Hi all I am newbie to wordpress I am using the wp_list_categories in the sidebar to display the categories . How can i display thus categories sort by id any one much appreciated...

<?php wp_list_categories('exclude=73');?>

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wp_list_categories takes an orderby parameter which accepts :

  • ID - Default
  • name
  • slug
  • count
  • term_group

So the default behavior of wp-list-categories is to order by ID but you can specify that like so:

<?php wp_list_categories(array('exclude'=> 73,'orderby' => 'ID'));?>
  • I get this error Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '-', expecting '(' in /home/content/67/7399467/html/banas/wp-content/themes/Banas/sidebar.php on line 6 Dec 24, 2012 at 15:37
  • <?php wp_list_categories(array('exclude'=> 73,'orderby' => 'ID'));?> and it's working thanks Much appreciated Dec 24, 2012 at 15:48
  • opps, fixed it.
    – Bainternet
    Dec 24, 2012 at 15:49
  • Many thanks ,Without your help i did'nt solve that problem ... Dec 24, 2012 at 15:59

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