Is there a way to show a list of all categories available even if there are no posts associated with them. So if there is a post in that category then it echos a link and if not it just echos out the name of the category?

I'm using wp_list_categories() to show them...

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There's an argument called hide_empty which is true by default.

$args = array('hide_empty' => FALSE);

Codex: wp_list_categories()


Actually hide_empty needed a numerical value for me so

'hide_empty' =>0

worked for me


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