A long time ago, I wrote a blog post sharing how to take the Articles Categories Joomla module and turn it into a dropdown field with options that, when clicked, would open a specific category's listing or blog page. A user requested the ability to do something similar to the Articles Category module, and I've written up the following code to handle the job.

If you are comfortable making core hacks to Joomla (or doing them right via a template overide), you'll want to replace the code in /modules/mod_articles_category/tmpl/default.php with my code below:

There are some caveats to my modified module:

I hope you find this useful!