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Plugin Name: Category Post List


A simple plugin to give a list of categories ordered alphabetically and the posts in them.

Put this tag into your posts or pages where you want the list:

You can change the order the posts appear in. For example, sorted by title:
[jwcatpostlist orderby=title order=asc]

Or sorted by title (descending):
[jwcatpostlist orderby=title order=desc]

You can include or exclude categories using one of the following (note: if you use both then you’ll get the ones from the include list minus any on the exclude list)
[jwcatpostlist includecats=1,2,4,5,6]
[jwcatpostlist excludecats=3,7]
Don’t put any spaces between the numbers.


Just deactivate the plugin and remove the files and folder. No data is stored anywhere else and no changes are made to any other files.


  • Part of a list of categories and posts under those categories. From the plugin running on my own website.


  1. Unzip the zip file and upload the “jw-catpostlist” folder into your WordPress server’s “plugins” directory.
  2. Activate it from the plugins area of your admin pages.


How do I use the plugin?

Put this tag into your posts or pages where you want the list:

It accepts parameters for ordering: “orderby” (possible values “date”, “modified”, “title” – order posts by date created, date last modified or title) and “order” (possible values “asc” and “desc” for ascending and descending). By default it orders by date order ascending.
[jwcatpostlist orderby=title order=asc]
[jwcatpostlist orderby=title order=desc]

It accepts parameters “includecats” and “excludecats” for including and excluding categories.
[jwcatpostlist includecats=1,2,4,5,6]
[jwcatpostlist excludecats=3,7]
No quotes should be used around these parameters.

[jwcatpostlist orderby=title order=asc]

Contributors & Developers

“Plugin Name: Category Post List” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • Stable release


  • Minor bugfix – LI tag wasn’t being used correctly


  • Added parameters to change sorting
  • Minor bugfix – was breaking the loop slightly (in a not very noticable fashion)


  • Added include, exclude options and donate link in readme.txt


  • Minor bugfix: was displaying a warning in the page when error reporting was turned on.