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I am using structure for the pages of a site and am curious as to how the "Listings" type is supposed to work. It seems to allow me to provide a listing template and to specify the template that is used for each individual article.

However, there doesn't appear to be a way to have categories and archives.

How can this be achieved or can Structure not be used to do that?

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You'll need an additional addon like Freebie, which allows the system to ignore certain segments.

There's a reasonably complete walkthrough in the Structure documentation and this blog post on 3 Roads Media also covers the same idea.

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  • Awesome! nice and straightforward.
    – Lea Hayes
    Dec 7 '12 at 16:20
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Freebie is good, but Zoo Triggers is better, and a hell of a lot easier.

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  • +1 Install it and forget it. Dec 7 '12 at 18:21
  • $15 is a steal for that if it just works Dec 19 '12 at 15:46
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While you can use Structure to manage blog entries, you don't have to.

I have a number of blogs on Structure-enabled sites where the blog entries themselves are not managed through Structure, only the blog's main page is.

The blog's main page is managed as a page, and the blog entries are set as a listing under it. Creating and editing blog entries is handled through EE.

This allows you to use categories and tags without Structure interfering, and without the need for other plug-ins. Although those plug-ins are top-notch.

Again, a number of ways to skin that cat with EE.

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