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hi i'm using the Categories widget show hierarchy. I leave the space for title because I don't need to show any title. but it then displays on the website as "Categories". how can I remove that?

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There is a filter you can use to do this. (Kruti has even found it, but instead of using it, he modified core files...)

$title = apply_filters('widget_title', empty( $instance['title'] ) ? __( 'Categories' ) : $instance['title'], $instance, $this->id_base);

So what you really need to do, is to add this to your functions.php:

function my_repair_categories_empty_title($title, $instance, $base) {
    if ( $base == 'categories' ) {
        if ( trim($instance['title']) == '' )
            return '';
    return $title;
add_filter('widget_title', 'my_repair_categories_empty_title', 10, 3);
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i added this code in functions.php and it works well. but i have a doubt.is this function affect any other widget's title in future??sorry if my doubt is unnecessary. – Ammu Nov 26 '13 at 10:40
It will affect any categories widget. No other widgets should be affected. – Krzysiek Dróżdż Nov 26 '13 at 11:17

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