Categories in Hierarchical Order

Description

This plugin contains functionality to let you maintain default hierarchical order of categories when you select and save them for a post in your WordPress Admin Post Editor.

The selected category/categories, to which a post belongs, are by default pushed at the top in the Category tab while saving the post. Whereas activating Categories in Hierarchical Order plugin will keep the position of selected category/categories unchanged as per their parent/child relationship.

For support, use support page available here or visit the page at our official website. A GitHub repo is also there to post issues, contribution and feature requests.

Screenshots

  • WordPress default category order
  • Category hierarchy maintained by the plugin

Installation

This section describes how to install the Plugin and get it working.

e.g.

  1. Install Categories in Hierarchical Order plugin either via the WordPress.org plugin directory or by uploading the categories-in-hierarchical-order folder to /wp-content/plugins/ directory at your server
  2. Activate the Plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. You are ready

FAQ

Is this plugin compatible with custom taxonomies?

Yes, this plugin supports custom taxonomy

Is there any setting option with this plugin?

No, this plugin hasn’t any setting

Reviews

Brilliant!

Why is this not part of the WordPress core yet? This plugin fixed my ugly looking category structure! Thanks guys!

Great!

Does exactly what should be the default option in WordPress, great! Sorely needed if you have many categories (possibly with very similar names) and rely on a complex hierarchy.

Does just what I needed!

I was disappointed that WordPress core on the Edit Post page doesn’t display Categories hierarchically (except for the ones you’ve already selected). That is very confusing to my clients (and me). This plugin displays the Categories the way I expected them to be displayed in the first place – in a proper tree. Well done!

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Contributors & Developers

“Categories in Hierarchical Order” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.3.1

  • Security improvement by blocking direct file access

1.3

  • GitHub and support links updated
  • Tested up to WordPress version 4.9.8

1.2

  • Changed the Class constructor for compatibility to PHP 7

1.1

  • Tested to support latest WordPress version

1.0

  • Maintain category hierarchical order