YITH WooCommerce Category Accordion


All categories at your fingertips.

The freedom to explore and track all the categories you need with at a glance: YITH WooCommerce Category Accordion offers a clear and practical toggle accordion to choose exactly where you want to go, both from WordPress and WooCommerce categories.

Main features:

  • Show WooCommerce categories
  • Show WordPress categories
  • Highlight current category
  • Show WooCommerce subcategories
  • Show WordPress subcategories

For a more detailed list of options and features of the plugin, please look at the official documentation.


  • Admin: widget settings
  • Frontend: accordion in your page


  1. Unzip the downloaded zip file.
  2. Upload the plugin folder into the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress site.
  3. Activate YITH WooCommerce Category Accordion from Plugins page


Translation issue with the version 1.0.6

In order to import correctly the plugin strings in the new system, we had to change the text domain form ‘ywcca’ to ‘yith-woocommerce-category-accordion’. Once the plugin will be imported in the translate.wordpress.org system, the translations of other languages will be downloaded directly from WordPress, without using any .po and .mo files. Moreover, users will be able to participate in a more direct way to plugin translations, suggesting texts in their languages in the dedicated tab on translate.wordpress.org. During this transition step, .po and .mo files will be used as always, but in order to be recognized by WordPress, they will need to have a new nomenclature, renaming them in: yith-woocommerce-category-accordion-.po yith-woocommerce-category-accordion-.mo. For example, if your language files were named ywcca-en_GB.po and ywcca-en_GB.mo, you will just have to rename them respectively as yith-woocommerce-category-accordion-en_GB.po and yith-woocommerce-category-accordion-en_GB.mo.

Is the plugin compatible with all WordPress themes?

Compatibility with all themes is impossible, because they are too many, but generally if themes are developed according to WordPress and WooCommerce guidelines, YITH plugins are compatible with them.
Yet, we can grant compatibility with themes developed by YIThemes, because they are constantly updated and tested with our plugins. Sometimes, especially when new versions are released, it might only require some time for them to be all updated, but you can be sure that they will be tested and will be working in a few days.

How can I get support if my WooCommerce plugin is not working?

If you have problems with our plugins or something is not working as it should, first follow this preliminary steps:

  • Test the plugin with a WordPress default theme, to be sure that the error is not caused by the theme you are currently using.
  • Deactivate all plugins you are using and check if the problem is still occurring.
  • Ensure that you plugin version, your theme version and your WordPress and WooCommerce version (if required) are updated and that the problem you are experiencing has not already been solved in a later plugin update.

If none of the previous listed actions helps you solve the problem, then, submit a ticket in the forum and describe your problem accurately, specify WordPress and WooCommerce versions you are using and any other information that might help us solve your problem as quickly as possible. Thanks!


YITH WooCommerce Category Accordion will add a new submenu called “Category Accordion” in “YIT Plugins” menu. From there, you can configure all plugin settings.
You will be able to add your accordion(s) in your sidebar thanks to a useful widget.


februar 21, 2019
I work with a few YITH plugins and can say one thing, they all suck though they offer neat features. I am constantly in a fight getting them to do what is needed on most of my customer sites as well as my own. The customer service sucks, response times are long and I usually wind up finding a workaround myself. We recently ran into an issue where an old plugin we don't use anymore was auto billed to YITH, we contacted them and they basically told us "tough luck". So out $40 there. Basically, we are moving everyone away at the moment from any YITH product we can, hopefully, they get their stuff together in the future.
avgust 9, 2018
This is NOT a plugin… they just SHOVED this in the freebies to THROW an upgrade page in your face when you want to use the settings! How do we file an OFFICIAL COMPLAINT to WP to KILL this STUPID Booby trap???? How do we TAKE OFF reputation of this company who tries to FORCE us into buying at an OUTRAGEOUS PRICE???? KILL THIS FALSE PLUGIN!!!!
julij 26, 2018
There is no possibility to change the sorting. Standard order alphabetically this is stupid. But it is necessary by id. Or buy preimum or delete this plugin....
julij 1, 2018
you should mention that this is not a working plugin but an advert
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Contributors & Developers

“YITH WooCommerce Category Accordion” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“YITH WooCommerce Category Accordion” has been translated into 4 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “YITH WooCommerce Category Accordion” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


Version 1.0.29 – Released: July 30, 2019

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.7 RC1
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.0.28 – Released: June 12, 2019

  • New: Support to WordPress 5.2
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.0.27 – Released: Apr 23, 2019

  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.0.26 – Released: Apr 04, 2019

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.6.0 RC1
  • New: Support to WordPress 5.1.1
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.0.25 – Released: Jan 25, 2019

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.5.4
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.0.24 – Released: Dec 05, 2018

  • New: Support to WordPress 5.0
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.0.23 – Released: Oct 24, 2018

  • Update: Plugin Framework
  • Update: Language file

Version 1.0.22 – Released: Oct 22, 2018

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.5.0 RC2
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.0.21 – Released: Oct 02, 2018

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.5.0 RC1
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.0.18 – Released: Feb 02, 2018

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.3.1-RC1
  • New: Support to WordPress 4.9.2
  • Update: Plugin Framework 3.0.12
  • Fix: Minor bugs

Version 1.0.13 – Released: Oct 11, 2017

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.2.0-RC2
  • New: Support to WordPress 4.8.2
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.0.12 – Released: Mar 14, 2017

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 2.7.0-RC1
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.0.11 – Released: Dec 28, 2016

  • New: Support to WordPress 4.7
  • New: Support to WooCommerce 2.6.11
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.0.10 – Released: Apr 27, 2016

  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.0.9 – Released: Mar 24, 2016

  • Fix: Wrong icon when a subcategory has children
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.0.6 – Released: Jan 05, 2015

  • Tweak: category box clickable for open/close accordion
  • Update: Language File
  • Update: Plugin core framework

Version 1.0.5 – Released: Dec 14, 2015

  • Update: Plugin core framework

Version 1.0.3 – Released: Oct 30, 2015

  • Update: Plugin core framework 2.0

Version 1.0.2 – Released: Sept 25, 2015

  • New: Option to show Category Accordion closed when page is loaded
  • New: Support to WooCommerce 2.4
  • Update: Plugin core framework
  • Update: Language file

Version 1.0.1 – Released: July 07, 2015

  • Fix minor bug

Version 1.0.0 – Released: Jun 18, 2015

  • Initial release