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Adding a post categories widget to you the sidebar for your blog page is really easy as WordPress comes with a default post categories widget. However if you want to add a categories widget for your portfolio page then this requires a little bit of setup work, but don’t worry, its fairly easy too…just follow the simple steps below:

Firstly you need to create a custom menu for your Portfolio Categories (Screenshot):

  1. Go to Appearance > Menus
  2. Create a new menu
  3. Expand the Portfolio Categories, select the categories wanted and hit Add to Menu
  4. Order and Sort your categories
  5. Hit Save Menu

Once your menu for your categories is created, now you can add it as a widget to sidebar (Screenshot).

  1. Go to Appearance > Widgets
  2. Expand Portfolio Sidebar
  3. Drag & Drop Custom Menu to Portfolio Sidebar.
  4. Select the menu you previously created
  5. Save your widget

Bingo, you now have a Portfolio Categories widget for your sidebar.