Display Categories Widget


Display Categories Widget will display Child categories on your sidebar. Can be placed on widget in sidebar.

1. Limit number of categories that appears.

  1. Exclude categories from display.

  2. Restrict levels of categories that can be shown.

  3. Display categories as list or dropdown.

  4. Hide categories that does not have any posts.

  5. Display/Hide number of posts available in categories.


How to contact plugin support?

We support through https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/display-categories-widget and http://www.iteamweb.com/open-source-softwares/wordpress/wordpress-plugins/display-categories-widget/

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  • On the backend widget configuration can be made like this
  • This is how the widget will appear on your screen, you can add design to the class
  • Display categories with number of posts inside them


  1. Upload display-categories-widget folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to widgets page
  4. Drag and drop the widget where ever you need
  5. Choose the parent category to display the child categories in the front end


Will the plugin show parent category?

Yes its optional, if you need to make parent category visible you can enable from the widget

Is the category sorted?

The sorting order is ascending and it sorts on the name of the category

Exclude categories does not work?

Check if you have entered the category id’s and not the category names.


Works Great

Thank you for this plugin, it makes it so easy to exclude categories in the widget, as list or drop down.


The plugin does exactly what I was looking for–displays a list of sub-categories under a main category in the sidebar. Useful configuration options including being able to exclude certain sub-categories. It’s working well with WordPress 4.7.

Smart and handy

Thanks for your work, great plugin!
One feature is only missing: display order of child categories – that would be really great!

You save me

very functional, I was about to create hundred pages just to direct visitor down to posts but now just your plugin on page

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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Bug fixes
  • Added a label for dropdown non-selection case


  • Removed deprecated WP_Widget


  • Updated a widget screenshot
  • Level of sub categories to be shown can be managed from widget settings
  • Exclude categories that you dont want to show on the front end


  • Added new screenshots


  • Displaying the list of categories in columnwise (Optional)


  • If nothing is selected then all categories will be displayed. Removal of deprecated functions


  • Optional display for Dropdown or List view of categories


  • Display Number of post in each categories


  • Display Empty categories Option


  • Display parent category show/hide option


  • Limit the number of categories that is displayed


  • Description Updated


  • Initial release.