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Sorting categories by entry view count?

Is there anyway I can show a list of "trending" categories based on view count that has these channel entries tied to what category is trending? If this doesn't make sense let me know, it's a bit ...
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Display latest entries in categories, only display distinct items per category

I have a homepage with 4 blocks. Each block contains the latest entry from a category. Right now if one item is assigned to multiple categories then it displays in all the blocks. How can I pull the ...
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a less expensive way of grouping entries by category

I'm trying to figure out if there's a more performant way of getting entries grouped by category. As you can see, I'm using NSM Categories module. Right now, this costing me 263 queries and 5 seconds ...
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Issue using category_id in IF statement when entry has multiple categories

this code has worked great for a long time. I pull entries and use an IF statement around which category they are in: {exp:channel:entries channel="resources" dynamic="on" limit="1"} {if ...
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Conditionals from within Piped String of values

I have a string of piped category ID's which represent all the categories which are selected for any given page. Within my page, I now need to check the input of the chosen categories. For example, ...
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Relationship Field Dropdown Values more than {title} in Backend

I have a relationship Field. I would like to show the category in front of the title within the Dropdown-List. Any plugin? Other Solution? Or do I have to alter the core of EE relationship field? ...
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Nested Tags Performance Improvements?

Is there a better (less server intensive therefore slow) way to retrieve entries based on a category setting i.e. this is what we currently use:- {exp:channel:categories channel="products" ...
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Category still being output

I've tried both of the below and category 18 is still being outputted in the category list. Version 1 {exp:channel:categories category_group="1" category="not 18"} <a ...
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Low Seg2Cat: Category Image filedir is not parsing

I have an issue where it seems that my category images are not being parsed properly. {if segment_3_category_image}<img src="{segment_3_category_image}" alt="{segment_3_category_name}" ...
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Can you limit a blog archive to a specific category?

I am not sure why this doesn't work: <h3>Archives</h3> <ul> {exp:channel:month_links channel="blog" limit="12" category_id="41" show_empty="no"} ...
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Speeding up load times on this code

The following code is causing a 8-9 second page load delay on our site and I’m trying to whittle this down however I’m not sure which conditionals to try to change in order to best affect the load ...
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Can you use {if category == “[category name]”} to redirect a blog entry?

We have a client's multi-language site, and are NOT using any plugins to differentiate the site. The different languages are under different url paths (/fr /nl) using pages. However, for the blog ...
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List of distinct categories assigned to entry

I need a NON-duplicated list of distinct Category Names assigned to a range of entries. -- Show non-duplicated list of (CAT GROUP 2) for Entries -- Summary: - Products are assigned to TWO ...
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Custom Category Fields

Hmm, taking my first steps with categories and not having much joy. I've got {meta-title} and {meta-description} category fields set up for each category. Having trouble pulling back the correct data ...
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How do I display entries by Category

The title may be deceiving and I may be missing something exceptionally obvious but I am trying to display a series of entries by category that link to external websites The basic outcome should be ...
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Using Categories and Subcategories in a Grid layout (Bootstrap)

I'm having a bit of problem trying to set out a categories page using Bootstrap's grid system. I have a list of categories with subcategories and what I'd like to achieve is to be able to layout each ...
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Member Portals for Employees

I have a client who is requesting a member portal. The concept is to have two parts to this portal. Part one is from the Employer side. Employer logs-in to access Employees resumes and information ...
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Display Entries by URL Title to a Category?

Let's say I have the following page. www.mysite.com/about/video/ I have the following links on it. www.mysite.com/about/video/examples www.mysite.com/about/video/tutorials I also have a channel ...
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Disable Categories, Do Not Display Associated Entries?

Is there a way to set the status of a category (a parent node of 3 descendants) so that: The category doesn't output when looping through categories in the templates No entries associated with that ...
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Filter entries by more than one categories

I have lot of entries with many category groups. The template first show all entries, after by selecting a category the url became like this http://local.site.ext/all/category/category_name How can ...
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Maximum number of categories

I'm planning a site that will have approximately 10,000 categories in the installation.Does ExpressionEngine allow this? Is there a maximum number of categories allowed?
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Channel Entries Tag Will Not Sort Using Category Parameter

This is a strange issue, I can't get the channel entries tag to sort by category. I only want entries that are in this category to display. When you remove the category="13" it produces results but ...
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Stash filter entries by categories using match / against

First of all I will collect all the website categories in a particular category group. Then, for each category group I will generate my Markup that will be fed to Jquery to generate navigational tabs. ...
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Categories within grid

I want to use category for particular row in grid(single category select) WB Category support for Matrix but I need same thing for grid. Please let me know any add-on available
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How to disable Editor (DevDemon) for Category Descriptions

I want to completely disable Editor for my Category Descriptions and have it revert back to the simple text area field that ships with EE. Does anyone know how to do this?
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Filtering by categories

I am trying to do a category filter using segments. I will try to break it down as best as possible! Hopefully someone can assist me. EE Versions: v2.9.2, Low Seg2Cat: v2.8.1 I am using 2 category ...
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Solspace Calender Filtering events by category

I am using the demo templates from Solspace and having a bit of trouble getting filtering working. I have one calendar and I want to be able to filter the events based on a category. I can't get it to ...
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Escaping characters in category names?

I have an EE category name that contains an ampersand-- i.e. "Coffee & Tea." I'm displaying this name as the header for a listing of cafes and tea houses using the {category_name} field, and I'm ...
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Setting a category from segment in .xls download template

We've set up a template to download an .xsl file of entries in a number of specific categories (with much help in this SE thread) - all works fine if we hardcode the category ID but if we tray to make ...
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Why is the content showing for all categories except the one named California?

In eight years of building EE sites I have never encountered this problem before. I am building a photo section on my site that lists photos by category. Only as a category has content does the name ...
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Deep content structure. Entries at each level (Categories, Relationships or Playa?)

If you had this structure Main - Channel + Entry + Related/categories Entries Main Sub - Entry + Related/categories Entries Sub - Entry + Related/categories Entries Article Entry Where ...
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Massive Category List

I have a spreadsheet of about 10,000 product categories. It represents a tree that is 4 levels deep. The spreadsheet does hint to the parent-child relationship of the categories. It also has several ...
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Not displaying an entry that is in a certain category but also in other categories

We're trying to display certain elements based on whether they are in a category or not. We have the following: Type Category group Type1 Type2 Type3 Range category group Range1 Range2 I ...
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Prevent a category being displayed when using category=“{segment_3_category_id}”

Because of the URL schema on a site I'm working on I'm using {segment_x_category_id} (via Low Seg2Cat - http://gotolow.com/addons/low-seg2cat) to grab the category ID and pass it to a channel entries ...
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How to create category form?

I am using channel forms to create channel entries out side EE admin panel, I would like to know if its also possible to have add/edit categories option using channel-form or any other technique. ...
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Pagination & Categories (Incorrect URL Generated)

I have a very standard news feature on the site i'm working on which has both categories and pagination for the entries. A problem i'm having is that the pagination is not filtering by category in the ...
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Ampersand with certain spacing not allowed in Category name

When I use an ampersand (&) in a Category name with spaces in a certain order I get an error that does not allow me to submit the change. Using EE v.2.9.2. Error: "The data you submitted did not ...
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Right way to list entries within a category (that's specified within a URL)

Going through old templates and trying to clean up some stuff. One page I have is a category page. This displays a list of entries within a category that is specified within segment 3 of a url like ...
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Pick one per category with no overlap

Im trying to build a list of one entry per category, BUT if an entry has already been "used" for a previous category, pick a different one. i.e.: Category Fruits: Apples, Pears, Bananas, etc... ...
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Pagination not working correctly when using categories and Transcribe

I'm using Transcribe and I'm having an issue with pagination on my blog. When I filter by category the pagination links are also counting entries from my other languages. It works fine without the ...
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Loop through entries, one category at a time

I'm having a bit of trouble with this, and I can't even describe it very well. Anyways, what I want to do, is list through all the entries I have in a certain channel, just like usual. Except I want ...
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Let a user 'subscribe' to categories

Does anyone know if I can allow a member to subscribe to categories. For example, for an automotive blog, with categories such as: Motorbike, Cars, Classic Cars, Motorhomes. As a user I would be able ...
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Basic question re creating sectioned lists

Please pardon the basic question, but I'm rather new to ExpressionEngine and hoping to be pointed in the right direction in using the proper tags for creating lists of items separated into sections by ...
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Getting categories assigned to a related entry when using {parents}

I'm displaying some related entries by means of the {parents} tag pair. Whilst I can get all the field information as I need it doesn't seem possible to display the categories that are assigned to the ...
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Viewing a published post in which its status is not open

I have created a custom status which is titled "Completed". The application I am building allows for users to view courses they have attended or our attending in the future. All upcoming courses have ...
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Assign subcategories to a new parent - possible to retrofit those to relate to the new parent?

I created a category and subcategories tied to this category. I then created a new category and then went into the old "main" category and assigned this new category as the previous 'top' category as ...
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Category links not working after category filter is used in channel

I have been trying to get the category links to filter properly on a news site. Whenever I click on a category I'd like to filter, it still shows everything. The filter worked before the restriction ...
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MSM: Share categories across sites?

I have two sites set up on MSM that each have a channel called 'Events'. One of the sites only displays entries that were posted to that site, but the other site displays entries submitted to both ...
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Stash Problem setting Category IDs for later use in same template

Using Stash I am setting the values for a specific entry (from the url segment) like so: {exp:channel:entries channel="My_CHANNEL" entry_id="{segment_3}" status="open|pending" ...
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Search results to display category names

I need to work out how to incorporate category names into the search results url. I found a solution using php (noted below) which adds the relevant category names into the appropriate position in ...