.It displays your categories using the wp_list_categories/wp_dropdown_categories function, utilizes parameters for this function.You can set up one or more this widget in your sidebar(s).

Live Demo


  • Create categories.
  • Add widget of categories by sections.
  • Widgets in sidebar(s).


  1. Unzip to wp-content/plugins/widgets.
  2. Go to WP admin -> plugins and activate Alpha’s Categories Widget.
  3. Go to WP admin -> presentation -> sidebar widgets, to add the widget to your sidebar(s).


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Contributors & Developers

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



  • Add function wp_alpha_list_categories.No matter how many Alpha’s Categories Widgets you add,they need only one database query.