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    I have the category widget installed in my secondary sidebar (left) at  I do not want “Featured Posts for Dynamic Content Gallery” showing up in the list.  How do I “hide” this category?


    Bill Murray
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    It’s not possible using the pre-installed category widget. Have a look at this WP codex page on the template tag wp_list_categories.

    That’s how you can fully customize the category list. If you’re a coder, you could put that into a shortcode with parameters, and then put the shortcode into a text widget. You could implement the parameters that you find most useful, and that would make it pretty flexible.

    If PHP isn’t your thing, you could see if there’s a plugin with a more powerful category widget. Just try a search on the WP plugin repo.

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    Chris Cree
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    You can also cheat it with CSS. Add something like this to your style.css file and that category will be hidden wherever you use that widget.

    [css].widget_categories .cat-item-4 {
    display: none;

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