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TwoColCats is a simple WordPress Plugin.

It provides a WordPress Widget that displays the list of categories in
two or more columns in your sidebar. Use it instead of the built-in categories

It displays only the level-1 categories.


Thanks for your interest!

-Dino Chiesa


  • This shows the rendering of the Widget in the sidebar of a WP blog.
  • This is a reminder to activate twocolcats in the Plugins menu in the WP Admin backend
  • Configuring the settings for the twocolcats widget in the WP Admin backend.


  1. Download and unzip into the
    /wp-content/plugins/ directory

  2. From the WordPress admin backend, Activate the plugin through the
    ‘Plugins’ menu

  3. From the WordPress admin backend, in the Widgets menu, drag-and-drop
    the widget to your sidebar. You can place it in any position you

  4. Specify the settings for the widget:
    Title, number of columns, margins, and whether to include post

That’s it !


Really? A widget for two-column category display?

Yes. Really.

I looked for something like this and didn’t find it.
Baffling. So I built one.

Seriously? There isn’t one of these already?

I don’t think so.

Will it work with XXXX theme?

I don’t know. You’ll just have to try it out. It works with the themes
I tried.

How did you get to be so awesome?

Some say I was born this awesome, but it’s not true. It’s something I’ve
worked at all my life.


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  • tested on WordPress v3.9.1. No code changes.


  • initial release