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expand category list display in wp-admin/post.php

  • I’ve searched the forums but haven’t found a match yet for this.
    I would like to expand the display of the list of categories on the post.php page. There’s plenty of room since I’ve already expanded the post input field, but I’ll be darned if I can find where to expand the maximum height of the display for categories. My list of categories and sub-categories is quite long and my students are a little dense about scrolling the list…
    What file do I edit? Thanks in advance!

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  • wp-admin.css (or the css that is there) in the wp-admin folder, and the #categorydiv height there

    Thanks Minna!
    Just a clarification for those who may read this later. The id to edit is in fact:
    #categorydiv div
    and you want to change the default height of 23 em to something larger. In my case 35 was sufficient to display all the categories without generating the scroller.

    For some reason, that didn’t work for me. Just so I’m not completely spacey… To fix the problem, wp-admin.css should have this modified section, right?

    #categorydiv div {
    height: 35em;
    overflow: auto;

    Is there anything else I need to change? I already made my text box 20 lines tall.

    I set height to “100%”. Saves changing a hard limit should I create more cats than will fit within it.

    In WordPress 2.0, this now appears to be:

    #categorydiv div div {
    height: 12em;
    overflow: auto;

    Thanks for posting the answer; this was driving me batty.

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