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More flexible categorization

Everyone knows EE's categories suck. What this question presupposes is, maybe they don't have to. What are the best ways to handle more complex categorization schemes? For example, I am about to start ...
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Category WYSIWYG

I`m currently working with categories in ExpressionEngine and facing the problem that i missing some kind of WYSIWYG editor. An search on Devot:ee gives me no result. Is there an solution or an ...
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Displaying category information on a “Single Entry Page”

I’m completely stumped. I’m working on my first eCommerce website using the “Store Module”. The problem that I’m running into is in regards to Categories. I have setup a number or categories for the ...
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Is it possible to output exp:channel:category_archive listings to match the Low Reorder order of the entries?

Before I start adding multiple Channel Entries tags to a template, and getting my hands dirty with custom SQL, I wanted to see if this was possible. I'm using exp:channel:category_archive in the ...
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Listing entries, ordering by Category

I want to list a channel's entries by category. It's a kind of hybrid of using EE's category_archive tag but inside of exp:channel:entries. I have an ugly solution (shown here); it violates every DRY ...
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Front-end filtering of entries combining multiple selections

I'm wondering how best to handle providing the user the ability to filter channel entries via the front end with the selection of multiple criteria simultaneously - kind of like some real estate sites ...
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How to structure a category listing template?

What is the best way to create a category listing page where the category name is used in both the <head> and <body> tags? This is what I have at the moment: <!DOCTYPE html> <...
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Are there any good add-ons for managing categories on the publish screen?

I have a channel that will require lots of editing (adding and selecting) of many categories and want to make this as simple a process as possible for the client. I also need to require that only one ...
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How to Display an Entry's Category?

I'm on a single product entry page. The URL does not specify the category. In fact, the entry has 3 category groups associated with it. I want to display the first category assigned from each of the ...
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A way to limit the number of categories with `exp:channel:categories`?

Is it possible to limit the number of categories that are returned by the {exp:channel:categories} tag? If not is there an alternative (or dare I say add-on :P) Obviously I could just use an SQL ...
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Display selected categories at top of publish category tab

We have over 1000 categories visible on the Publish Form (inherited!). I want to be able to show the moderators the selected categories at a glance instead of them having to scroll through all 1000. ...
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Excluding a Category

I am using ExpressionEngine 2.5.2 I have a website that includes a featured blog post at the top, as well as a news section that all of my blog posts in chronological order. When a blog post is ...
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How do I display a category name based on a segment?

I'm trying to show the category_name of segment_3. If I use the variable {segment_3} it displays the short name, I want to show the Full name. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Using switchee to redirect to 404 if no category exists

I'm interested in redirecting to a 404 if no category exists at the URL, for example if category xyz doesn't exist at; mydomain.tld/shop/category/xyz I'm using Switchee and a case value for category ...
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Use core EE class in an add-on

I've got a custom plugin that I'm using to do some PHP work for a project. I'm looking for a way to run some of the category methods in the Admin_content class. Are add-ons able to use this class? If ...
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Dealing with 100+ categories

I need a 'location_channel' with location entries. These entries should have 3 multi-select boxes containing different categories. Select #1 - Location Type Education Academies Auditoria ... ...
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Better Way to Show Categories from the Control Panel?

I've looked everywhere for an Accessory that makes the Control Panel Categories look better: As you can see from the screenshot I'm eventually going to run into a big issue when I get other States ...
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a less expensive way of grouping entries by category

I'm trying to figure out if there's a more performant way of getting entries grouped by category. As you can see, I'm using NSM Categories module. Right now, this costing me 263 queries and 5 seconds ...
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Safecracker entry form, specifying categories across multiple pages

I have a multiple page Safecracker form, as there are a number of large category groups that need to be chosen from. On Page 2, I have a content type select. On Page 3, I have a topic select. And, on ...
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Is it possible to have category name instead of template_group in uri?

I would like to be able to have the url-structure like http://example.com/category_name/entry_url_title Now i know that the default structure in ExpressionEngine is template_group/...
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Repeating entries within a Structure tree

I'm trying to create a category-like hierarchy using only Structure, but am having issues with the requirement of each entry having a unique url_title. For example... Category1 Sub1 Item1 ...
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Switch inside Channel:Categories?

I would like to insert a clearfix div after every third category listing. I have used this method successfully when outputting from {exp:channel:entries} tag pairs, but it appears that the {switch} ...
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Include category in keyword simple search [duplicate]

Is it possible to include category names in keyword simple search? {exp:search:simple_form channel="products" result_page="search/results" no_result_page="search/no_results" search_in="everywhere"} &...
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displaying expired entries

Is there a way where i can create a function that only displays expired entries? I have a page set up that displays, up and coming and pervious events click here when the user clicks on the pervious ...
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How to deal with Seg2Cat no results in channel query

I'm using Low Seg2Cat to retrieve the third segment of my url and pass it as category to filter a listing page. Problem is that when third segment is empty I have no-results, where I was expecting a ...
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How do I display categories assigned to entry within Channel entries tag

In my code below I'm trying to list the category_url_titles within data-type. This is returning all the categories for that channel, but I only want to show the categories assigned to that entry. I ...
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What's the best way for displaying a three-level category tree?

What I'm trying to achieve is the following: A three-level 'category' tree, with at the end channel_entries. So users can browse between categories & access the entries related to that category. ...
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Creating a prev/next CATEGORY links

There are some great options to do prev/next entries (Advanced Prev/Next, Nearby Entries, etc.) but I could not find an add-on or an EE-native way to do a "Go to Next Category" and/or "Go to Previous ...
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EE GeoFinder plus EE Categories

So I'm trying to assign a class via {category_url_title} inside of a {exp:geofinder:location_results} tag. The problem is now I have 2 loops. I tried several things like using {categories} tag pair by ...
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{no_results} doesn't work if channel:entries uses category=“” as parameter

I have a very strange issue. When using the first EE channel:entries code my no_results tag works, but when using the exact same channel:entries tag together with the category="" parameter the ...
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{categories} tag pair not parsing contents

I'm trying to clear ce_cache of a category given a specific entry's set of categories. This doesn't seem to work and I think it's because the {categories} tag pair isn't quite a full implementation of ...
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output nested categories plus channel entries

I'm scratching my head to find the best way to output a nested category list that contains channel entries for child cats...something like this h1 Parent Category Name h2 Child Category Name 1 ...
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Low Search Category Query on Results Page

I can not seem to find anything regarding listing what categories were selected in the search query on the results page for Low Search. Here's an example of my code on the search page: ...
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Hiding specific categories from the publish tab

Within a category group, I've got about 10 categories that don't need to be seen by anyone but myself. If I had realised this while planning the site, I would have created them in a separate ...
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Detect any pagination in a conditional

I've got a site where it shows different content dependent on the url segments (categories eugh!) but as there can be up to 4 url segments, any of which could have pagination, i want to be able to say ...
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Check if category is assigned in channel entry conditional

I am trying to use templates in embeds depending on the users' category selection but I don't know how to check if a category has been assigned or not. {categories} {if category_url_title=="full-...
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Setting a primary category for content entry

At the moment I can add multiple categories to a post which is fantastic. Is there a way to specify which of the selected categories is the primary category for that content? The reason that I want ...
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Image manipulations with category images

Is it possible to use image manipulations with category images? I have heard conflicting reports and it's not working for me. There is a spot to designate image manipulations for category images, but ...
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Is there a way to not show entries from a sub-category?

I have a category (cat1) with 2 sub-cats (cat1a and cat1b). 19 entries belong to cat1, but 9 are in the sub-cats. On the 1st level category page (cat1) is there a way to not show the 9 entries that ...
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Displaying categories in multiple columns

I'm using a safecracker form to edit a channel entry. I needed checkboxes to display which categories were assigned to the entry. I've achieved this using the code below {exp:safecracker channel="...
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If no results for {categories}

Is there a way to display a fallback snippet if a {categories show_group='xy'}-Tag is empty / a entry does not have a category? The example… <p>Category: {categories show_group='xy' backspace='...
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Struggling with Categories

I'm new to EE and trying to learn how to use Channels and Categories. I've created a Channel, then created Channel Fields, then associated the two. I am able to add entries to that channel just fine. ...
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Accessing categories of a relationship field in EE2.6

I have a channel with a single relationship field. In my template, I want to access the relationship's list of categories. Unfortunately, this does not work: (example simplified to illustrate my point)...
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How do you get Safecracker to display category groups?

I am working on a new version of an existing magazine site. We are re-architecting the category structure, and I have set up a new category group. We need to go through all existing articles and re-...
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Trouble Editing Categories for Admins

I'm having some difficulties having clients adding/editing categories within entries. As the Super Admin, I can simply open an entry, click Categories and can add/edit categories without any troubles....
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Automatically assign parent category to sub-category entries?

I have a parent category called, 'Reviews', which has sub-categories, 'Albums', 'Tracks' and 'Gigs'. The entries in the sub-categories had already been assigned those sub-categories before the parent ...
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Get Category Name from a known Category ID [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I display a category name based on a segment? I am trying to construct a Breadcrumb navigation system on my navbar. The URL will look like this: http://mysite.com/...
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How can I create a category listing which has its own template?

Use custom category listing template 'news/category': /site/news/category Use custom template to present “Legal Politics” 'news/category-legal-politics' entries: /site/news/category/politics/legal ...
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New 'Category' Hook or Action?

When adding/deleting/editing a category in the CP, I would like to send that data to Mailchimp (where I ultimately will have the same categories) How can this be achieved? Using a Action or a Hook? ...
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Channel:categories of entries that have category from different category group

What we are trying to do: I am using three category-groups, "product category", brands and country of origin, to create a navigation in a shop with the ability to filter the content of each product ...

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