If you want show only some categories in wordpress menu than use following command in header.php.

<ul style=”float:left; width:840px;”>
php wp_list_categories(‘orderby=name&include=5,4,8,9,52,65,35’); ?>

If you want exclude some categories in wordpress menu than use following command in header.php.

php wp_list_categories(‘orderby=name&exclude=5,4,8,9,52,65,35’); ?>

Following Options we can use with “wp_list_categories” method.

<?php wp_list_categories( $args ); ?>

args = array(
'show_option_all' => ,
'orderby' => 'name',
'order' => 'ASC',
'show_last_update' => 0,
'style' => 'list',
'show_count' => 0,
'hide_empty' => 1,
'use_desc_for_title' => 1,
'child_of' => 0,
'feed' => ,
'feed_type' => ,
'feed_image' => ,
'exclude' => ,
'exclude_tree' => ,
'include' => ,
'current_category' => 0,
'hierarchical' => true,
'title_li' => __( 'Categories' ),
'number' => NULL,
'echo' => 1,
'depth' => 0 ); ?>


By default, the usage shows:

  • No link to all categories
  • Sorts the list of Categories by the Category name in ascending order
  • Does not show the last update (last updated post in each Category)
  • Displayed in an unordered list style
  • Does not show the post count
  • Displays only Categories with posts
  • Sets the title attribute to the Category Description
  • Is not restricted to the child_of any Category
  • No feed or feed image used
  • Does not exclude any Category and includes all Categories
  • Displays the active Category with the CSS Class-Suffix ‘ current-cat’
  • Shows the Categories in hierarchical indented fashion
  • Display Category as the heading over the list
  • No SQL LIMIT is imposed (‘number’ => 0 is not shown above)
  • Displays (echos) the categories
  • No limit to depth
  • All categories.

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