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I have a page where I'm outputting news entries. And these all are assigned to categories. And based on these, I have a jQuery plugin that sorts the entries visible based on the categories.

So my markup basically looks like this:

<ul id="news_categories">
    <li><a class="filter" data-filter="mix-all">All</a></li>
    {exp:channel:entries channel="News" dynamic="no" show_empty="no"}
        {categories}
            <li><a class="filter" data-filter="{category_name}">{category_name}</a></li>
        {/categories}
    {/exp:channel:entries}
</ul>

Now, this outputs the categories, but I only want unique ones. Right now, this outputs the following:

  • All
  • Photo
  • Courses
  • Arrangements
  • Photo
  • School
  • Arrangements
  • School

You probably get the idea. How can I output only unique categories?

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You should be using the {exp:channel:categories} tag instead since you're only grabbing the category names. View the user guide.

<ul id="news_categories">
    <li><a class="filter" data-filter="mix-all">All</a></li>
    {exp:channel:categories channel="News" show_empty="no" style="linear"}
        <li><a class="filter" data-filter="{category_name}">{category_name}</a></li>
    {/exp:channel:categories}
</ul>
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  • Of course! Thank you :) Expression Engine is so flexible, sometimes I forget the most obvious answer Nov 22 '13 at 18:45

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