Category lists

Display categories anywhere in your Help Center using custom templates.

About the plugin

The objects available on each Zendesk page template are limited and can sometimes prevent you from creating the layouts that you want. The Category Lists plugin allows you to present a complete set of categories on any page using custom micro-templates.


All of our themes come with the option to present categories on the Home page, using a variety of different category list styles. Because the Home page already has access to all categories in your Help Center, no plugin is required.

But what if you want to present a list of all of your categories on other pages in your Help Center, like in our Ada theme? That’s where our Category Lists plugin comes in, allowing you to generate interactive lists or menus using the categories from your Help Center.

Because you have full control over the templates you can display your categories however you like. The following example displays categories using tabs:

Learn more about how to create and customize category lists in our framework documentation, which also includes a description of the plugin’s options and events.

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