WordPress 101 Guide : Category List for WordPress

Wordpress 101 Guide

One of the most often task on a wordpress blog is to list categories as links.  You may want to create a horizontal menu,  add them to the sidebar or simply a custom area with custom css, now do not forget the plugin options.  There are many ways to approach this problem.

More than one Solution

The first approach would be to create a top submenu.  This is very useful.  In order to accomplish this  – you need to use the    wp_list_categories($args);  to exclude a category ID, insert  exclude=ID#  as the argument.  You can also control the depth.  For in depth information on the WP list category template tag visit this link.

Remember to add your code inside a UL Li tags and create your CSS for it. You can check how to create a horizontal menu at this link.

<?php wp_list_categories('orderby=name&include=3,5,9,16'); ?>

Sidebar Widget

The next solution is using a sidebar widget.  Simply visit your widget panel and drag the categories option to the sidebar.  This is quick, simple very fast to do.  There are also plugins that come widgetized.

Category WordPress Plugins

There are a number of plugins solutions also available.

Fold Category List

List Category

Collapsing Category

Category Page

WordPress Navigation Tool NAVT

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