my plugin code is this

<?php wp_dropdown_categories( 'hide_empty=0' ); ?>

Post Category

thus it display all categories registered

I would like to show only the categories that I want

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    Have you read the Codex entry for wp_dropdown_categories?
    – Milo
    Commented Nov 5, 2016 at 15:48
  • yes, but I'm not able to show only the categories I selected by id he is showing all categories Would you help me? Commented Nov 5, 2016 at 15:52
  • I don't understand where is the problem... Use include argument for wp_dropdown_categories.
    – vol4ikman
    Commented Nov 5, 2016 at 16:08

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This can be done easily using include parameter. Check the documentation of wp_dropdown_categories(). You can pass category id's to include parameter as a array.

 <?php wp_dropdown_categories( 'include=array( 8,39 )' ); ?>

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