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.

Most Popular Categories


This is just a small WordPress plugin that lists the most popular categories by post count in a widget. Includes several options.

Useful for blogs with many categories and just want to list the most popular.

For Themes that do not support Widgets, you can now put this code anywhere in your template:

Support and Feature requests are on my forums at


  • The widget


  1. Download and extract file.
  2. Upload the folder containing the Plugin files to your WordPress Plugins folder (usually ../wp-content/plugins/ folder).
  3. Activate the Plugin via the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Go to Widgets section to add the widget to sidebar.


There are no reviews for this plugin.

Contributors & Developers

“Most Popular Categories” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed bug with incorrect category permalinks


  • Added function for themes that don’t support widgets
  • Option to exclude categories with 0 posts


  • Initial release