FSM Backend Category Organizer

Description

FSM Backend Category Organizer allows you to group and organize the categories on the post editing page, making it easier to sort through them in environments where there are large quantity of categories.

The limitations of WordPress in assigning categories

By default, the WordPress category assignment box shows the categories in a list format only. This can cause usability problems in environments with a lot of categories, especially when the users must scroll down a lot to see all of them.

In addition, it’s impossible to check at a glance all the categories that have already been assigned, due to the small dimensions of the box.

The FSM Backend Category Organizer solution

FSM Backend Category Organizer allows you to present the categories in a different and more organized way. Any main category can become a tab that will display only their sub-categories, separately from the rest. You can create as many category tabs as you wish and order them however you want.

All assigned categories can be viewed at a glance in a list format, regardless of which tab has been marked in. From this list they can also be deselected quickly.

The plugin also allows you to show and hide the standard “All Categories” tab.

Translations

The plugin comes up with 3 complete translations:

  • English (en)
  • Spanish (es_ES)
  • Catalan (ca)

Some tips

The new category assignment box can be moved to any position within the post editing page. It is recommended that you bring it to the main column, the widest, for a better fit.

Coming soon

  • Mix categories in any group, no matter their hierarchies.
  • Control which users can organize categories.
  • (Got more ideas? We are open to hear!)

Screenshots

  • Plugin configuration panel.
  • Plugin in the post edit page.

Installation

  1. Upload fsm-backend-category-organizer to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Settings -> FSM Backend Category Organizer. Here you can start the plugin and choose which categories you want to organize.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload fsm-backend-category-organizer to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Settings -> FSM Backend Category Organizer. Here you can start the plugin and choose which categories you want to organize.
In what cases can this plugin be useful?

In environments with large amounts of hierarchical categories, such as lists of geographical areas, catalogs of books or films, thematic sections of news, etc.

Does this plugin modify how the categories are displayed in the public area?

Absolutely not. The organization only affects how the categories are displayed on the post edition page.

What happens to my categories if I deactivate or uninstall the plugin?

Nothing will happen, since the plugin does not change the true hierarchy of the categories. It only displays them in a more efficient way.

Is it compatible with WPML?

Yes, the plugin uses the language you defined in WPML as your main language to organize the categories, but shows them translated in the post edit page if the editor is using a different language.

Contributors & Developers

“FSM Backend Category Organizer” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“FSM Backend Category Organizer” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “FSM Backend Category Organizer” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.01

  • Minor text domain / localization changes
  • Removed duplicated “all categories” tab

1.0

  • First release.