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Category Group id location in the control panel

I cannot find the category group id number anywhere in the control panel since I upgraded to EE5. I am building a search based on cat group but I have no idea what the values are and cannot find them. ...
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How do i pull fields from a channel with a category_group tagged, but only the category tag that is checked

I've searched for solutions on how to display the selected category, to no avail. I need to display entries that has that category field selected within that channel This code just opens the channel ...
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Using Pagination with Categories

Is there a way to paginate a list of categories? For example, I have 9 categories and would like to display 3 categories with their description on each page. It seems like it should be as easy as the ...
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Show child categories without GW Code Categories

I'm trying to just show child categories of a specific parent and have used GW Code Categories in the past. I would just pass the category ID to GW Code and voila! Now that GW Code Categories is not ...
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How to make a drop-down field use categories?

I have a field called 'Genre' in a channel called 'Games.' I made my list as categories. I created a category group called 'Genres' and added all my various genres. Now, I want to create a field ...
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Display Category Image/Description based on Category Id in url Query String

I'm working on an EE2 site (yes I know it's old) and we have a super search search results page that displays results from one particular category based on the url. What I need to do is get the ...
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Apply more than one category by default in channel settings

I know it isn't a configuration available in the control panel but I’m just wondering if there is a fairly simple alteration I could make in the code of my EE5 installation that would allow more than ...
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Get Category ID from URL title of URL segment?

My Url: http://somelink.com/package/view/a-hald-day-trip-to-the-zoo //my code below... from url above i want to use entry title category id as my category id below, the url above and my code below ...
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List entries which have no category assigned

Anyone know how to do this? Obviously I can pass in a category ID into the channel loop to get entries within that specific category. But I'd like to get a list of all entries that don't currently ...
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how to pull the child id from a segment

I have a single entry page that has a child category selected only (not the parent just the child selected) I have a Solspace Calendar event entry which has the same child category selected. Is ...
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Displaying entries from two channels from same category on single-entry page

I have a channel called "offices" with a limited number of entries. Every entry is assigned to a different category from a Category Group called "office-categories". For instance the first entry is ...
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Link to categorised listing entries using Structure

I am designing a site just now that has a 'reviews' section and in that section each review can be categorised, e.g. 'Album Review', 'Live Review', 'Press Review' etc. The url structure I have is: ...
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Issue trying to remove entries on one page not displaying on another

I'm very new to EE so forgive my lack of actual knowledge of the correct terms for channels/entries etc. We have page entries (the coloured blocks of text)on our charity website which allows you to ...
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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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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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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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Show child categories but hide parent

I have a template that outputs a list of categories and any entries associated with them. All entries are assigned to child categories and none to the parent categories (the parent categories exist ...
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Adding Category in URL link

How do I include the category name in the URL and have that link work? I have a blog channel with a category called 'news'. I need the url to be - www.mysite/news/blog-post-heading. I currently am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I get the Channel Entries count within a Channel Categories loop?

I have a exp:channel:categories loop that is filtered by category group, and within that I have an exp:channel:entries loop that is filtered by category_id. This outputting the data that I expecting. ...
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How do I include the Category URL Title in the Channel Entry link

I am pulling a series of entries from a Channel that has about a dozen categories. I need to be able to direct each entry's "read more" link to a template group that bears the same name as the ...
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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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exp:channel:categories not displaying all categories in a group

So I have a channel (dog) with multiple category groups assigned to it. I'm trying to build a navigation and have the following code for the DOG dropdown list: {exp:channel:categories channel="dog" ...
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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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Get category_group and category_id outside the channel tag and use it to display category description text

I have to add a text, that describes the current category but I have to put it outside the channel tag with a single entry and if the category_id is for example number 5, I have to get a text that ...
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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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Get Category Details by just URL_TITLE in EE

Is there a way that I can get the Category details in EE by just knowing the category url_title ? Channel Category tag doesn't provide that facility : http://ellislab.com/expressionengine/user-guide/...
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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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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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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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