Display Categories Widget

Description

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

Development

Our development is being tracked on GitHub URL. Please fork, code, raise pull request, suggest improvements on GitHub.

Features
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.

  6. Display/Hide category description on hover in title attribute

Support

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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Screenshots

  • 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

Installation

  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

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  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.

Reviews

Works but hard to style

This plugin functions as advertised. But because of the way it’s implemented, it is actually hard to style its spacing. Example: I had the widget as my first one in the sidebar, with the default WP Tag widget below it. The default spacing between the two widgets wasn’t enough, and yet I couldn’t add any more in CSS because the categories are displayed using Javascript. Therefore the browser thought the widget height was much less than what was displayed.

Usefull Plugin

A very useful plugin for SEO and UX to display list of sub-categories, super fast support. Good Job !

Awesome Widget

Have been using this widget on a number of sites. It makes things so very much easier when you want to only show a subset of categories to your users. Was also pleasantly surprised when I submitted a support question and received an answer from the developer within less than an hour. What I was asking wasn’t a feature but he has indicated that he will be adding it … now THAT’s what I call customer service

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

2.2

  • Enable/disable display of category description
  • Code formatting
  • Removed Deprecated Constructor Method – Thanks https://github.com/frozzare
  • Added sorting option by name, id, post count

2.1.0

  • Ability to use more than 1 widget on same page with different parent categories
  • Code formatting

2.0.2

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

2.0.1

  • Removed deprecated WP_Widget

2.0.0

  • 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

1.0.9

  • Added new screenshots

1.0.8

  • Displaying the list of categories in columnwise (Optional)

1.0.7

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

1.0.6

  • Optional display for Dropdown or List view of categories

1.0.5

  • Display Number of post in each categories

1.0.4

  • Display Empty categories Option

1.0.3

  • Display parent category show/hide option

1.0.2

  • Limit the number of categories that is displayed

1.0.1

  • Description Updated

1.0

  • Initial release.