WordPress Tutorials

How to Show Empty Categories in WordPress Widgets

By default the WordPress category widget does not show empty categories. Today i will show you how to display empty categories in WordPress widgets.

How to Show Empty Categories in WordPress Widgets

First thing you need to do is add this simple code snippet in your child theme‘s functions.php file or a site specific plugin.

add_filter( 'widget_categories_args', 'wpb_force_empty_cats' );
function wpb_force_empty_cats($cat_args) {
$cat_args['hide_empty'] = 0;
return $cat_args;


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