Formategory, Plugins, WordPress

Formategory: A WordPress Plugin Four Years in the Making

You may recall (but you probably don’t) that four years ago, I was looking for a WordPress plugin that would let me add a postscript to all of the posts in a given category. I wrote a simple proof-of-concept at that time, called it Formategory (“Format” by “category”), and left it to simmer in my subconscious.

Well, you can stop holding your breath, because even though I forgot about it for three years and eleven months, I’ve finished the first version and uploaded it for you to use! Here’s a screenshot of the template editing screen:

The editing screen for a category template.

A full description and usage instructions are on the Formategory homepage, but if you’re one of those people who would rather trial-and-error your way through it than read the manual first, here’s how you can get started:

  1. Search for “Formategory” in the “Add new plugin” screen on your WordPress dashboard and install it from there.


  1. Download the .zip file from Extend.
  2. Choose “Add New” from the “Plugins” menu in your WordPress dashboard
  3. Upload the .zip file.

Activate it, click the new “Category Templates” link in your dashboard’s menu, and create your first template.

Translators: formategory.po is included in the /languages/ directory if you’d like to translate Formategory. Thanks to Andrew Kurtis from WebHostingHub for providing the es-ES translation. To ensure that Formategory is displayed in your language, follow the instructions at WordPress in Your Language.

By the way, this post about Formategory is using Formategory to auto-add the download link for Formategory to the end of this post. Formetagory, am I right?


5 comments on “Formategory: A WordPress Plugin Four Years in the Making

  1. Andrew Kurtis says:

    Hi Christopher ,

    My name is Andrew, I am with WebHostingHub Support. We would like to translate your Formategory plugin that we found at to Spanish language, no charge of course, to help people from Hispanic community better manage their websites. Would that be ok with you?

    I hope I’ll hear from you soon.

    Kind regards
    Andrew Kurtis
    WebHostingHub Support

  2. Hello Christopher ,

    Week ago I have asked for your permission to translate your Formategory plugin and I didn’t hear any from you since. I hope that you will find time to provide the reply, because we believe that the translation would be of a great use.

    Hope I hear from you soon.
    Andrew Kurtis

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