This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

VastSubCat 0.9


This plugin was created for overcome situations when you have 11 categories & 170 sub-categories (true story!) and you’re trying to find a specific one, for taggin’ a post in it.

The plugin remove the default categories checklist, and puts a collapsable list that makes it easy on such cases.

I’ve used some code structure of Kevin Lanteri’s plugin “Admin-only Category”. thanks.

This plugin was built with funding of

Note: for now, doesn’t support category tree’s of depth > 1.


You can help us continue developing, here.


  1. Upload VastSubCat directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Choose VastSubCat in the plugin menu within the admin panel, for turn on/off the hirarchal lock of categories.


For all questions, please contact me @

Contributors & Developers

“VastSubCat 0.9” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Translate “VastSubCat 0.9” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • BugFix: Now support IE8 also.


  • Adedd: an admin panel setting page
  • Upgraded: toggle on/off for locking the categories in hirarchal mode
  • BugFix: The Popular categories tabis back


  • Plugin released!