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AVH Extended Categories Widgets

The AVH Extended Categories Widgets gives you three widgets for displaying categories.

Version 4.0.6

  • Creating the standard groups sometimes lead to an error.

Version 4.0.5

  • To much comment out.

Version 4.0.4

  • Uncaught error can occur at times.

Version 4.0.3

  • Security fix
  • Update methods for displaying the categories
  • Move to minified javascript

Version 4.0.2

  • Certain methods show notice of undefined variables.

Version 4.0.1

  • Post-Auth SQL Injection Vulnerability Only occurs for WordPress versions lower than 3.3

Version 4.0.0

  • Fix for WordPress 4.2 Categories are not displayed anymore.

Version 3.9.3

  • Log errors as E_USER_NOTICE when creating category groups.

Version 3.9.1

  • When the category group home is deleted there are MySQL errors.

Version 3.9.0

Version 3.8.5

  • Bugfix: Options of the group widgets are not obeyed.

Version 3.8.4

  • Bugfix: Options of the widgets are not obeyed.

Version 3.8.3

  • Bugfix: Widget would not keep checked categories
  • Bugfix: Several PHP warnings and notices are shown.

Version 3.8.2

  • WordPress plugin page is no longer available.

Version 3.8.1

  • Category list doesn't show categories

Version 3.8.0

  • Add support for WordPress 3.6
  • Dropped support for PHP4, from this version on it PHP 5 or higher.
  • Fixed PHP Strict errors
  • Fixed undefined variables errors.

Version 3.7.1

  • When updating a category a warning is can be shown.

Version 3.7.0

  • Fix uninstall

Version 3.6.7

  • Fix error in SQL syntax

Version 3.6.6

  • Missed a translatable string.
  • Add French translation.
  • Fix for WordPress 3.5

Version 3.6.5

  • Bugfix: Can not delete category groups

Version 3.6.4

  • Bugfix: Problem with categories not showing up when showing dropdown categories.

Version 3.6.3

  • Bugfix: Problem with url's on Windows platform.

Version 3.6.2

  • Bugfix: Another problem related to WordPress prior 3.3

Version 3.6.1

  • Bugfix: Problem with a flat display of categories.
  • Bugfix: Problem loading the plugin on WordPress 3.2.x

Version 3.6

  • Adds Manual Order option. No need for 3rd party plugin anymore. This only works in WordPress 3.3.x
  • Speed up the creation of the categories checklist in the widgets.

Version 3.5.1

  • Bugfix: The columns in the admin section don't save, making certain columns disappear.

Version 3.5

  • RFC: Adds the ability for the widgets to sort the categories as set with plugin My Category Order. This plugin allows to order categories manually.

Version 3.4.2

  • Bugfix: Fails to display the Category Group Widget when the widget is to display any group.

Version 3.4.1

  • Bugfix: Problems with multiple category group widgets.
  • Bugfix: The category group All sometimes does not contain all categories.

Version 3.4

  • RFC: Category Groups can be associated with categories. This enables the plugin to display the Category Group Widget for that category group on the category archive page.
  • Bugfix: In combination with WP Supercache an error can occur.
  • Bugfix: An error occurs if there are no categories present in WordPress.

Version 3.3.5

  • Bugfix: Category Groups would be created every time you saved a post.

Version 3.3.4

  • Bugfix: Problem with initializing the plugin.

Version 3.3.3

  • RFC: Changed selecting Category groups in posts from tag-like to checkboxes.
  • Removed the Menu item Category groups under Posts and Pages.

Version 3.3.2

  • Added several new localizations.
  • Bugfix: When using multiple Category Group widgets, all of them would show up on the special pages instead of just the one selected in the options.
  • Bugfix: Localization didn't work.

Version 3.3.1

  • Bugfix: A PHP warning would show up when using multiple Category Group widgets.

Version 3.3

  • Ability to assign multiple Category Groups to a post/page.
  • A Category Group can be assigned to 'special' pages. The 'special' pages are: Home, Category archive, Tag archive, Daily/Monthly/Yearly archive, Author archive, Search results page.
  • Bugfix: When using SSL in the admin section save would redirect to non-SSL and not saving the options.
  • Bugfix: Hierarchy in the dropdown with selected categories didn't work properly.
  • Bugfix: The widget for the Groups was a different setup as the others breaking certain theme layouts.

Version 3.2.2

  • Bugfix: Problem with Chrome and saving the category group.
  • Bugfix: Extra metabox displayed. The plugin uses it's own metabox for Category Group selection.

Version 3.2.1

  • Speed improvements in the admin section when there are a lot of categories and several Categories widgets.


  • Bugfix: Forgot to add a directory into SVN.

Version 3.2

  • Compatibility issues with upcoming WordPress 3 resolved.
  • Bugfix: Description of the groups didn't save.
  • RFC: All widgets - Option to sort the categories by slug.
  • RFC: Category Group widget - Ability to set the widget title per group.

Version 3.1

  • Wrap the group widget in a div with id = name of group. This enables CSS modification based on the group.
  • Hierarchical now works with the option "Select Categories" as well.
  • Bugfix: If the normal widget and group widget are displayed on the same page as dropdown, the selected option could be the wrong one.
  • Bugfix: In a RTL-based theme the admin menu would flip back to the left, instead of staying right.
  • Bugfix: Hierarchical works in the Category Group widget.
  • Bugfix: Change div tags in widget from ID to class to comply to W3 validation.

Version 3.0.2

  • Bugfix: The plugin conflicts with the standard theme/plugin editor in WordPress

Version 3.0.1

  • Bugfix: Definition of the metabox for post/page in the wrong place

Version 3.0

  • Renamed the plug-in to AVH Extended Categories Widgets
  • Added new widget: Category Group. You can create groups with categories and associate the group with a post. The widget will show the categories from the group.
  • Added translation: Italian - Italiano (it_IT)
  • Added css file for widgets. Using the CSS you can change the layout of the text.
  • Redid settings. Settings are now a separate menu.
  • Reduced memory foot print.
  • Increased speed.
  • Development improvements.
  • Added uninstall capability.
  • Bugfix: The hierarchy check mark in the widgets would disappear.
  • Bugfix: In drop down list the hierarchy would appear despite the fact that "Show selected categories only" was selected.
  • Note: Some of the translations are not yet complete with version 3.0.

Version 2.3.3

  • Bugfix: Validation error on drop down categories.

Version 2.3.2

  • Bugfix: Saving the option didn't work
  • Added translation: Spanish - Español (es_ES)

Version 2.3.1

  • Bugfix: Undefined function

Version 2.3

  • RFC: You can change the text Select Category, without editing any translation file.
  • Bugfix: Selecting one parent wouldn't show it's children.
  • You can now display only selected categories. This didn't work properly in an hierachical category structure.
  • Added Czech translation.

Version 2.2

  • RFC: Internationalization of the plug-in.
  • Bugfix: W3 Validation Errors when using drop down categories.
  • Added option to exclude categories from displaying instead of including them. (Compliments to: Jose Luis Moya - http://www.alsur.es )

Version 2.1

  • RFC: The path for the RSS image can be URI.

Version 2.0.3

  • Bugfix: When selecting hierarchy and showing of all levels, the hierarchy wouldn't be shown.

Version 2.0.2

  • Top categories widget caused error in PHP4.

Version 2.0.1

  • Reported problem with calling a class by self ()

Version 2.0

  • Updated for WordPress 2.8. Unlimited amount of Extended Categories widgets is now possible.
  • In WordPress 2.8 you have the options to select depth when showing hierarchy. See FAQ for more information.
  • With WordPress 2.8 there is a new widget, AVH Extended Categories Top. This will show the top categories based on amount of posts.

Version 1.5.1

  • Bugfix: Compatibility issue with the plug-in wp-security-scan

Version 1.5

  • RFC: Option to show RSS feed after categories

Version 1.4.1

  • Bugfix: Problem when using multiple widgets with the drop down option.

Version 1.4

  • Ability to have up to 9 widgets.

Version 1.3

  • You can select which categories to show (Requires WordPress 2.5.1 or higher).

Version 1.2

  • When no category or an empty category is selected the dropdown menu shows Select Category, like the default category widget.

Version 1.1

  • Drop down menu didn't work. Page wasn't refreshed with selected category.

Version 1.0

  • Initial version

Requires: 2.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.5.7
Last Updated: 10 months ago
Active Installs: 20,000+


4.4 out of 5 stars


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