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Change “Select Category” Name Within Category Dropdown Widget

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Do you want to change the default “select category” name to personalize it? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to change “select category” name within category dropdown widget.

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function _category_dropdown_filter( $cat_args ) {
	$cat_args['show_option_none'] = __('My Category');
	return $cat_args;
}
add_filter( 'widget_categories_dropdown_args', '_category_dropdown_filter' );

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

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Comments  Leave a Reply

  1. Thanks for this. The solution I was after.

  2. Awesome. How would you accomplish this same thing for the Archives widget?

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