I'm trying to build up a menu of category links for specific categories I'd like to highlight and apply styling/classes to.
I've tried this sort of thing.
<li><a href="<?php get_site_url(); ?>category/Gadgets"> Gadgets</a></li>
<li><a href="category/Gadgets"> Gadgets</a></li>
It's showing up as sitename/category/category/category/gadgets on the front end.
I can't use
<?php wp_list_categories('orderby=name&title_li='); ?> because it's going to spit out all of them and limit the styling I can do on the html.
I just want to link to categories directly, by name, preferably without hard coding in the site name.