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Fast Cat – fast categories widget


A highly optimized category list/tree widget for WordPress. Works very nice on HUGE wordpress databases, and doesn’t require hundreds of MB of RAM.


  • The widget options
  • The widget at work


  1. Upload fastcat.php and the fastcat-tree folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the Fast Cat plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress admin
  3. Drag the FastCat widget onto one of your template’s sidebars, and configure it in the ‘Widgets’ menu in WordPress admin


Does Fast Cat support article counts per category?


Contributors & Developers

“Fast Cat – fast categories widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.