Want your WordPress categories widget with image? This categories widget for WordPress is an advanced widget that gives you total control over the output of your categories. Support multi-instances widget, category image, easy to customize and full features. When a category link is clicked, all the posts in that category will display on a category page using the appropriate category template dictated by the template hierarchy rules.
Key Features & Options
Category posts New features
Show description for displaying the categories description.
Style, with HTML list or none.
Order, ascending or descending.
Orderby count, id, slug or term group.
Depth, controls how many levels in the hierarchy of categories are to be included.
Number, sets the number of categories to display.
Thumbnail Height & Width, for diplaying the categories image size.
Include & Exclude, only include or exclude the selected categories.
Exclude Tree, exclude category-tree from the results.
Child of, only display categories that are children of the category identified by this parameter.
Current Category, allows you to force the “current-cat” to appear on uses of wp_list_categories that are not on category archive pages.
Search, only for searching given categories.
Feed, display a link to each category’s rss-2 feed and set the link text to display.
Feed Type, show the fed type in atom, rss, rss2, or rdf.
Feed Image, set a URI for an image to show as a link.
Hierarchical, set a URI for an image to show as a link.
Use description, sets whether a category’s description is inserted into the title attribute of the links created.
Show last update
Show count, toggles the display of the current count of posts in each category.
Hide empty, toggles the display of categories with no posts.
2.4.1 – 15 September 2015
– Fix WP widget issue
2.4.0 – 20 April 2014
– Simple template with no style and minimal options added
– show_option_all added
– Post thumbnail link added
– Update categories image PHP class
– Add default categories thumbnail
– Removing timthumb
– 2 widget front end tempaltes added
– WordPress default media uploader feature added
– WordPress 3.9 compliance
2.3 – 08 February 2013
– Add category posts
– Add image size for child category
– Updating timthumb
2.2 – 12 October 2012
– Changing widget admin layout more beautiful
– Adding title icon
– Adding widget background image option
2.1 – 25 August 2012
– Changing widget admin layout
– Updating documentation
– Adding inline documentation
2.0 – 15 June 2012
– Uses the WP default image uploder
– Updating timthumb
1.0 – 03 August 2011
Support and Features Request
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