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Recent Categories


Widget to display your site’s most recent categories.

Current options:

  • Max number of categories to display
  • Title
  • Display date
  • Icon (if set by Simple Cateogry Icon)
  • Display post count



  • screenshot-1.png widget shown in sidebar of Twenty Fifteen


Enable the widget in the sidebar

  1. Upload widget.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place <?php the_widget('Recent_Categories_Widget'); ?> in your templates
  4. Or add the widget to your dynamic sidebar in the dashboard (Appearance -> Widgets).


What options are there?

You can set the max number of categories to show, the title, display icon, and the date.

How can I contribute?

Feel free to submit an issue or a pull-request on GitHub.

What is the best way to contact you?

Check out my website for a list of ways to do just that!


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Contributors & Developers

“Recent Categories” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Initial Release



  • Rewrite
  • Added post count option


  • Added before_title and after_title support
  • Bug fixes