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Simple Categories Widget


A simple plugin for a widget that lets you display a number of posts from a selected category in widget areas.
This widget includes several options for selecting a category to display, providing a title, choosing a number of
posts to display and featured image support.


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  1. Upload the using WordPress plugins uploader.
  2. Activate the plugin
  3. Under Appearance/Widgets drag and drop the Simple Categories Widget to the desired widget area
  4. Fill in the options
  5. Enjoy!

Contributors & Developers

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




  • Added “Order By” option
  • Added thumbnail size option
  • Multiple Bug fixes, including numbered posts if featured image is turned off


  • Fixed styling issues