15 Amazing Free Category Widgets for WordPress

In this article we will share the most useful free wordpress category widgets which you can use in your themes. Hope you find this article helpful and that you will share your thoughts in a comment. Also please share the article with your friends! Following are some more related articles that you may like to browse through: Creative Agency WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins for Management, jQuery Form Tools for Developers and Best Corporate Landing Pages.

1. FPW Category Thumbnails

Assigns a thumbnail based on categoryid/thumbnail mapping to a post / page when the post is created or updated. Built-in FPW Post Thumbnails.

FPW Category Thumbnails

2. Associated Posts

Associated Posts enables you to associate posts and pages with each other and to display posts on any pages. You can easily select posts in the “Edit Page” Mode and attach them to this page.

Associated Posts

3. Column Posts

Column Posts is a WordPress plugin that allows you to display your posts in columns. The columns can be classified by categories or posts.

Column Posts

4. Require Post Category

Use this simple plugin to require users to choose a post category before saving a draft, updating a post, or publishing a post.

Require Post Category

5. Category Specific RSS Feed Subscription

This WordPress Plugin allows you to present a menu with multiple RSS feed subscription option to your site’s visitors in addition to your normal RSS subscription option.

Category Specific RSS Feed Subscription

6. Simple Yearly Archive

Simple Yearly Archive is a rather neat and simple WordPress plugin that allows you to display your archives in a year-based list.

Simple Yearly Archive

7. BNS Featured Category

Plugin with multi-widget functionality that displays most recent posts from specific category or categories (set with user options).

BNS Featured Category

8. Collapsing Categories List

This plugin allows you to display and collapse the tree of subcategories of categories that have at least one subcategory.

Collapsing Categories List

9. GeneralStats

Counts the number of users, categories, posts, comments, pages, links, tags, link-categories, words in posts, words in comments and words in pages.


10. Posts Per Cat

Posts per Cat is a simple plugin that grab all or only selected categories from blog database, and then list last N posts by category in boxes organised in 1-4 columns.

Posts Per Cat

11. Rich Tax Description Editor

Activate it and you will get pretty, handy Rich Text Editor on all Taxonomy pages, including Tags, Categories and any other taxonomies you will ever create in future.

Rich Tax Description Editor

12. Admin Management Xtended

Adds AJAX-driven options to some admin management pages with CMS-known functions without having to open the edit screens.

Admin Management Xtended

13. Recent Posts From Each Category

Automatically display recent posts from all/selected categories in box layout on homepage. You can fully configure the layout using shortcode generator.

Recent Posts From Each Category

14. Parent Category Toggler

Automatically toggle the parent categories when a sub category is selected.

Parent Category Toggler

15. Sub Categories Widget

Sometimes when you divide up your WordPress content into categories it all ends up in sub-categories of one or two main categories that don’t have any content themselves.

Sub Categories Widget