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Collapsing Categories

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

22 reviews
Average Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
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collapsing categories
By , for WP 4.1.1

Works perfectly

Very nice plugin
By , for WP 4.1.1

This plugin work very good

collapsing categories
By , for WP 4.1

very recommended and it works great ...5*****

Works great, slick look, lots of options
By , for WP 4.0

I'm running it with the Genesis framework and zero problems. This is great!

Works well...just what I was looking for.
By , for WP 4.0

Installed then uninstalled probably about 8 different category sidebar widgets before getting this one. Lots of options and integrates with current css file. A+

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!

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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.

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