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Admin Category Tree


This plugin is very useful if you have a lot of categories in more then one level.
It helps to see the only the first level categories at first. You can open the submenus by click on the +buttons

* Submenus are collapsed-in by default
* Toggle(open/close) submenus by + / – Buttons
* Categories appears in bold if there have a submenu

It’s very lightweight plugin. A simple solution by adding few lines of CSS an JS to the admin-area. less code, simple work. 😉

You found a bug or have any questions or wishes? Please let me comment there OR submit bugs and patches to


  • Submenus are collapsed-in by default
  • After clicking Products+ and Clothes+


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. That’s it! Look at the Category-View e.g. in « New Post »


Why moves a category to the top of the list (and out of the submenu-tree) after being selected?

By default WordPress show all selected categories on top of the list. I don’t changed this behavior.


7 setembre 2019
Very helpful plugin. I have 800 categories in woocommerce and it's hard to search without this plugin.
10 decembre 2018
Sorry, is a great plugin, but now, and without any update, don't work.
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Refactored Code and updated readme


  • First version