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Reply To: Multiple Category Widgets

Jason Bobich

There is nothing in WordPress that would prevent you from dragging more than one instance of any widget into a sidebar. So, if this is happening on your admin panel under Appearance > Widgets, it means there is some error with something, maybe a third-party plugin that adds a widget’s options form incorrectly, maybe a browser issue.

Putting that aside, the default WordPress categories widget will not allow you to show anything but simply all categories, anyway. So, that’s not what you want. I would suggest searching around for some plugin you can experiment with like this one:

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