‘Categories by Tag Table’ allows you to display all your Categories as rows and Tags as columns in a html pivot table.
Once activated it will replace the text ‘[CATS_BY_TAGS_TABLE]‘ in any post or page with a table.
Each cell displays the number of published posts that are in both the category and have the tag, and a URL link to those posts.
It might be a useful way to list your content for navigation or embed as a menu.
The options menu allows you to:
* specify whether Categories are rows with tags as columns in the table or vice versa;
* specify the title text displayed in the top left cell;
* specify the url to your own CSS stylesheet to customise the styling to match your site;
* specify what to show in any empty cells;
* specify any charicters to remove from your Tag & Category names;
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- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Configure through the ‘Options’ menu under Settings / Categories by Tag
- Finally include the text ‘[CATS_BY_TAGS_TABLE]‘ in any post or page content
- alternatively you may place the following php code in your
Can I customise the css styles of the table
You can specify the style most of the table elements through linking to an external stylesheet of your own and styling the elements within the
The best way to do this is to copy the default stylesheet
default-css-settings.css(downloaded with the plugin), edit it as you see fit and then save this new file somewhere else on your website.
Finally provide the URL to your new stylesheet in the options.
The Table Header looks really weird in my old browser
Modern browsers should render the header as text rotated rather than stacked vertically, this usually looks much better.
However if you have problems in Internet Explorer, then its probably this “nifty rotate text” css rule.
To fix this edit the stylesheet (either the default one called
default-css-settings.cssvia the plugin editor, or your own external one if you have used the option above) and completely delete the three lines marked that look like this…
filter:flipv fliph !important;
Then replace them with…
You need to edit the following lines in the plugin file
(You can do this from within WordPress using the plugin editor at
so from line 111 in the file the plugin default code is….
‘orderby’ => ‘name’,
‘order’ => ‘ASC’,
‘taxonomy’ => ‘category’
$tag_args=array( 'orderby' => 'name', 'order' => 'ASC', 'taxonomy' => 'post_tag' );
you need to replace the
'DESC'in both places, save the changes and it should work .
Can I display the count of all posts (drafts + private) not just those that are published?
Yes just delete the following line…
$countsql.=”JOIN $wpdb->posts AS E ON E.ID = A.object_id AND E.post_status = ‘publish’ “;
from the plugin file
Can I use images instead?
Have a look at version 1002.14 its adapated specially to use images
Contributors & Developers
“Categories by Tag Table” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
Bug fix for database errors with WP 4.1.2
Remove empty rows
CSS3 solution to rotating Header text
2nd Bug Fix for WP 4.1.1
Bug Fix for WP 4.1.1
No longer counts Draft or Private Posts only Public ones.
Bug Fix for renumbered categories in WP 4.0
Update to ensure compatability with WP 3.5.0
Further improvements to the MySQL Querys for even better efficiency
Improvements to the MySQL Querys used for better efficiency
Minor revisions and improvements to the new stylesheet options
Option to link to an external stylesheet of your choice, instead of just the style element for the td cells
a dud upload – no idea what happened here!
A major revision of the code and some new options
Some minor spelling corrections
New options added
Tidy up a few minor bits and bobs
First stable release
A custom version to display images