Have a major network of sites that needs some structure? Site Categories gives you the simple tools you need to actually categorize the sites on your network!
- ability to show site Avatars
- nested categories
- works with Pro Sites
- easily create and edit new categories
- add custom icons to categories
- control how many options your users have for their own categories
- display categories as unordered list, ordered list, accordion style, or grid style
- fine-tuned control over different elements regardless of display style
- control display of individual category pages
- easy-to-implement category selection form for new users
- widget for categories displayed as a list
- widget for categories displayed as a cloud
- widget for sites from an individual category
And more sorting and categorizing goodness!
Helpful for teams, school districts, online communities, online malls, and any other place where you may need multiple sites that you can categorize. Use as a page or widget!
Your Network Just Got More Networky
The lack of categories on Multisite is a major weakness in our view. And so we fixed that.
With the Site Categories plugin, your network becomes a network to ALL visitors, not just backend admins. Categorize and tie sites together as you like. You can also allow users to pick which category their own sites belong to.
Take a look at what you’ll be able to do with Site Categories.
Display Your Categories
You’re given a number of different ways to display your categories.
Below is an example of the grid layout.
This is an example of an accordion layout (i.e. the section expands down when the header link is clicked).
For each type of layout, you have a number of options to give you more control. Here’s an example of the options for the grid layout.
You’re also given control over how individual category pages are displayed. Here are some setting examples.
Here’s an example of a individual category page with an icon to the left and then a site description out to the right.
User Sign Ups
When users register, they can choose which category they should be in. Here’s a look at the options you can configure for sign up.
And here’s a look at how it might appear to a new user signing up to your site.
This plugin comes with three widgets for displaying your categories.
The first widget allows you display site categories along with the number of sites in each category. As you would expect, you have plenty of options with the widget, including ordering options and icon size.
The second widget is a categories cloud widget — again, with a number of options for more control.
And the third widget is a single-site category widget. It displays sites from within a specified category.
Setting Up Categories
Creating new categories (and editing them) is as easy as creating a regular WordPress category.
Categories are also able to display your custom icons. These will be present when you’re ready to display your different site categories.
You’re also able to control how much control your users have over their site categories (should you offer them ability to have site categories).
Major Weakness No More!
The lack of built-in categories for WordPress Multisite is a major weakness. Most anyone running a Multisite install would agree with that. But fear not — the Site Categories plugin fixes that. Major WordPress weakness no more!
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