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For questions related to creating and managing ExpressionEngine categories which are using with the ExpressionEngine Channel Module.

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How to achieve without nested channel:entries tags

I'm hoping someone can suggest an elegant solution to this. I sometimes need to have the result that a channel:entries loop inside a channel:categories loop can provide. A simple example would be: &...
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Displaying the number of entries in a category

Is there a way to select channel, list out the categories assigned to that channel and then the number of entries in each category? What I want is something link the below: Category 1 - 100 entries ...
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Exception Caught version 4.3.1

We accidentally assigned a parent to itself in category, version 4.3.0 but ended up with an exception, we manually updated to 4.3.1 in hope of fixing the issue but it didn't. How can we get rid of ...
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Optimising conditional options within menus in a structured search UI

I have a project where products will be categorised across 5 category groups. Each category group will have between 3 and 12 categories. On the front end each category group will be expressed as a ...
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Transcribe and Category Pages

Super stuck wondering if you could help. I have a channel called Accommodation which has categories like hotels, B&Bs etc. Straight forward enough. Then I have a category template, index, which ...
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How can I pass the category ID of the current entry into the exp:calendar:cal tag?

I have an entry assigned to a specific category. I want events from exp:calendar:cal that share the same category to be displayed on the same page. When I hard code the category ID it works like a ...
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File directory doesn't parse correctly in Seg2Cat

I'm seeing an issue in Low Seg2Cat where the {last_segment_category_image} variable seems to not be parsing the file directory & is returning the following: {filedir_10}gaf-logo.png. I am using {...
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I am building a real estate platform with filtering capabilities

How do I start to do this? By using categories or relationship fields?
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How to achieve desired URL structure: /category/entry/

I am trying to achieve the following URL structure: website.com/services/design/ website.com/services/design/branding/ website.com/services/development/ website.com/services/development/front-end-...
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Output categories from a CatGroup, as 'group/list' of category related entries EEv2.9

New to EE overall but trying to output 'lists' of category specific entries within a specific category group. Essentially the logic I think I need is: 'for unique each category in categoryGroup output ...
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How to pull {category_url_title} from related content

Wondering how I can pull {category_url_title} back from a Matrix field {recipes-related} that uses PLAYA related entries for {left} and {right}. I have this but doesn't pull the Category URL Title ...
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Need query that filters entries by category

I need to display entries from Channel 1 and entries from (Channel 2, Category 1). I'm guessing the meat of the query would be something like this: WHERE channel_id = 1 OR (channel_id = 2 AND cat_id ...
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No entries found for a category on frontend

Sorry, but I'm new to EE. I have a site with EE 2.11.9 There is one category created with some sub-categories. To each sub-categories there are some blogs/entries assigned. Problem is that when I ...
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Display Parent Category

EE3 Is it possible to display the parent category of the current entry? {exp:channel:entries channel="news" disable="member_data|pagination|trackbacks" dynamic="no" ...
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categories inside the Edit Entry publish tab?

It is possible to display categories inside the Edit Entry publish tab with EE3, to facilitate the use of publishing ? Does an add-on exist to display the categories on this first tab ?
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How do I output the full URL for an entry, including the category paths?

I'm try to output an Entry URL like this, which includes the Category URL Titles: /products/category/sub-category/sub-sub-category/entry-url-title But I can't work out how to achieve this. Any ideas ...
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Most efficient workflow to assign news articles to a list of services with thousands of entries

Is there any way to do this in ExpressionEngine (3.5.10).... I have a channel of services offered by a company. The channel name is called services. I then have a list of news articles in a channel ...
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Why does dynamic='no' affect displaying a banner from a different channel?

The code I have works, but I don't understand why and am seeking an explanation rather than a fix. I have a template which displays a list of news articles. The channel is called news. I also have ...
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How do you stop the “category path” being put in URL's generated by {path=}

ExpressionEngine 3.5.10. I am outputting a specific list of categories (category_group="1") from a channel of training courses (channel="training"). Followed by the list of courses assigned to that ...
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Having A Category Sort Problem. EE3

I need to sort across all categories based on performance start date. Its all one category group with three categories. It sorts but it will sort one category by date and the second category by date. ...
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How to get entry's categories, of a specific Category Group

I've followed How to Display an Entry's Category? to show the categories assigned to a particular channel entry. Is there a way to specify a certain Category Group? For example, my code looks ...
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Try to set Low Search to match one Category and any from Group of Categories

I have two category groups. One is for Towns and the other is for Designations. Some Designations are state-related, some are national-related. So I've combined the categories that are state and the ...
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Are there any options for choosing and showing a Primary Category in EE3?

I am upgrading a site to EE3. I have a channel with 3 separate category groups, with 2-3 levels of categories in each group. Any particular entry could have 3-6 categories selected. For breadcrumbs ...
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How is the ExpressionEngine user guide documentation managed? By categories or channels with relationship fields to the child pages?

I would like to create a user guide for my website which functions the same way as the ExpressionEngine user guide / docs. Seen here. I would like to know how they structure their pages. Do they use ...
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Category page and Article. How?

EDIT!!! It's not about categories, it's about addresses and templates. I need to get 2 types of pages: site.com/sport/football/ — page with lots of entry site.com/sport/football/realmadrid — page ...
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Parent Category in dropdown in a channel form is not automatically assigned

I have i channel form with a dropdown menu which displays parent and child categories. When i choose one subcategory and submit the form, the parent category is not automatically selected even though ...
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what happens if you delete a category in EE?

What happens when I delete a category? We have created far too many categories, in a hierarchical list. I want to reduce it from 100 to 15 by deleting the sub-categories. Will the article then default ...
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Category Archive Page

EE 2.7.2 Build20131008 I am fairly new to expression engine and having a little bit of trouble getting this to work out the way I need it. I am trying to create a category archive page. Here is the ...
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Limit entry to just one category?

Is it possible to limit an entry to just one category in the EE3 CP? Seems that the only option is to have checkboxes so an entry can be signed to multiple categories. Is there no way to have it set ...
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Using Playa passing values

I am trying the following with no luck <?php $category = "{exp:cat2:id category_url_title='{segment_4}'}"; ?> {exp:playa:parents channel="article|blogs|calendar_events|contests|podcasts|videos" ...
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Show a list of subcategories for current category

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: ...
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Conditional with categories

So I'm trying to conditionally display an embed within an entry based on several parameters: channel_short_name and category. So I have a conditional that checks a few items and then if it matches has ...
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EE3 category select custom field

Is there an EE3 custom field out there somewhere that allows selecting one or more categories, like this EE2 addon by Wes Baker: https://devot-ee.com/add-ons/wb-category-select
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How to show category of entry within relationship field

How do I show the category of an entry within the native EE relationship field? I've tried using this which doesn't seem to work. (EE v3.4.3) {relationship_field:categories} {relationship_field:...
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passing a category id to an embed

I'm trying to pass a category id to an embed like so: {if local_ratings=="Los Angeles"} {embed="embeds/ratings" cat="22"} {/if} The "local_ratings" is an EE dropdown. In my embed I have: {exp:...
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Display number of entries of a certain categories in a channel

I would like to display the number of entries of a given category within the same channel, and nothing else. I've found this older question Display the number of entries in a channel but that does ...
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Show related category entries from relationship entry

I'm trying to list category entries from relationship entry: I'm trying to achieve this result: CategoryA test1 CategoryB test2 test3 but my ...
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Dynamic Template Name in URL

On a single entry page, I want to display a list of categories an entry is assigned to, and these categories should link back to their respective pages. Now those categories are attached to different ...
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How to change default C2 - C3 base cateogry urls to their actual name

For the life of me, I don't understand why EE uses C's for category urls by default and not their actual names. I get the concept but it's not that SEO friendly. For instance, using normal channel ...
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Entry Handling - Categories/Status Group/Relationship Differences

I'm a novice at EE. What exactly are the difference between categories, status groups and Relationships within EE other they are all used for Entry organization?The documentation on EE for 3.3 is not ...
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Is there a limit to the number of categories I can create?

In Expression Engine 3.x is there a limit to the number of categories and sub-categories I can create? If so, how many?
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Trying to get category name to show on category page

I have a template for categories and I am trying to get the catgeory name in the meta title of the page (or anywhere on the page). I thought it was just as simple as <title>{category_name} &...
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Why are there so many &nbsp; displayed in the Category display?

I am running EE 3.4.1 and when adding subcategories to the category interface I am seeing a row of  's in front of all the subcategories in the drop down list - see the attached image. This ...
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Top ten most used attributes for category/channel tags?

I'm a novice at EE development. Can anyone suggest the top ten (or any number) of the most used attributes for most channel:entries/category tags? Scrolling through the docs seems overwhelming at ...
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Stash parse categories and category_id

I'm trying to use the following conditionals in exp:stash:parse to set some values based on the category_id. However, I just can't get it to work and it always just gold for channel_colour or 20 for ...
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User sub-categories

Assigning myself to a sub category assigns me to the parent again, leaving a duplicate in the DB. EG: member_id cat_id 1 111 1 119 1 111 Is this normal behaviour?
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Categories as dropdown

How can I make the categories a select box? Thanks
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How to give categories open/closed status?

Long story short, I have a situation where categories are treated like channel entries as far as generating lists of content on the front-end (using gwcode_categories inside channel entries.) I have a ...
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Category filters - how do you apply this from a url?

We have an event listings page that contains a filter to select from a range of event categories and I want to see if it's possible to provide a url that, when visited, will have automatically applied ...
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Want to display all but 1 category in channel entries loop

I would like to display all but 1 category in my channel entries loop. I tried doing category="not .." but it doesn't work. Here is my code {exp:channel:entries channel="lm_edit" sort="desc" category=...