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Navigation link structure: two templates, two channels, one category group?

I have a navigation/URL structure issue, and I haven't been able to find online exactly what I want to accomplish. I have an "About" template and a "Staff" template - so different URL's for each ...
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Conditionals from within Piped String of values

I have a string of piped category ID's which represent all the categories which are selected for any given page. Within my page, I now need to check the input of the chosen categories. For example, ...
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Category still being output

I've tried both of the below and category 18 is still being outputted in the category list. Version 1 {exp:channel:categories category_group="1" category="not 18"} <a href="{path='shop/index'}"&...
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Low Seg2Cat: Category Image filedir is not parsing

I have an issue where it seems that my category images are not being parsed properly. {if segment_3_category_image}<img src="{segment_3_category_image}" alt="{segment_3_category_name}" class="...
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Can you limit a blog archive to a specific category?

I am not sure why this doesn't work: <h3>Archives</h3> <ul> {exp:channel:month_links channel="blog" limit="12" category_id="41" show_empty="no"} &...
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Can you use {if category == "[category name]"} to redirect a blog entry?

We have a client's multi-language site, and are NOT using any plugins to differentiate the site. The different languages are under different url paths (/fr /nl) using pages. However, for the blog ...
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List of distinct categories assigned to entry

I need a NON-duplicated list of distinct Category Names assigned to a range of entries. -- Show non-duplicated list of (CAT GROUP 2) for Entries -- Summary: - Products are assigned to TWO ...
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Custom Category Fields

Hmm, taking my first steps with categories and not having much joy. I've got {meta-title} and {meta-description} category fields set up for each category. Having trouble pulling back the correct data ...
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How do I display entries by Category

The title may be deceiving and I may be missing something exceptionally obvious but I am trying to display a series of entries by category that link to external websites The basic outcome should be ...
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Display Entries by URL Title to a Category?

Let's say I have the following page. www.mysite.com/about/video/ I have the following links on it. www.mysite.com/about/video/examples www.mysite.com/about/video/tutorials I also have a channel ...
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Filter entries by more than one categories

I have lot of entries with many category groups. The template first show all entries, after by selecting a category the url became like this http://local.site.ext/all/category/category_name How can ...
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Maximum number of categories

I'm planning a site that will have approximately 10,000 categories in the installation.Does ExpressionEngine allow this? Is there a maximum number of categories allowed?
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Stash filter entries by categories using match / against

First of all I will collect all the website categories in a particular category group. Then, for each category group I will generate my Markup that will be fed to Jquery to generate navigational tabs. ...
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Using Grid with Categories

I'm wondering how to use categories with Grid in a particular circumstance, or if that is really the best way to go. Specifically, I'm doing a website for a restaurant and they want to be able to ...
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How to disable Editor (DevDemon) for Category Descriptions

I want to completely disable Editor for my Category Descriptions and have it revert back to the simple text area field that ships with EE. Does anyone know how to do this?
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Solspace Calender Filtering events by category

I am using the demo templates from Solspace and having a bit of trouble getting filtering working. I have one calendar and I want to be able to filter the events based on a category. I can't get it to ...
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Filtering by categories

I am trying to do a category filter using segments. I will try to break it down as best as possible! Hopefully someone can assist me. EE Versions: v2.9.2, Low Seg2Cat: v2.8.1 I am using 2 category ...
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Escaping characters in category names?

I have an EE category name that contains an ampersand-- i.e. "Coffee & Tea." I'm displaying this name as the header for a listing of cafes and tea houses using the {category_name} field, and I'm ...
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Setting a category from segment in .xls download template

We've set up a template to download an .xsl file of entries in a number of specific categories (with much help in this SE thread) - all works fine if we hardcode the category ID but if we tray to make ...
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Why is the content showing for all categories except the one named California?

In eight years of building EE sites I have never encountered this problem before. I am building a photo section on my site that lists photos by category. Only as a category has content does the name ...
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Prevent a category being displayed when using category="{segment_3_category_id}"

Because of the URL schema on a site I'm working on I'm using {segment_x_category_id} (via Low Seg2Cat - http://gotolow.com/addons/low-seg2cat) to grab the category ID and pass it to a channel entries ...
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Pagination & Categories (Incorrect URL Generated)

I have a very standard news feature on the site i'm working on which has both categories and pagination for the entries. A problem i'm having is that the pagination is not filtering by category in the ...
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Right way to list entries within a category (that's specified within a URL)

Going through old templates and trying to clean up some stuff. One page I have is a category page. This displays a list of entries within a category that is specified within segment 3 of a url like ...
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Ampersand with certain spacing not allowed in Category name

When I use an ampersand (&) in a Category name with spaces in a certain order I get an error that does not allow me to submit the change. Using EE v.2.9.2. Error: "The data you submitted did not ...
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Pagination not working correctly when using categories and Transcribe

I'm using Transcribe and I'm having an issue with pagination on my blog. When I filter by category the pagination links are also counting entries from my other languages. It works fine without the ...
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Loop through entries, one category at a time

I'm having a bit of trouble with this, and I can't even describe it very well. Anyways, what I want to do, is list through all the entries I have in a certain channel, just like usual. Except I want ...
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Getting categories assigned to a related entry when using {parents}

I'm displaying some related entries by means of the {parents} tag pair. Whilst I can get all the field information as I need it doesn't seem possible to display the categories that are assigned to the ...
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Basic question re creating sectioned lists

Please pardon the basic question, but I'm rather new to ExpressionEngine and hoping to be pointed in the right direction in using the proper tags for creating lists of items separated into sections by ...
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Viewing a published post in which its status is not open

I have created a custom status which is titled "Completed". The application I am building allows for users to view courses they have attended or our attending in the future. All upcoming courses have ...
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Channel Categories: Display all categories so each parent is a header and children are a list

I am displaying all of a channel's parent and child categories. The client's design is kinda tricky so the goal is each parent group is in a row, each parent name is in a tag and its children are in a ...
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Assign subcategories to a new parent - possible to retrofit those to relate to the new parent?

I created a category and subcategories tied to this category. I then created a new category and then went into the old "main" category and assigned this new category as the previous 'top' category as ...
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Displaying Entries by Category name not working

I'm using Low Seg2Cat and I'm trying to display a list of entries by their Category Name. if I use the category id I can pull the entries, however using the Category name is a no go. {exp:channel:...
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Category links not working after category filter is used in channel

I have been trying to get the category links to filter properly on a news site. Whenever I click on a category I'd like to filter, it still shows everything. The filter worked before the restriction ...
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Is there a way to pass a category id from one entries loop to another?

I am building a site for a school. The school has classes and the school has events. Some of the events are school-wide and some are specific to a certain class. On a class detail page (domain.com/...
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Show only parent when segment 3 is active and dynamic

I have a simple entry with categories and children. Parent A Child A Child B When an entry is set to ONLY Parent A I want that entry to display. BUt what happens is the children entry is ...
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Low Search - Cannot add collection from channels from category group

I'm working on an older site that was setup using Low Search. There are two main categories, and I need to add the blog into a collection, so that I can set the overall site search to pull entries ...
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Search results to display category names

I need to work out how to incorporate category names into the search results url. I found a solution using php (noted below) which adds the relevant category names into the appropriate position in ...
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Low Reorder, count, and total_results - trying to test for last entry in each category

I have a people page that is separated into three different categories, and I am using Low Reorder to allow my client custom control over what order the people are displayed in each category. That ...
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Add on to Make Categories 'Required' in Channel Form?

Is there a way to make category checkboxes work like custom fields and be 'required' in Channel Form? With a message that shows the error if not? Been looking for a plugin but doesn't seem like there ...
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Channel categories and metadata

For the entries I'm using SEO Lite module but what can I do for categories landing pages metadata except default from SEO Lite module? Conditionals are not the best choice for because I have about 120 ...
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Categories not selected correctly with if statements

Currently I'm trying to use if statements to determine what category to filter on. I'm using a combination of freebie and embed. However, I can't seem to find the right syntax to filter correctly. I ...
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Restrict Low Search toggles to one selection per group

We have a channel with categories that we are filtering on using Low Search, some of the category groups in which assignments are made for an entry are exclusive, i.e. the entry can only ever belong ...
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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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Filter categories by AND and OR

This is a bit of a complex one, and a bit tricky to explain - but here it goes. I'm trying to build an advanced filter system for an eCommerce website. Hypothetically, it would look like this (with [ ...
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ExpressionEngine Automatic Category if not one set

I have a channel called blog, and i have just created a category group with some categories. I have assigned the group to the the channel "blog", as it stands each entry has no category assigned, is ...
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Is there a way to for categories to appear in search results

I am using the Low Search plugin to allow visitors to my site to search for content, however I require that categories appear in the search results as well as entries. Is this possible?
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Solspace color coding events by Category

I have a handful of events I need color coded. Here is my setup: Solspace Calendar using the Full Calendar theme, and setup by using this guide. Currently, everything works beautifully. I am ...
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Limit displayed image(s) from one entry/category

I have a 'projects' channel, that contains a 'Channel Images' field. An entry can belong to one of four categories. On my home page, all I want to display is two of the images from the most recently ...
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Removing segments

I have a products section as follows with a global header that outputs category fields into the meta info and page content: domain.com/products/ (All top level product categories listed) Template= /...
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Categories not editable from channel entry screen

I'm using ee v2.8.1 and when I try and click the red link next to 'edit categories' in the entry screen the link disappears and nothing happens? I can edit the categories if I go through the drop down ...

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