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widget_categories_args filter-hook . WP 2.8.0

Filters the arguments for the Categories widget.


add_filter( 'widget_categories_args', 'filter_function_name_239', 10, 2 );
function filter_function_name_239( $cat_args, $instance ){
	// filter...

	return $cat_args;
An array of Categories widget options.
Array of settings for the current widget.


  • Since 4.9.0 Added the $instance parameter.

Where the hook is called

wp-includes/widgets/class-wp-widget-categories.php 124
wp_list_categories( apply_filters( 'widget_categories_args', $cat_args, $instance ) );

Where the hook is used (in WP core)

Does not used.