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Colorful Categories

New Categories widget in the awesome style! Bring colours to your categories widget - make every category in own colour.

New Categories widget in the awesome style! Bring colours to your categories widget - make every category in own colour.

All colours are stored as term meta variables.

Features:

  • custom taxonomies support
  • manually customize colours for each category
  • intelligent (automatic) colours selection
  • different themes
  • easy to customize
  • responsive and flexible widget
Author Loyalty Manufaktur
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Contributors loyaltymanufaktur
Tags categories, colored, colorful categories, widget
  1. colorful-categories screenshot 1

    Categories widget in bubble theme.

  2. colorful-categories screenshot 2

    Categories widget in box theme.

  3. colorful-categories screenshot 3

    Page to manage categories with new column 'Color'.

  1. Unzip the archive on your computer
  2. Upload colorful-categories directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  4. Add widget to the sidebar on the page 'Widgets'. You can change widget title, taxonomy, theme and show/hide posts count
  5. (optional) Customize colours on the page to manage categories (under the column 'Color')

2.0.1

  • Improved update script.

2.0.0

  • Plugin completely updated to work with the Wordpress term meta. All the stored data is moved from the options table to the termmeta table.

1.1.2

Fixed option "Show empty categories" in the widget settings.

1.1.1

  • Compatibility with the latest version of Wordpress.

1.1.0

  • Minor improvements and optimization.

1.1.0

  • Fixed issue with the browser cache.
  • Fixed issue with an empty color cell right after the adding of new category/tag.
  • Improved functionality: color will be removed from the database after removing the related term.
  • Small minor improvements.

1.0.6

  • Added a few new filters for better customization.
  • A lot of small improvements, fixes and updates.

1.0.5

  • Added field to limit categories to be displayed for the widget.
  • Fixed field to select theme.

1.0.4

  • Added field to exclude categories from the widget.

1.0.3

  • Fixed colours column.

1.0.2

  • Fixed link to the term (category, tag, etc).

1.0.1

  • Added support for non hierarchical taxonomies.
  • Added customizable message 'List is empty' in case if there is nothing to display in the widget.

1.0

  • Initial release.

How to assign new colour?

Open the page to edit tags or categories and change the colour in the column "Color".

How does intelligent color selection work?

Plugin do checks if the category name contains one of the key words and set the pre-defined colour for this category. For example category that contains Facebook will be colored to the dark blue colour.

How to get a color for a specific category?

Use Wordpress default function: get_term_meta($term_id, 'cc_color', true);

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Version 2.0.1

Requires WordPress version: 4.4 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 12 Dec 2016

Date Added: 19 Sep 2014

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