Category widget question

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    Can I prevent a specific category from showing in the category sidebar widget? In my case, I don’t want “uncategorized” to show, as I’ve tailored categories in a heirarchy of named groups. I still need to keep ‘uncategorized’ as a category, since some posts will not pertain to any of the named groups, but I don’t want ‘uncategorized’ inserting itself within the heirarchy in the sidebar.

    I tried renaming it ‘.No taxon’ (with the period to keep it outside of the heirarchy), but now I’m getting this nonsense term showing up in category clouds about my blog.

    Maybe it isn’t possible, but it sure would be nice to have a ‘privacy’ option for categories (as exists for ‘links’).

    My search prior to posting provided no clues.

    The blog I need help with is


    No it’s not possible. But I really don’t understand why you’d want to omit one category drom showing in the sidebar: how would visitors find those posts in that case?

    Anyway, would you care for a blank instead of a name? That would show up before the others in the list.

    What would really be good is if we could arrange categories in separate groups (just as we can with links). Perhaps you could suggest this to staff in the Ideas section of the forum.



    Thanks, panaghiotisadam. The categories in my blog are a heirarchy of animal and plant groups. I use tags for general post labels, including those which don’t reference any animals or plants (and hence are ‘uncategorized’). Oh, well – thanks for answering the question, even though it wasn’t the answer I was hoping for.


    Are you aware of the fact that the tag cloud doesn’t show ALL tags?


    And I think if you write the category as “[Uncategorized posts]” it will show up last in the list thanks to the bracket.



    I like the brackets better than the period. I went with [No taxon].

    Thanks for the input.


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