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Category Excluder Widget


A simplistic plugin that allows for the furthur customization of your category list. This will allow you to create a custom category list which will show the categories you want, and will hide the categories you do not want. For example, say you have a particular category you don’t want to be displayed named โ€œAnnouncementsโ€. You can use this plugin to display all of your other categories, except the category โ€œAnnouncementsโ€. You are not limited to just excluding one category; you can exclude multiple categories. Essentially, this plugin provides more functionality to your category list.


  • Category Excluder settings screen.
  • Category Excluder in the plugins screen.


  1. Upload the *.zip copy of this plugin into your WordPress through your โ€˜Pluginโ€™ admin page.
  2. Activate the plugin through the โ€˜Pluginsโ€™ menu in WordPress
  3. Place the widget in your desired sidebar through the โ€œwidgetsโ€ admin page


Where is the “widgets” admin page?

The “widgets” admin page is found in the administrator part (wp-admin) of your WordPress site. Go to Appearance > Widgets

How do I find the category ID number?

First go to your Posts > Categories in the administrator part (wp-admin) of your WordPress site. Click the category you desire to find its ID. Its ID number should then be displayed in the URL section of your browser. (It should say $tag_ID= followed by your category ID number.


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Contributors & Developers

“Category Excluder Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed minor ID issue


  • Initial Release