I need to remove the auto adding of   in the wp_dropdown_categories, it causes a problem in the jQuery multi select dropdown plugin I'm using.

Example value:

<option class="level-1" value="120">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Apples&nbsp;&nbsp;(125)</option>

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You could use the echo parameter to return the output into a variable:

$html =  wp_dropdown_categories( array( 'echo' => 0 ) );

and then replace &nbsp;:

echo str_replace( '&nbsp;', '', $html );
  • Thanx, How do I add "<select multiple="multiple">" to the form select elements? Jul 17, 2013 at 10:39
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    You could do similar replace: $html = str_replace('<select', '<select multiple="multiple"', $html );
    – birgire
    Jul 17, 2013 at 10:47

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