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Category Wise Search


Category Wise Search Widget plugin.You have option search specific category content.


  • Search post category wise.
  • Set default category.
  • Exclude categories in search category field.
  • Exclude categories with child in search category field.

More detail :


  • screenshot-1.png : screen shot admin widgets section.


  1. Upload the category-wise-search folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go Appearance => widgets section see Category Wise Search




Any chance this could work on woocommerce too?

Any chance this could work on woocommerce too? I have store as categories.. Id like to have search box that says search this (particular)store/category. Could this be possible with your plugin? I’d definitely buy if you’ll make something like that for woocommerce too.

Thanks and regards,

Works great and simple to use!

Exactly what I needed: a search form that lets you search by category. This does exactly what it says. I tried a few others which didn’t work, but this one is perfect 🙂

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  • Add exclude category with its childs option in category list


  • fix category display order.


  • Add exclude category option in category list.


  • Add default select option


  • Initial release