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Here is what I am trying to do.

I am using Safecracker to do the add/edit posting, but when the user click on a checkbox, then go to edit the posting, the check box is not there.

I am using Gwcode Categories Plugin, outputting my categories as checkboxes because it has more feature and flexibility then the built in safecracker categories tag

GWCode Categories

        <ul>
        {exp:gwcode_categories group_id="9"} 
        <li>
    <input type="checkbox"  id="categories" name="category[]" value="{cat_id}" {checked} />
 <span>{cat_name}</span>    
 </li>
 {/exp:gwcode_categories}
</ul>

but when I use Safecracker

<ul>
     {categories}
      <li>&lt;input type="checkbox" name="category[]" id="categories" value="{category_id}" {checked} /&gt; 
<span>{category_name}</span> </li>
{/categories}
</ul>

the checkbox is there. why I cant just used the {checked} in the Gwcode Categories and why does it have to be in {categories}{/categories}

here is the code that I have right now and trying to do with safecracker

{exp:gwcode_categories group_id="9"} 
    {if has_children && parent_id == '0' }
        <!-- parent with children -->
        <li class="checkbox checkbox_parent">  
            <span><b>{cat_name}</b></span>
        </li>
    {if:elseif depth == 2}
        <!-- child at second level -->
        <li class="checkbox">  
            <input type="checkbox" id="categories" name="category[]" value="{cat_id}" checked="{checked}" />
            <span>{cat_name}</span>
        </li>
    {if:elseif depth == 3}
        <!-- child at third level -->
        <li class="checkbox">  
            <input type="checkbox"  id="categories" name="category[]" value="{cat_id}" checked="{checked}" />
            <span>{cat_name}</span>
        </li>
    {if:else}
        <!-- parent with no children -->
        <li class="checkbox_parent_nochild">
            <input type="checkbox"  id="categories" name="category[]" value="{cat_id}" checked="{checked}"  /> 
            <span>{cat_name}</span>
        </li>
    {/if}
{/exp:gwcode_categories}
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  • Is this a feature request? If so, you need to email the developer directly.
    – Anna_MediaGirl
    Commented Feb 22, 2013 at 5:31
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    i don't think gw-categories looks at selected categories for an entry. What are you trying to do? What flexibility do you need that SC doesn't give you?
    – GDmac
    Commented Feb 22, 2013 at 8:04
  • with GWCode Categories I will be able to user the parent_id and the children_id to help filter the categories better on user select, but i tried {checked} and it doesnt work
    – Kevin
    Commented Feb 22, 2013 at 16:41

1 Answer 1

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When within a SC form, GWcode Categories will not be aware of which categories are currently selected for the entry. You'll have to use Safecracker's {categories} loop.

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  • Is there a way to make it work with gwcode categories? I notice safecracker doesnt have a way to get the children_id, like gwcode categories does
    – Kevin
    Commented Feb 22, 2013 at 16:46
  • Not to my knowledge, no. Commented Feb 22, 2013 at 17:19
  • darn, thanks for responding you cant even do a simple if else conditional in the categories tag
    – Kevin
    Commented Feb 22, 2013 at 17:46

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