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Category Expander


Do you have a lot of categories and are sick of having a huge list in your sidebar? Want to highlight only a few of them to make your site easier to navigate?

While redesigning WordPress sites for our clients we kept running into this problem over and over. They had a huge list of legacy categories but only wanted to highlight a few of them. We wrote this plugin to allow them to select which categories to show and which categories to initially hide.

All categories are still accessible by a “see all” link at the bottom of the list.

Add the widget to your sidebar to make it live.


Upload the Category Expander plugin to your blog, Activate it, update your settings and add the widget to your sidebar.

Contributors & Developers

“Category Expander” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Minor bug fixes


  • Initial release