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Real Category Management: Content Management in Category Folders

Real Category Management: Content Management in Category Folders


Organize content like posts, pages or WooCommerce products and all custom post types in category folders. It’s basically a file manager like Windows Explorer or Mac Finder, but for your content in WordPress. Mass content management made easy with Real Category Management!

Real Category Management allows you to organize all your WordPress categories within the overview table of each content type – easily and flexibly. Use your mouse to drag and drop your posts into categories. Create, name, delete or rearrange your categories. It works seamlessly with any custom post type. Just install this plugin, and it will work with posts, pages, WooCommerce products, LearnPress content, bbPress forums and much more.

In the free version, the folder tree is only available for posts.

Free Sandbox

You want to try Real Category Management before installing? Take a free sandbox and play around!

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Manage content in folders: Your categories etc. are visualized as folders for a better overview

Organize content by drag & drop: Move content or assign it to multiple categories without the need to edit every post

Works with existing taxonomies: All WordPress hierarchical taxonomies are automatically used to visualize folders

All custom post types supported: Organized all your content, whether posts, pages, WooCommerce products, LearnPress content, bbPress forums or something else (in free version only posts)

Support for WooCommerce products and product attributes: Manage large product inventories efficiently and with a better overview that saves a lot of time

Switch pages without reloading: Browse your large content library faster by changing only the contents of the content table, but not reloading the whole page

You want a list of all features? Get it by scrolling down!

Supported Languages

Real Category Management is in multiple languages available:

  • English
  • German
  • Dutch
  • Spanish
  • French


Real Category Management uses WordPress taxonomies to show the folder tree. These are used for content types by most WordPress plugins. Therefore, you can easily manage content you created with the following and many more WordPress plugins. You can buy our plugin in the security that it works with your WordPress, if your plugins use WordPress custom post types and/or taxonomies. In the rare case that the Real Category Management is not compatible with a popular theme or plugin, just open a support ticket and we will make it work.

All Features of Real Category Management

  • WordPress 5.x / Gutenberg ready
  • Manage content in folders that visualized your categories etc.
  • Full control over your folders in one toolbar (create, rename, delete)
  • Sort folders by drag & drop and create a custom order
  • Quickly navigate through the folders with folder quick search
  • Organize content by drag & drop without the need to edit every post
  • Existing WordPress hierarchical taxonomies are used to show the folder three
  • Custom post types like WooCommerce products, LearnPress content ore bbPress forums are supported (in PRO version)
  • Support for WooCommerce products and product attributes
  • Page change in pagination without reloading the whole page in your WordPress backend
  • Works great on touch devices
  • Translated into several languages
  • Compatible with plugins that uses WordPress custom post types
  • Supports WordPress Multisite
  • GPDR/DSGVO: The plugin does not collect personal data without your consent!

Organize your content like a pro

Everyone starts their WordPress website from scratch. But over time, the content on a website can grow significantly. Especially with (WooCommerce) stores, (LearnPress) learning content or (bbPress) forums, hundreds or even thousands of entries quickly accumulate in your content management system.

You can lose the overview quickly or invest a lot of time digging through the content using filters. It would be easier if you could intuitively organize the content into folders. Just like you are used to from your Windows Explorer or Mac Finder for files. This is exactly what category folders of Real Category Management enable you to do. Managing content in folders is a better form of content management than clicking through long lists!

Real Category Management extends the functionality of standard WordPress custom post types and taxonomies. Custom post types – e.g. pages, WooCommerce products, or testimonials – are used by hundreds of WordPress plugins to manage new types of content in WordPress. Each of these contents can be efficiently managed with the folder tree of Real Category Management. Taxonomies – by default there are categories for posts – on the other hand, are the way to group content. We take these groups and visualize them as (hierarchically structured) folders to clearly display your content in folders.

That allows you to keep track of hundreds of articles in the online store, various lessons in your learning platform or thousands of threads in your forum at any time and to organize content efficiently!

Get PRO of Real Category Management

You will download the free version of this plugin, which contains all the core features and to use it for posts in your WordPress website.

Our PRO version offers category folders for better content management for all custom post types like WooCommerce products, LearnPress content, bbPress forums and much more. Learn more about the PRO version.


  • Manage content in Folders
  • Organize content by drag & drop
  • Works with existing taxonomies
  • Support for WooCommerce products and product attributes
  • Switch pages without reloading


  1. Go to your WordPress backend
  2. Navigate to “Plugins” > “Add New”
  3. Search for “Real Category Management”
  4. Install and activate the plugin
  5. Go to e.g. “Posts” in the left sidebar and enjoy the advanced content management with folders


Is this plugin compatible with WordPress 5?

Yes, we support WordPress 5.x and regularly update Real Category Management to support future versions.

Are the categories in this plugin in sync with the taxonomies (e.g. category for posts) in WordPress?

Real Category Management uses the standardized WordPress taxonomies and offers you a better interface to manage your content. Therefore, existing taxonomies like categories for posts or product color for WooCommerce products can be used and all information will also be available, should you uninstall our plugin.

Can I create new taxonomies to organize my content with this plugin?

For example, if your theme adds a new custom post type like “Movies”, but without a taxonomy (e.g. category), you can’t order the movies for now. You have to create a taxonomy first. Real Category Management can’t do that. However, we have created an integration with the popular plugin Custom Post Type UI
. With this plugin you can easily create taxonomies.

Where can I find documentation or support for the plugin?

We offer a knowledge base and fast support on our website. Please feel free to open a support ticket if you have questions, issues or feedback about the plugin. We love to make Real Category Management better!

Is Real Category Management free?

Yes, Real Category Management can be used for posts for free. If you want to organize your content in custom post types like WooCommerce products, LearnPress content, bbPress forums, you need the PRO version. Learn more about the PRO version.


October 5, 2023 3 replies
Free version works only with basic WordPress blog entries. Any other content like WooCoommerce requires Pro version. Bait.
July 27, 2023 1 reply
Offered “for free”, it comes with close to ZERO functionality. Categorizing Posts is the only free function, anything else is only available in the paid version. Sure, you are supposed to make money with your product. But don’t pretend to offer it for free if actually nothing is free. This is false advertising and leaves an unpleasant rip-of-flavor in my mouth.
December 10, 2022 1 reply
Please don’t put features of the pro version on the description without PROPERLY listing that they are features for the PRO version. That way, you can avoid wasting people’s time
November 21, 2022
Love this functionality for if you have more than a few categories. I also wanted the functionality of drag and drop the post order, wich is also available together with Real Custom Post Order. I didn’t know about this, but support helped me out.
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Contributors & Developers

“Real Category Management: Content Management in Category Folders” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



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