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Top Categories


Can be seen in use at: Top Categories


  1. put the top_categories.php file in your plugins directory
  2. activate the plugin

  3. modify your template to include the following PHP:

  4. You can pass in an optional numeric value like:

    to change the number of categories displayed. By default it shows the top 10 categories (by number of posts).

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