This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Categories in Hierarchical Order

Description

This plugin contains functionality to let you maintain default hierarchical order of categories when you select and save them for a post in your WordPress Admin Post Editor.

The selected category/categories, to which a post belongs, are by default pushed at the top in the Category tab while saving the post. Whereas activating Categories in Hierarchical Order plugin will keep the position of selected category/categories unchanged as per their parent/child relationship.

For support, use support page available here or visit the page at our official website. A GitHub repo is also there to post issues, contribution and feature requests.

Screenshots

  • WordPress default category order
  • Category hierarchy maintained by the plugin

Installation

This section describes how to install the Plugin and get it working.

e.g.

  1. Install Categories in Hierarchical Order plugin either via the WordPress.org plugin directory or by uploading the categories-in-hierarchical-order folder to /wp-content/plugins/ directory at your server
  2. Activate the Plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. You are ready

FAQ

Is this plugin compatible with custom taxonomies?

Yes, this plugin supports custom taxonomy

Is there any setting option with this plugin?

No, this plugin hasn’t any setting

Reviews

يوليوز 19, 2019
Does the trick perfectly, thanks! 🙂
مارس 6, 2019
Don't understand why this plug-in doesn't have more reviews. It's one of the first I install. I have sites with a subject category and then a subject-date category. this allows me to keep the dates with the categories without naming them with both the category and the date. Otherwise, I would see 1978 chosen but not be able to check that I had chosen photos>1978 or notes>1978. Repeating the category name with every date would add twice the number of terms in far too many places.
يوليوز 26, 2018
Why is this not part of the WordPress core yet? This plugin fixed my ugly looking category structure! Thanks guys!
غشت 19, 2017
Does exactly what should be the default option in WordPress, great! Sorely needed if you have many categories (possibly with very similar names) and rely on a complex hierarchy.
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Contributors & Developers

“Categories in Hierarchical Order” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.3.1

  • Security improvement by blocking direct file access

1.3

  • GitHub and support links updated
  • Tested up to WordPress version 4.9.8

1.2

  • Changed the Class constructor for compatibility to PHP 7

1.1

  • Tested to support latest WordPress version

1.0

  • Maintain category hierarchical order