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Hierarchical list

Last updated: 14 November 2022

The Hierarchical list block is DOCman's default block for displaying documents in your WordPress site. This block provides a category hierarchy for your users to navigate on while browsing for documents inside DOCman.


The category filter lets you select the root category for the documents list.

Note: If you leave this unselected, DOCman will use the documents root category as the parent category for the documents list in this block.



Display a list of categories and documents in a compact table. Try the hierarchical table layout on our demo.


Display a list of categories and documents with descriptions. Try the hierarchical list layout on our demo.

Display a gallery of categories and documents in an image gallery. Try the hierarchical gallery layout on our demo.


DOCman comes with lots of options to customize its look & feel.

Document Options

The set of available options differs depending on the layout that is selected in the block configuration.

Table layout

List layout

Category Options


We also support shortcodes for this block type. You can visit our Hierarchical list block shortcodes guide for learning more on how to add this block outside the Gutenberg editor.