WordPress Category Widgets plugin – display different widgets for different categories

Today, I have developed another plugin for WordPress which I named ‘Category Widgets’ plugin and as usual nothing more peaceful rather than sharing with the community.

Using this plugin, you can display a text widget for any specific category and/or its sub-categories. For example, you want to show different sidebar banners based on different category. It is easy using this plugin. Just create a new widget and select the category.

I have found another plugin for almost the same purpose. That plugin lacks of capability of displaying in the subcategories. That mean it does not work for the sub-categories of the selected category. In this plugin, I have made that feature and also optionally you can disable that feature too.


  1. WordPress 2.8+


Download WordPress Repo



  1. Download the above archive
  2. Extract it
  3. Upload to wp-content/plugins directory
  4. Goto administration panel of WordPress and the Plugins section
  5. Activate the Plugin by click Activate link
  6. Goto Appearance -> Widgets
  7. Drag the widget from the left side to your expected sidebar. You can add as many as you want. Configure the widget and save.
  8. You’r done!

Please don’t forget to say thanks, bug reports, feedbacks, suggestions and/or advices :).


Just few hours ago, the plugin is approved in the wordpress plugin repository. You can now find it there too.