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I have 100+ categories & sub-categories for a site I'm working on.
How can i change the amount displayed in the list of categories (default 20 per page) on the dashboard?

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You can set this using the Screen Options tab at the top of the category edit screen:

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Well i never - Thanks – Adam Jul 12 '12 at 15:32
Sure! Screen Options is a sneaky little guy. Please accept this answer with the check mark if it solved your issue, and welcome to WPSE! – goto10 Jul 12 '12 at 15:36

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