Product Category Dropdowns


This plugin displays a drop-down select with WooCommerce product categories.
After selecting the root category it displays another drop-down with sub categories and so on.
When the last sub category is selected it will redirect to the category page.

It is possible to select just one or two selects and click the search button.

It displays only the categories that have products.

Main Features:

  • Displays product categories as dependent drop-down selects.
  • Can be added to any page as a widget or with a shortcode.

You can check a demo page here:

You can read the installation instructions here:

Simple Code Idea:

The idea of this plugin is to keep the base version as simple as possible.
And to add the new features as modifications.

This plugin has just 7 files to make it easy to use and customize. If you need more features check the modifications page

Contact me by email if you have questions or need help.


Available Languages

  • English (Default)


Full documentation is available here.


  • Category Dropdowns widget on the Widgets page in WordPress dashboard.
  • Search by Category search box on the Shop page.


Requires WordPress 4.7, WooCommerce 3.0

  1. Unzip the downloaded zip file.
  2. Upload the plugin folder into the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress site.
  3. Activate Product Category Dropdowns from Plugins page.

Contact me by email if you have questions or need help.


Ogwomunaana (Muwakanya) 18, 2022 2 replies
Exactly what I needed for Vehicle Make > Model > Year category dropdowns. I appreciate the lightweight code that did not slow down the site, which was my biggest concern as I tested various plugins. The modifications page was also very helpful for the customizations I needed. Awesome plugin.
Gatonnya 19, 2022 1 reply
It extremely slows down website. Don't install !!
Ogwekkuminogumu (Museenene) 13, 2020
I, usually, don't make much reviews, but i have to give 5 stars to this plugin for the simplicity and precision. I have used filter plugins and other different plugins and this simplified my store.
Ogwomunaana (Muwakanya) 24, 2020
Truly awesome. Easy to use. Did the trick instantly. Thank you!
Kafuumuulampawu 14, 2020
This is the exact function I was looking for. Ease and functional, it's working properly with the last Wordpress update. Thanks for your time and share this awesome work. Is it possible to show the subcategories selectors before you select the parent category? My client wants that function to fill the space in the form. Thank you anyway for this. Greetings.
Read all 10 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Product Category Dropdowns” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Product Category Dropdowns” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Product Category Dropdowns” into your language.

Interested in development?

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


1.0.0 – Released: Jul, 30 – 2019

  • Initial release