Perhaps you want to use category image? This plugin gives you total control over the output of your taxonomies. Displays a list of selected taxonomy as links with thumbnail and it’s short description.
This plugin comes with several options as a post/page content or as a widget with similiar functionality. Support multiwidget easy to customize and full features. Displays a list of categories as links. When a list item link is clicked, all the posts in that taxonomy will display on your category, tag, archieve or taxonomy page using the appropriate category template dictated by the template hierarchy rules. This plugin is based on the WordPress function wp_list_categories()
Key Features & options
- Description, show or hide the category item description.
- Style, show as a list on inline.
- Order, ascending or descending.
- Orderby count, id, slug or term group.
- Depth, controls how many levels in the hierarchy of categories are to be included.
- Number, sets the number of categories to display.
- Thumbnail, show or hide the taxonomy item thumbnail.
- Thumbnail Height & Width, for diplaying the categories image size.
- Item Width, set the width of an list item in pixel.
- Child Indent, a margin left in pixels for child item.
- Include & Exclude, only include or exclude the selected categories.
- Hierarchical, set in hierarchical.
- Feed, feed image and feed type in atom, rss, rss2, or rdf for each category*.
- Exclude Tree, exclude category-tree from the results*.
- Child Of, only display categories that are children of the category identified by this parameter*.
- Current category, allows you to force the “current-cat” to appear on uses of wp_list_categories that are not on category archive pages*.
- Search, only for searching given categories*.
- Use description, sets whether a category’s description is inserted into the title attribute of the links created.
- Show last update, set to order it for last update.
- Show count, toggles the display of the current count of posts in each category.
- Hide empty, toggles the display of categories with no posts.
- Intro & Outro text for widget, if you want to add additional text or HTML.
- Inline documentation for the option.
* available with premium version