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Collapsing Categories

Adds a widget which uses Javascript to dynamically expand or collapse the set of posts for each category.


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Now working just as excellently on WP 4.0, too
By , for WP 4.0

Excellent, non-invasive design - it relies on your theme CSS so that it visually blends in to your design, unlike some similar widgets I considered.

Thank you (updated plugin works with WP4.0)
By , for WP 4.0

I would like to thank developer for updating this indispensable plugin. After updating WordPress to 4.0 it stopped working. I was very sad because I could not find any alternative! But now plugin is updated and it works again! Thank you very much for your work.

Great plugin
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Great plugin, only after last WordPress update yesterday the plugin doesnt work anymore. It doesnt show up in the widgets list, zo I can't re-add it to my sidebar.

Exactly what I needed
By , for WP 3.9.1

My categories were getting out of control! Thank you!

The Best / Most Comprehensive of the Alternatives
By , for WP 3.8.1

Clearly the number of downloads / crowd vote makes this plugin the winner. Not sure why I didn't see/catch it first amongst ones I tried, but I landed on this after trying out Hierarchical Pages, Category Posts in Custom Menu, and the AVH Extended Categories plug-ins -- these were all 'ok', but each had one or two critically missing features. (These other developers should join forces in supporting and perhaps tweaking this one up a bit.)

If you are looking for a plug-in that will:

    Give you a post count for each category;
    Work with custom post types;
    Provide expand / collapse presentation;
    Let you filter to display selected categories (via either include or exclude on IDs)
    Present post titles in the expansion; and
    Provide reasonable styling

Then this is the one. I was lucky in that what was presented fit what I wanted, so not 100% sure if some of this can be turned off -- can I suppress the expansion to individual post titles like I noted some of the other plug-ins did?

The only weakness I found, and I can work around it for now, is that it forces the display of a parent category, even when excluded or not included. Hence, cannot display (only) the siblings of a particular 'group' without a redundant single parent. Some sort of "Suppress parents(s) of selected categories" option would be helpful.

As well, I did notice the feature of enhanced presentation of post titles in other plug-ins. Styling could be tweaked a bit -- the Kubrik selection seemed to get closest for me, but looks a little clunky as to how/what is going on there.

Developer is a genius
By , for WP 3.8

Great plugin, thx a lot!

Very usefull
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Well done! Thanx

feature-rich, easy and works
By , for WP 3.6.1


Worked really
By , for WP 3.5.2

The plugin worked really well. I fact did more than I wanted to! Tried to export category specific RSS struggled for sometime until I noticed functionality in the the plugin.

Also spent sometime trying to customize display for event manager and catablog plugins. Collapsing Categories plugin bailed me out in no time.

Excellent plugin totally free
By , for WP 3.5.1

This is a unique (for what it does) plugin, very-very configurable.

It has saved my life because of a huge categories list.

Thanks for the work !!!

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