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 have tried different orders for the if statements.

Broken: {exp:channel:entrieschannel="resources" {if freebie_break_1}category='{freebie_break_1}'{if:else embed:category}category='{embed:category}'{/if} {if freebie_break_2}category2="{freebie_break_2}"{/if}... normal channel params}


{if embed:category}category='{embed:category}'{/if}

Can someone let me know if category selection simply won't allow me to have this syntax?

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You can 't use freebie this way because the freebie segments are parsed after the Channel Module.

My suggestion is to use freebie before the embed, on the parent template.

I tried to suggest you a code, but I couldn't figure what is the category2 parameter.

This is the closest I could get:

    {if freebie_break_1}
  • I decided to go this way. I inherited a template and tried to consolidate them. I have ended up creating a parent template just for routing to the main template.
    – Chris
    Sep 26, 2014 at 15:08

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