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Hi :) I just bought your widget and i was wondering if its possible to use this widget with Theme Mareketify, and get the “download category” displayed in this widget ?? This is the only category I will be using in this Theme.

Hello. Unfortunately this plugin only for WP default category. For custom taxonomy you can use this http://codecanyon.net/item/taxography-premium-graphical-taxonomies/edit/1124074

This looks like just what I want. I have 2 questions:

- Can I display the categories in the default order they’re in, and/or in a specific order I say, one by one?

- Can I display a vertical grid of rectangular images, with the number of posts inside the image? as in, a stack of rectangle images with the number of posts inside each?


Yes it is, please check here in the sidebar: http://zourbuth.com/plugins/advanced-categories/count-ordering/

Your categories widget does not sort it properly, you should exclude the child categories from the counts.

We can set the category image width and height in pixels.

Hey man, thanks a lot for answering my questions :) I just installed your plugin and it looks beautiful, currently testing it here:


I have a few questions though…

1) Can I make the width of the table just be 100% of the table? so the image doesn’t stick out like it currently does.

2) Can I make the image bars have to padding between them?

3) Can I change the white background color to black?

Thank you, I love it :D

Try to put this custom CSS to the widget Custom Script & Style field:

<style type="text/css">
    a.acw-image > img {
        max-width: 100%;
        padding: 5px 5px 0 5px;

    ul.acw-grids {
        background: black;

I learned about your widget from a post created by Elegant Themes. I clicked on the link and purchased your product from Envanto and the plugin is not working? This is all the information we get…

Unpacking the package…

Installing the plugin…

The package could not be installed. No valid plugins were found.

Plugin install failed.

Return to Plugin Installer

Thank You For Your Time!


Please unzip the downloaded file from this site first. And upload the .zip file inside it to the plugin administration page. Hope this helps.

Thank You.

Hello, i am looking for an awesome category plugin for my http://goalkeeperguide.com website, but i noticed that your plugin havent been updated for about 1 year – is the plugin still developed and are new features to be expected? thanks in advance :)

Hello. This plugin works with the latest version.

I would like to exclude categories from the category widget. Will this do the trick? Thank you!

Yes, it is.


For this category plugin, category image automatically crop into Square. is it possible not to crop category image. can I keep image as size i upload.

Thank you for your help

Hello. I suggest you upload the exact size of the categories thumbnail size.

Having some issues using this plugin within Site Origin PageBuilder – unlike the Widgets category, the vertical list of option tabs don’t show up correctly; they’re dead links on top of an unstyled list of all the options.

This wouldn’t really bother me on the backend, but the code error is also preventing me from opening up any of the “Add Thumbnail” or “Add Image” buttons. But even in the Widgets area, assigning a default thumbnail has no effect on the frontend (though that’s probably more a theme issue than anything else).

Any ideas? I bought this plugin only as it seemed to allow for better styling than any other free plugin I could locate. Now I’m not so sure.


Hello cudak888.

If possible, please grant me access to the admin area via my profile page contact form.


Will do.

Hey Zourbuth,

I’m using your awesome “Advanced Categories Widget”

I have problems to get images in size 300×169. It always shows square images as thumbnails.


I have in setting/ media made the Thumbnail size 300×169. I have oploaded image to Edit category in size 300×169. I have in Avanced Categories widget setting/Layout made thumbnail Height & size into 300×169. But the outcome is ALWAYS square.

How do I change the size of image in Template Style Default-leftside?

With code do I change in the plugin?

Please help me. I have used hours for this.



Hello. Thanks for purchasing the plugin. Could you grant me access to site via the contact form in my profile page? http://codecanyon.net/user/zourbuth#contact


Please clear up any misunderstandings/ mistakes, due to language problems, and please fix the description/ explanation.

If you just want a list of categories/ custom taxonomy terms then all you need, from what I can tell, is the ‘Taxography – Graphical Taxonomy Terms’ plugins.

If you just want categories then you only need this plugin, Advanced Categories Widget.

You don’t need both.

Requested refund for this plugin.

Hello. Sorry for the delays during the new year.

Advanced Categories Widget is a widget that display only default WP categories.

Taxography can display categories, tags, or any custom taxonomies.

I have two sets of categories (5 in one set and 5 in the other) and want a widget that displays checkboxes within each set so a user can check one or more to filter the results. Can this plugin do this? Right now there are only nine posts but it will reach only about 25

Hi cagraphicdesign .

I am afraid this plugin can’t do that.

Hi there,

I have a very simple question. Essentially I’m trying to output the category image thumbnail elsewhere in the site (in the sidebar of category.php for a category archiev, and I was wondering how to do this.

Is there a simple piece of PHP i can use to do this?



Lovely, works. FYI – if anyone wants to do something similar this will do the trick below.

In my case I wanted to output a category image thumbnail if the category post DIDN’T belong to the “blog” category. If it does it uses the normal Wordpress featured image. Thank you so much Zourbuth!


foreach((get_the_category()) as $category) {

$cat_image = get_option(‘advanced_categories_widget_’ . $category->term_id );

$width = 150; $height = 150;

if ( in_category('blog') )  {
echo the_post_thumbnail( 'medium' );
} else {
echo ' ';



You’re welcome. Don’t forget the five stars rate :)

You got it :)

Hey there,

Just out of the blue there seems to be an error with Advanced Categories Widget. It’s 100% the plugin – I’ve disabled all other plugins and used other themes and it’s giving a “500 Internal Server Error error”. When I disable the plugin the error goes away.

Any idea as to why this might be happening?


No problem, just sent a message now..


anbrutog Purchased

Hi zourbuth, unfortunately this problem has re-surfaced, the plugin is creating 500 Internal Server errors again. Any idea why this is happening?

Hello, please enable WP_DEBUG, I believe it will show the error message.

i can’t download this plugin any more why? i pay for it

Please contact the support regarding this issue.


I just have a couple of question before purchasing.

1. Is it PHP7 compatible?

2. Can the categories be displayed without images if required or do I need to use CSS something like below?

a.acw-image { display: none; }

I just want to use this plugin to replace a non PHP 7 compatible plugin i currently use – at the moment I dont display images but all the other features of the widget are required.

Hello dugsnpubs.

Please send me private message http://codecanyon.net/user/zourbuth#contact, I will send you sample plugin.

Hi, just downloaded plug-in but would not install in my Wordpress page:

Unpacking the package…

Installing the plugin…

The package could not be installed. No valid plugins were found.

Plugin install failed.

Hello. Thanks for purchasing the plugin and sorry for all the delays here. Please unzip the downloaded file from this site first and upload the .zip file inside it to WordPress plugin administration page.

Hello I just bought the plugin and want to have control over the order in which categories are listed. Count, id, name or slug will not do. How does ‘term group’ function? I can add a custom integer term to the categories. Is that the way to go? what should its name be or how do I indicate to the plugin by what term to order? Thanks, Sharon


Actually there is no complete documentation for what the WordPress term_group does. But it is in the wp_terms table. If some categories have the same term_group in that table, they will be returned in result.

Thank you for the answer. I’m not sure what needs to be done with term_group. Is there a way for me to hook the list categories fetch done by the plugin and implement the get myself? I have done this many times, getting a list ordered by a specific term. I need a clean solution that will not involve touching the plugin files so nothing is overwritten when updating the plugin.


anbrutog Purchased

Hi Zourboth,

I got in touch with you last year about your Advanced Categories plugin because I was getting 500 errors. Now, the problem has resurfaced, specifically when I login to the site via /wp-login.php. Do you know why this might be?

Thank you..


Hello, please enable WP_DEBUG, I believe it will show the error message.


anbrutog Purchased

Hi Zourbuth, unfortunately that doesn’t show anything. This issue has happened before, and enabling WP_DEBUG didn’t fix anything. Can you check the previous email thread and see what the solution is?