How do you show all the question categories and tags using the widgets

I have created a new Q&A site for RC stuff. I added numerous categories and tags. However i don't have any questions posted as of yet. In the categories widget it just says "no categories" which isn't very confidence inspiring to someone who might want to post a question. Is there a way to show all the categories and tags in the widgets even if there are no questions yet?


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    • WPMU DEV Initiate


    Greetings and thanks for posting on the forums.

    This is something which is not possible out of the box. So till the time you do not have questions posted in categories, you can use a text widget to show direct links to the categories and tags.

    WordPress would not display a link unless there is no content posted in that particular category.

    Even if it displayed the link and someone clicks on it its gonna return a page like this :

    as compared with the one containing a question.

    I will suggest you to create a few categories and post some sample questions (generic ones) so that they appear fine.

    I hope that helps. Please feel free to ask if you have more questions on the same.


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