One of my category groups is rather big ( 100+ categories ) and the tree-structure to show categories just doesn't cut it anymore. It's too long and confusing.
So I would like to display my categories in a dropdown on the publish page. Something very similar to this: WB Category Select, but without having to use a custom field to display and store the categories.
I really want to use the native categories because of 2 reasons:
- All of my entries are allready assigned to their categories, and I don't want to redo this for 1000+ entries in 100+ different categories
- I'm working with GWCode categories to display everything on the front-end, and that add-on only works with the native categories
That's why WB category select is out of the question.
So how do I do this, can I build an add-on to affect the way categories are being outputted in the back-end ?
Also, the categories have multiple levels of subcategories, but they don't require multiple selections, so a drop-down should be sufficient ( doesn't have to be a multi-select )