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WP E-commerce Expanding Categories


By default, the categories widget in WP E-commerce is fully expanded. If you have a large number of categories and subcategories this can be a bit too much. The WP E-commerce Expanding Categories plugin wraps the code that is discussed at in a WordPress plugin so that no editing of the theme is necessary, and turns the categories widget into an expandable/collapsible menu.


  1. Download from the WordPress repository
  2. Unzip the file
  3. Upload the unzipped directory wp-e-commerce-expanding-categories to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  5. That’s it. There are no options


Can I change the [+] symbol?

That is planned for future release

Contributors & Developers

“WP E-commerce Expanding Categories” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • launch version