WordPress Real Category Management - Custom category term order / Tree view

WordPress Real Category Management - Custom category term order / Tree view

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Turn your Wordpress categories to the next level with ultra fast organization mode. Manage categories in an explorer-like tree view and create a custom category order.

RCM (Real Categories Management) allows you to organize all your wordpress categories within the main screen – easy and flexible.

Use your mouse (or touch) to drag and drop your posts. Create, rename, delete or reorder your categories. It works fine with every custom post type and WooCommerce products. Just install this plugin and it works fine with all your written posts. It also supports multisite.

If you buy, you get: Forever FREE updates and high quality and fast support.

Table of contents

What’s new?




  • WordPress 5.0 / Gutenberg ready
  • Flexible view of your categories structure
  • Drag and drop your posts
  • Works fine with WooCommerce products and product attributes
  • Just install and it works with your current categories
  • Move or append to category
  • Supports custom post types
  • Supports multiple taxonomies and WooCommerce product attributes
  • No annoying page reload while switching the content (pagination, category switch, taxonomy switch) – it works like infinite scroll for your WP List tables
  • Full control for your folders in one toolbar (create, rename, delete, rearrange)
  • Custom term order for your front end order (drag & drop)
  • Compatible with touch devices
  • Supports multisite
  • 6 months support Included
  • Forever free updates


Question? Write a comment here

Does it work with WooCommerce? Yes.

What should i do if the plugin does not work correct after version update? Please clear the browser cache by reloading the page (CTRL + R).

Extended license doesn’t cover multiple uses. You need to purchase a regular or an extended license for every site.

Installation and Compatibility

If you buy this item you will become an introduction how to install the plugin.

The Real Categories Management plugin is compatible with all wordpress themes and plugins. For example: You bought a theme on themeforest like the X Theme, Avada, Bridge, Salient, Be Theme or Enfold? No Problem! It also works great with Visual Composer, Justified Image Grid and Slider Revolution.

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10 December 2018 - Version 3.2.1 - Added notice to the tree if the product is not yet registered 27 October 2018 - Version 3.2.0 - Added auto update functionality - Fixed bug with new created folders and droppable posts - (developers only) Fixed bug with WPML API requests 17 August 2018 - Version 3.1.1 HOTFIX - Fixed bug with relocating categories to a category with no childs yet 05 August 2018 - Version 3.1.0 - Improved the custom order performance - Improved the way of handling custom order - Fixed bug with mass categories - Fixed bug with "Plain" permalink structure - Fixed bug with collapsable/expandable folders 20 July 2018 - Version 3.0.6 - Improved error handling with plugins like Clearfy - Fixed bug with "&" in category names - Fixed bug with PHP 5.3 - Fixed bug with non-SSL API root urls - Fixed bug with pagination in list mode after switching folder - (developers only) Fixed bug with Gutenberg 3.1.x ( 15 June 2018 - Version 3.0.5 - Added compatibility with WP Dark Mode plugin - Added help message if WP REST API is not reachable through HTTP verbs - Fixed bug with scroll container in media modal in IE/Edge/Firefox - (developers only) Use global WP REST API parameters instead of DELETE / PUT 4 June 2018 - Version 3.0.4 - Fixed bug with spinning loader when permalink structure is "Plain" - Fixed bug with german translation - Fixed bug with IE11/Edge browser 17 May 2018 - Version 3.0.3 - Fixed bug with WPML and fetching a tree from another language within admin dashboard 08 May 2018 - Version 3.0.2 - Improved performance - Fixed bug with switching from category to "All posts" - (developers only) Added Mobx State Tree for frontend state management 09 March 2018 - Version 3.0.1 - Fixed bug with mobile devices 02 March 2018 - Version 3.0.0 - Complete code rewrite - ... Same functionality with improved performance - ... with an eye on smooth user interface and experience - The plugin is now available in the following languages: English, German - Fixed bug with WooCommerce 3.3.x product attributes - (developers only) Sidebar is now fully written in ReactJS v16 - (developers only) The plugin is now bundled with webpack v3 - (developers only) Minimum of PHP 5.3 required now (in each update you'll find v2.4 for PHP 5.0+ compatibility) - (developers only) Minimum of WordPress 4.4 required now (in each update you'll find v2.4 for 4.0+ compatibility) - (developers only) PHP Classes modernized with autoloading and namespaces - (developers only) WP REST API v2 for API programming, no longer use admin-ajax.php for your CRUD operations - (developers only) Implemented cachebuster to avoid cache problems - (developers only) ApiGen for PHP Documentation - (developers only) JSDoc for JavaScript Documentation - (developers only) apiDoc for API Documentation - (developers only) WP HookDoc for Filters & Actions Documentation - (developers only) Custom filters and actions which affected the tree ouput are now removed, you have to do this in JS now - (developers only) All JavaScript events / hooks are removed now - contact me so I can implement for you 16 January 2018 - Version 2.4 - Added support for WooCommerce attributes (through an option) - Improved the tax switcher (when multiple category types are available) 24 November 2017 - Version 2.3.2 - Fixed bug with hidden sidebar without resized before - (developers only) Added filter to hide category try for specific taxonomies (RCL/Available) 31 October 2017 - Version 2.3.1 HOTFIX - Fixed bug after creating a new post the nodes are not clickable - Fixed bug when switching taxonomy when fast mode is deactivated 28 October 2017 - Version 2.3 - Added ability to expand/collapse the complete sidebar by doubleclick the resize button - Fixed bug with WooCommerce 3.x - Fixed bug with touch devices (no dropdown was touchable) - Fixed bug with ESC key in rename mode - Fixed bug with creating a new folder and switch back to previous - Fixed bug with taxonomy switcher (especially WooCommerce products) - (developers only) Improved the save of localStorage items within one row per tree instance 22 September 2017 - Version 2.2.1 - Improved the tax switcher when more than two taxonomies are available - Fixed bug when switching to an taxonomy with no categories - (developers only) Added new filter to disable RCL sorting mechanism 24 June 2017 - Version 2.2 - Added full compatibility with WordPress 4.8 - Added ESC to close the rename category action - Added F2 handler to rename a category - Added double click event to open category hierarchy - Added search input field for categories - Fixed bug with some browsers when local storage is disabled 24 March 2017 - Version 2.1.1 - Added as author url - Improved the way of rearrange mode, the folders gets expand after 700ms of hover - Fixed bug with > 600 categories - Fixed bug with styles and scripts - Fixed bug with rearrange 24 November 2016 - Version 2.1 - Added new version of AIO tree view (1.3.1) - Added the MatthiasWeb promotion dialog - Added responsivness - Improved performance with lazy loading of categories - Improved changelog - (developers only) Use rootParentId in jQuery AIO tree - (developers only) Fixed bug with jQuery AIO tree version when RML is enabled 09. September 2016 - Version 2.0.2 HOTFIX - (developers only) Conflict with jQuery.allInOneTree 02. September 2016 - Version 2.0.1 - Added minified scripts and styles - Fixed capability bug while logged out - (developers only) Added Javascript polyfill's to avoid browser incompatibility - (developers only) Fixed bug for crashed safari browser - (developers only) Fixed bug with boolval function 08 August 2016 - Version 2.0 - Added more userfriendly toolbar (ported from RML) - Added fixed header - Added "fast mode" for switching between taxonomies without page reload - Added "fast mode" for switching between categories without page reload - Added "fast mode" for switching between pages without page reload - Added taxonomy to pages - Added custom order for taxonomies - Added new advertisment system for MatthiasWeb - (developers only) Complete recode of PHP and Javascript 20 January 2016 - Version 1.1.1 - added facebook advert on plugin activation - fixed count of categories 28 November 2015 - Version 1.1 - fixed conditional tag to create / sort items - fixed hierarchical read of categories - fixed append method with CTRL - now tap and hold any key to append 13 November 2015 - Version 1.0.2 - removed unnecessary code - fixed jquery conflict 10 November 2015 - Version 1.0.1 - fixed javascript error for firefox, ie and opera 08 November 2015 - Version 1.0 - initial review