The Categories widget will display a list of categories with published posts. The widget creates a simple list of links to Category Archives or a dropdown that allows you to select a specific Category Archive to view. This is a helpful way for users to browse posts by category.
Title : Select a custom title to display at the top of the widget
Display as Dropdown : Select this to display a dropdown menu of each month (Example shown below)
Show Post Counts : Select this option to display the number of posts published in each month. (Example shown below)
Show Hierarchy : Select this option to show the parent / child relationships of any category. Child categories will display indented below their parent category.