Playing around with categories in WordPress is not that difficult. As long as you know your way around your theme and WordPress functions, you won’t have a difficult time manipulating your categories. These 8 plugins make the process a bit easier:
AVH Extended Categories Widgets: adds 3 category widgets to WordPress. You can use this to display top and a group of categories in your sidebar. It enhances the default category widget and lets you exclude categories easily.
List category posts: lets you display posts from certain categories in your sidebar or on your pages/posts.
Restrict Categories: this plugin allows you to control which categories various user roles on your site can interact with (view, edit, …).
Multiple Category Selection Widget: makes it easier for your visitors to delve deeper into what your site has to offer and search through your categories.
Category Import: a cool plugin that saves you time creating categories in bulk. It comes handy for setting up large portals.
Post Category Only: don’t want to show posts from sub-categories on your category pages? This plugin takes care of that problem.
Ultimate Category Excluder: excluding categories from showing up on your site is not that difficult. This plugin makes the process easier as you won’t have to write a single line of code.
The above plugins for WordPress categories are useful if you want to manipulate your categories without having to write a single line of code. In many cases, you are better off making changes to your code. But it is nice to have other options.
Please add your plugin suggestions below.