Wordpress display category as grid

In a page, I need to display a list of all sub categories of a specify category.

For example, in the category Sport have 6 subcategories:

  • Swim
  • Football
  • Basket
  • Ski
  • Hockey

Each subcategory has a featured image, title and description, which I’d like to display.

I’ve add featured image using this code (in functions.php):

add_action('init', 'my_category_module');
function my_category_module() {
 add_action ( 'edit_category_form_fields', 'add_image_cat');
 add_action ( 'edited_category', 'save_image');

function add_image_cat($tag){
 $category_images = get_option( 'category_images' );
 $category_image = '';
 if ( is_array( $category_images ) && array_key_exists( $tag->term_id, $category_images ) ) {
 $category_image = $category_images[$tag->term_id] ;
 <th scope="row" valign="top"><label for="auteur_revue_image">Image</label></th>
 if ($category_image !=""){
 <img src="<?php echo $category_image;?>" alt="" title=""/>
 <input type="text" name="category_image" id="category_image" value="<?php echo $category_image; ?>"/><br />
 <span>This field allows you to add a picture to illustrate the category. Upload the image from the media tab WordPress and paste its URL here.</span>
function save_image($term_id){
 if ( isset( $_POST['category_image'] ) ) {
 //load existing category featured option
 $category_images = get_option( 'category_images' );
 //set featured post ID to proper category ID in options array
 $category_images[$term_id] =  $_POST['category_image'];
 //save the option array
 update_option( 'category_images', $category_images );


 $category_images = get_option( 'category_images' );
 $category_image = '';
 if ( is_array( $category_images ) && array_key_exists( get_query_var('cat'), $category_images ) ){

$category_image = $category_images[get_query_var('cat')] ;
 <img src="<?php echo $category_image;?>"/>

I need to have a grid look like this (this is for recent post )

With this I can display all categories with their descriptions, but how can I add the featured image and display only subcategories of certain category parent?

$categories = get_categories( array(
    'orderby' => 'name',
    'order'   => 'ASC'
) );

foreach( $categories as $category ) {
    $category_link = sprintf( 
        '<a href="%1$s" alt="%2$s">%3$s</a>',
        esc_url( get_category_link( $category->term_id ) ),
        esc_attr( sprintf( __( 'View all posts in %s', 'textdomain' ), $category->name ) ),
        esc_html( $category->name )

    echo '<p>' . sprintf( esc_html__( 'Category: %s', 'textdomain' ), $category_link ) . '</p> ';
    echo '<p>' . sprintf( esc_html__( 'Description: %s', 'textdomain' ), $category->description ) . '</p>';}

Also is possible to display as a grid?


Hello there,

If you’re developing the theme you have purchased, firstly, you could ask the theme author to perform the changes if he’s available for freelancer work ( of course with additional payment )

If he/she’s not available, you can contact me via the link below and we can discuss the details. I’d be happy to help you.