I changed all my tags to categories some times ago, because I learned not all were being displayed. Tags only allow the 45 most used ones. I was able to show all categories on my blog, but the list is very long, so I am trying the Category Cloud widget. This can show up to 99. I'd still prefer all, but I like how it takes up less space.
On the widget form, there is a space to Exclude categories. Under this is the statement: "Category IDs, separated by commas."
I want to try and exclude some of the categories to show the ones I feel are more important. I checked my blog after saving the widget and the excluded categories are showing up. Does this mean Category IDs are something other than their names?
Or am I misunderstanding the Exclude option and the categories typed in are not hidden?
Thank you so much for your help.
The blog I need help with is birdingbunch.wordpress.com.