WP Category Dropdown


WP Category Dropdown plugin displays parent and child categories in a dropdown. You can select the parent category and display a dropdown for the child categories of the selected parent. If the selected parent category does not have a child category, you will be automatically directed to the category page.

You can use the shortcode or the widget to display the dropdown categories.

You can learn more at gcsdesign.com/wp_category_dropdown


  • The dropdown widget
  • Dropdown widget display on the front end


Dieses Plugin unterstützt 1 Block.

  • WP Category Dropdown


Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the \’Add New\‘ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for \’wp category dropdown\‘
  3. Click \’Install Now\‘
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the \’Add New\‘ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the \’Upload\‘ area
  3. Select wp-category-dropdown.zip from your computer
  4. Click \’Install Now\‘
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download wp-category-dropdown.zip
  2. Extract the wp-category-dropdown directory to your computer
  3. Upload the wp-category-dropdown directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard


Does the dropdown work with custom taxonomies?

Yes! It works with custom taxonomies.


14. Juni 2023 1 reply
WordPress 6.22BeaverBuilder Pro I've spent a considerable amount of time trying out different plugins that will give me a category dropdown with the option to choose the categories for display, that would also work with BeaverBuilder / Beaver Themer. This one does the trick! It's better than BB's own Categories Widget, and very stable. Great work!
19. September 2021
I used it on a big project of mine with Woocommerce categories. It works perfectly, it only needs an option for multiple childs selection. Hope it will be added with an update.
11. November 2019
Perfect plugin for search. Shows woocommerce parent and sub product category accurately. Great customer service as well.
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  • Fixed the issue of default text going to 404 page


  • Updated to work with WP 6.0


  • Multiple dropdowns can be added on the same page
  • The hide empty categories and the show count options now work for both parent and child category dropdowns


  • Added align support to the category dropdown block


  • Categories can be excluded from the dropdown


  • Added a block to display the parent and child category dropdowns


  • The plugin works with the custom category base in permalinks settings


  • Fixed the issue of sub categories not showing up properly


  • First release