One of the main templates on my site, the product page, has a single products channel entry, and up to 3 playa children (also products). I'm trying to get the categories for playa children. Here's my test code:

{exp:channel:entries channel="products" limit="1" status="open|wide|feature|glory"}
    <h1>Main Product: {title}</h1>
    {exp:playa:children field="also_like" status="open|wide"}
        <h1><a href="{title_permalink='site/product'}">{title}</a></h1> 
        <div class="age">Age: {categories show_group="5" limit="1" note="age range"}{category_name}{/categories}</div>
        <div class="environ">Env: {categories show_group="6" limit="1" note="environment"}{category_name}{/categories}</div>

Another page manages to display the categories, but it's directly from the channel:entries tag, rather than going through the playa:children.

Any help appreciated.

1 Answer 1


NotoriousWebmaster -

Playa disables categories by default. You'll need to add disable= to over-ride the parameter.

{exp:playa:children field="also_like" status="open|wide" disable="members"}

or similar.

Let me know if that helps!

  • d'Oh! I knew that! I'd read it somewhere along the way. Thanks. Commented Apr 26, 2013 at 15:29
  • Woot! Happy to help. Have a great weekend!
    – Lisa
    Commented Apr 26, 2013 at 15:48

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