I'm trying to develop a simple product catalog using categories; I use Transcribe plugin, also.

I've got main categories CAT1 (id4), CAT2 (id5), CAT3 (id6), CAT4 (id7) and subcategories of CAT1: SUBCAT1, SUBCAT2, SUBCAT3. Every main category have its own template page, for example when the user select CAT1 go to page: http://develop/products/group/C4/ On that page I need to show a list of CAT1 subcategories: SUBCAT1, SUBCAT2 and SUBCAT3. I wanna do it dynamically. Now, I can show my subcategories list right set parent_id manually...

{exp:channel:categories channel="products" style="linear"}
    {if parent_id=="4"}
        {exp:transcribe:replace name="category_{category_url_title}"}<br />

I'm able to get the current main category ID...

{exp:channel:entries channel="products" limit="1"}

I wonder if there's a way to combine these informations and, simply, get "SUBCAT1, SUBCAT2, SUBCAT3" as output without use any plugins, when I'm on the CAT1 page.

1 Answer 1


Use Gw Code Categories like as below:

{exp:gwcode_categories cat_id="{segment_3}"}

OR if you want to use category url title then:

{exp:gwcode_categories cat_url_title="{segment_3}"}


-> CAT1
   -> SUBCAT1
   -> SUBCAT2
   -> SUBCAT3

If you don't want to show the "CAT1" category, you can add the incl_self parameter like so: incl_self="no".

  • First of all, Jainil, thanks so much for your help! I prefer to use less plugins I can, but I've already hear about GWcode, so I give it a try. It work fine in EE3 (the old stable version with a self-made porting, the EE3 beta also): I can do what i want with categories list. But it does not work with Transcribe plugin: I must use {exp_transcribe:replace name="category_{cat_url_title}"} inside {exp:gwcode_categories ...} ...But it seems that Transcribe is executed first GWcode generate his output loop.. I just started to use EE and I'm really confused..
    – deste
    Jan 18, 2017 at 10:40
  • 2
    Finally, I have discovered EE parse parameter ... I've added parse="inward" to my {ext:gwcode_categories} tag and all works fine! Thank you!
    – deste
    Jan 18, 2017 at 13:42

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