Is it possible to limit the number of categories that are returned by the {exp:channel:categories} tag? If not is there an alternative (or dare I say add-on :P)

Obviously I could just use an SQL query for this, but if possible I would prefer to use one of the more standard built-in tags for this if possible.

Use Case:

  • Categories have been manually ordered using the control panel.
  • Only want the first 10 to be displayed.

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The {exp:channel:categories} sadly does not have a limit parameter. GW Code Categories does have a limit parameter though (along with many other useful features when working with categories).

  • Lea, if Derek's answer is correct, please select it as the correct answer by clicking the checkmark to the left.
    – CreateSean
    Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 15:24
  • @CreateSean I actually did the first time, but this site kept showing error messages. Still, its definitely ticked now :)
    – Lea Hayes
    Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 16:35

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