WP Hide Categories

Hides selected categories from lists. You can manage this from your admin panel, so you don’t need to open template
codes to add exclude parameter to wp_list_categories function. Essentially it adds exclude parameter to wp_list_categories
function but it’s so easy now. You can manage via admin panel.

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Latest version: Download WP Hide Categories v1.0 [zip] (Downloaded times)


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  1. Unzip into your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. That’s it 🙂
  4. Go admin panel and manage hidden categories.


For changelog go here.

8 thoughts on “WP Hide Categories

  1. Seán McMahon

    I’m testing your plug-in on our new site and it hides categories well. However, if I try to link to a hidden category I get a 404 error. Can categories be hidden from menu display, but still accessible through other links.

    I’m on WP v. 3.0.1.

    Thanks for the great plug-in.

  2. Kevin o' Reilly

    Have only one category ‘Uncategorized’

    Made that a ‘hidden category’

    Posts still show “Posted in Uncategorized”

  3. juan

    I installed your plugin, but you never said Where in the admin panel I can make these changes. can you tell me the exact location?

  4. lina


    i’m admin of the site above, and on our category list i cannot get rid of one called “uncategory”. There is no checkbox to delete it or perform other actions on admin panel and there is a note at the bottom : “Deleting a category does not delete the posts in that category. Instead, posts that were only assigned to the deleted category are set to the category uncategory”. I want to make uncategory be invisible on the site. Therefore I have installed your plugin for hiding categories, but don’t see any additional toolbar or buttons on my admin panel so I could hide/unhide categories. I’m using WP 2.9.2.

    Thank you.

  5. Gabi


    >Go admin panel and manage hidden categories.
    What do you actually mean by “admin panel”?
    I have activated the plugin but I see no change anywhere and no way to hide categories.



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