How to Display All Categories in WordPress?

Displaying all categories in your WordPress website can be helpful in organizing your content and making it easier for visitors to navigate your site. WordPress offers a few simple ways to display all your categories, either directly in your theme files or within posts or pages using shortcodes.

  1. Using the wp_list_categories() function: This function is one of the most common ways to list all categories. Here’s a basic example:
$args = array(
  'orderby' => 'name',
  'order' => 'ASC'
wp_list_categories( $args );

This code lists all your categories alphabetically. You can place it in your theme files where you want the list to appear.

  1. Using a Widget: WordPress includes a built-in widget to display categories. To use it, navigate to Appearance > Widgets in your WordPress admin, and drag the ‘Categories’ widget to your desired widget area.

  2. Using a Shortcode: If you want to display categories within a post or page, you can use a plugin like “List categories shortcode” that allows you to add categories using a shortcode. After installing and activating the plugin, you can use the [categories] shortcode to list all categories in a post or page.

Remember, displaying all categories can be helpful for navigation, but if you have many categories, it can be overwhelming for visitors. Consider using drop-down menus or collapsible lists for a cleaner look.

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