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 “YITH” 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.


Junie 4, 2020
This plugin did exactly what it said it would do. Contrary to some reviews, there are settings available through the widget. There are no design options however. You will have to use css to style it. I found the styling to be pretty straight-forward myself.
November 28, 2019
Hi Yith, this works as a vertical menu, but does not 'accordionist' - in other words, does not open and close - which I understand is what an accordion is to do... I'm using it in a side bar.
November 26, 2019
I decided to just remove my scathing review and just say I'm not a fan of this plugin. I mean, a company like YITH could totally afford to make a decent free plugin. I have used their paid products in the past but my experience with this was just terrible. I understand now why there are so many negative reviews here.
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Contributors & Developers

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1.0.47 – Released on 04 May 2021

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 5.3
  • Update:YITH plugin framework

1.0.46 – Released on 08 April 2021

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 5.2
  • Update:YITH plugin framework

1.0.45 – Released on 04 March 2021

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 5.1
  • New: Support for WordPress 5.7
  • Update:YITH plugin framework

1.0.44 – Released on 09 February 2021

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 5.0
  • Update:YITH plugin framework

1.0.43 – Released on 04 January 2021

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 4.9
  • Update: Plugin Framework

1.0.42 – Released on 28 November 2020

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 4.8
  • New: Support for WordPress 5.6
  • Update: Plugin Framework

1.0.41 – Released on 06 November 2020

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 4.7
  • Update: Plugin Framework

1.0.40 – Released on 02 October 2020

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 4.6
  • Update: Plugin Framework

1.0.39 – Released on 17 September 2020

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 4.5
  • Update: Plugin Framework

1.0.38 – Released on 19 August 2020

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 4.4
  • New: Support for WordPress 5.5.
  • Update: Plugin Framework

1.0.37 – Released on 01 June 2020

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 4.2
  • Update: Plugin Framework

1.0.36 – Released on 08 May 2020

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 4.1
  • Update: Plugin Framework

1.0.35 – Released on 06 March 2020

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 4.0
  • New: Support for WordPress 5.4
  • Update: Plugin Framework

1.0.34 – Released on 18 December 2019

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 3.9
  • Update: Plugin Framework

1.0.33 – Released on 02 December 2019

  • Update: Plugin Framework
  • Fix: Accordion mode non working on frontend

1.0.32 – Released on 29 November 2019

  • Update: Plugin Framework

1.0.31 – Released on 09 November 2019

  • New: Plugin Panel Style
  • Update: Plugin Framework

1.0.30 – Released on 30 October 2019

  • New: Support for WooCommerce 3.8
  • New: Support for WordPress 5.3
  • Update: Plugin Framework

1.0.29 – Released on 30 July 2019

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

1.0.28 – Released on 12 June 2019

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

1.0.27 – Released on 23 April 2019

  • Update: Plugin Framework

1.0.26 – Released on 04 April 2019

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

1.0.25 – Released on 25 January 2019

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

1.0.24 – Released on 05 December 2018

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

1.0.23 – Released on 24 October 2018

  • Update: Plugin Framework
  • Update: Language file

1.0.22 – Released on 22 October 2018

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

1.0.21 – Released on 02 October 2018

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

1.0.18 – Released on 02 February 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

1.0.13 – Released on 11 October 2017

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

1.0.12 – Released on 14 March 2017

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

1.0.11 – Released on 28 December 2016

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

1.0.10 – Released on 27 April 2016

  • Update: Plugin Framework

1.0.9 – Released on 24 March 2016

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

1.0.6 – Released on 05 January 2015

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

1.0.5 – Released on 14 December 2015

  • Update: Plugin core framework

1.0.3 – Released on 30 October 2015

  • Update: Plugin core framework 2.0

1.0.2 – Released on 25 September 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

1.0.1 – Released on 07 July 2015

  • Fix minor bug

1.0.0 – Released on 18 June 2015

  • Initial release