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Hierarchical Categories


When selecting a child category in a post, this plugin automatically selects its parent categories.

For example with the categories:

[ ] Sport
[ ] Football
[ ] England

Checking England will result in all 3 being checked, like so:

[X] Sport
[X] Football
[X] England


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.


  1. Upload categoryHierarchy.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


It doesn’t appear to work on my setup, why?

Email me at Pete AT Pete-B DOT co DOT uk and I’ll have a look why

Contributors & Developers

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