I have made extensive use of the AVH Extended Categories plug in for some time but the recent update has sent it into a ‘Black Hole’ .

This is a real pity because it is a far superior solution  for displaying categories then the default widget giving you the following options

  • Title of the widget.
  • Display as List or Drop-down.
  • Show number of posts (Count) after the category.
  • Hide empty categories.
  • Show categories hierarchical.
  • Show categories up to a certain depth. (Requires WordPress 2.8 or higher).
  • Sort by ID, Name,Count.
  • Sort ascending or descending.
  • Show RSS link after the category as text or image.
  • Select which categories to show. (Requires WordPress 2.5.1 or higher).
  • Fingers crossed that a fix will be available soon