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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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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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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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Displaying Entries by Category name not working

I'm using Low Seg2Cat and I'm trying to display a list of entries by their Category Name. if I use the category id I can pull the entries, however using the Category name is a no go. ...
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Add on to Make Categories 'Required' in Channel Form?

Is there a way to make category checkboxes work like custom fields and be 'required' in Channel Form? With a message that shows the error if not? Been looking for a plugin but doesn't seem like there ...
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Is there a way to pass a category id from one entries loop to another?

I am building a site for a school. The school has classes and the school has events. Some of the events are school-wide and some are specific to a certain class. On a class detail page ...
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Channel Categories Tag Pair Showing Single Category

The site I'm working on is ExpressionEngine V2.8.1. For some reason when outputting categories associated with a given entry, only a single category is output. I have tried setting the limit option to ...
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Channel categories and metadata

For the entries I'm using SEO Lite module but what can I do for categories landing pages metadata except default from SEO Lite module? Conditionals are not the best choice for because I have about 120 ...
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Low Search - Cannot add collection from channels from category group

I'm working on an older site that was setup using Low Search. There are two main categories, and I need to add the blog into a collection, so that I can set the overall site search to pull entries ...
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Categories not selected correctly with if statements

Currently I'm trying to use if statements to determine what category to filter on. I'm using a combination of freebie and embed. However, I can't seem to find the right syntax to filter correctly. I ...
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Category Related Categories (Category Siblings)

I have a channel where I'm filtering entries by category and then 'stacking' categories to produce an ever decreasing list of results, i.e. showing all entries with category A and B etc. In the right ...
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Restrict Low Search toggles to one selection per group

We have a channel with categories that we are filtering on using Low Search, some of the category groups in which assignments are made for an entry are exclusive, i.e. the entry can only ever belong ...
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Change category of entry through channel form

I'm trying to setup a form that allows a member to add or remove a category from a Playa parent. There's only one category and all we want to do is allow the user to enable or disable it by checking ...
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How to exclude a category within channel:form

I am using the following code within channel:form on EE 2.9 Categories: {category_menu} {select_options} {/category_menu} The issue is that all my categories show up, I would like the limit it to ...
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ExpressionEngine Automatic Category if not one set

I have a channel called blog, and i have just created a category group with some categories. I have assigned the group to the the channel "blog", as it stands each entry has no category assigned, is ...
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Iterate parent catgories

Given a channel entry, I need to look at the category it is assigned. Then looking at a custom category field of that category, I need to decide whether or not to "go up one level" and look at that ...
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Restrict Category Assignment To A Single Leaf Node

Is it possible in CPanel to restrict the assignment of a channel entry to a single leaf node category? My categories are hierarchical and only a single, bottom-most category is valid per channel ...
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Is there a way to for categories to appear in search results

I am using the Low Search plugin to allow visitors to my site to search for content, however I require that categories appear in the search results as well as entries. Is this possible?
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Limit displayed image(s) from one entry/category

I have a 'projects' channel, that contains a 'Channel Images' field. An entry can belong to one of four categories. On my home page, all I want to display is two of the images from the most recently ...
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Shorter entry URL / 404 conditional

I have a products section with templates embedded in products/index as: {if "{segment_2}" == ""} Displays all top level product categories {embed=products/all} {if:elseif "{segment_3}" == ...
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Show only parent when segment 3 is active and dynamic

I have a simple entry with categories and children. Parent A Child A Child B When an entry is set to ONLY Parent A I want that entry to display. BUt what happens is the children entry is ...
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Navigation link structure: two templates, two channels, one category group?

I have a navigation/URL structure issue, and I haven't been able to find online exactly what I want to accomplish. I have an "About" template and a "Staff" template - so different URL's for each ...
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Categories not editable from channel entry screen

I'm using ee v2.8.1 and when I try and click the red link next to 'edit categories' in the entry screen the link disappears and nothing happens? I can edit the categories if I go through the drop down ...
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Solspace color coding events by Category

I have a handful of events I need color coded. Here is my setup: Solspace Calendar using the Full Calendar theme, and setup by using this guide. Currently, everything works beautifully. I am ...
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Return category info in fixed order

Looking for suggestions for an active plugin or any obvious way to return basic categories info (category name, url_title, and image) with a fixed sort order based on category ids (i.e: sort="3|5|2"). ...
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Can ExpressionEngine handle nested menus?

I'm creating a web store, and have set up nested categories to make the menu system (example): Home: - Categories: * Living room * Bathroom Computers: - Categories: * CPU ...
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How do I add an entry to a category progammatically in an add-on?

I have a site that uses ChannelForms for users to add entries to a channel. These entries need to be categorised, but I can't rely on users to pick the right category as this depends on data they ...
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SQL select channel entries by category, AJW export to create XML file

What would the query be to display all entries (with entry id, title) by category (with category name)? I hope to use AJW export to create an xml file with the information. So the result might look ...
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Display a list of categories only if entries within that category have a certain channel field

I'm trying to display a list of categories, but only want the categories to be displayed if the entries which are in that category have a certain field. for example: {exp:gwcode_categories ...
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Use backspace parameter on Stash nested get_list

I'm using Stash to capture a list of articles. I'm trying to keep my viewModel separate from my view markup. For each article, I'm capturing a nested list of categories. In the view, I want to ...
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How to get category last child url for an entry

I'm trying to use GWcode Categories to output category last child url for an entry. Code looks like: {exp:channel:entries channel="products" category="{segment_2_category_id}" orderby="title" ...
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Show entries in a single category and then again in all categories except the previously excluded category

This one's got me. I'm using Stash to capture a list of entries into a set_list. I want to get this list in two different areas on the page with different categories. If I were simply trying to ...
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Blog categories without having to use Structure?

I've read a few tutorials on how to use blog categories in conjunction with Structure. Is there a way to do this without Structure? I've never used categories before. Any thoughts on displaying ...