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I'm using wp_dropdown_categories() to output a dropdown.

In default view (without having clicked it) it shows the name of the first category in the list. I'd like it to say "Categories". Is this possible?

Thanks in advance

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You can use the show_option_all argument:

<?php $args = array(
'show_option_all'    => 'Categories'
wp_dropdown_categories( $args );

Function Reference/wp dropdown categories

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Thanks I got it. – Gowri Jun 24 '11 at 14:12

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