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How to display sub categories on individual pages?

I currently have a summary page that displays the links to 5 product categories (with a product image for each category) - the user clicks on an image is taken to a new page that displays all the ...
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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 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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related categories issue

I am having a slight issue with grabbing data from my related categories. click here on my dev site i have several categories energy, relax, wellness etc etc. When the user click on one of the ...
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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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Show current category

I have this markup: {exp:channel:entries channel="imagegallery"} <div class="element {exp:channel:categories category_group="1" channel="imagegallery" style="linear"}{category_url_title}{/exp:...
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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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How to disable the multi category edit form

I do not wish my users to be able to edit category entries. I have hidden the category fields via the publish layout however they can still access the categories via the multi entry category editor by ...
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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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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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Get the custom fields for top-level category

I'm trying to get the category description and some custom fields of the currently "active" category. By "active" I mean based on a URL-segment. So if my category-structure looks like this: websites ...
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Automatically set/unset category based upon field value?

I would like to automatically add blog articles to the category "Video" if a video embed is pasted into the provided field. Likewise I would like to automatically remove blog articles from the "Video" ...
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Difficulty with whitespace and Editor add-on

I am using the Editor WYSIWYG add-on so that I can have WYSIWYG support in the category description editor. This has been working fine until the following issue arose. When the category description ...
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Displaying entries from category groups

Excuse my template tagging if is looks confusing. I am fairly new to ExpressionEngine and using categories is my latest adventure. On this following page Click here under the "more sport" section of ...
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Using {category_name} as an CSS class

I am trying to use the parameter {category_name} a css class on my site click here on the slide show, you'll notice a green tag which says, "sport" underneath that tag is another tag labelled "energy"...
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calling out categories in the Playa module

Excuse me if this question is slightly unclear, as i'm having trouble working out the logic to it. On the feature section of my blog page - which can seen in the image attachment above. I am dragging ...
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Standard category fields for all cat groups?

I do not see a way yet to do this within EE. But would be a huge time consumer not to mention pain on the front end to manage different custom field names that I want to display using the same field ...
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How can you remove the list html from GWcode categories add-on?

I'm using GWCode Categories add-on (http://gwcode.com/add-ons/gwcode-categories) to output a custom field from a category. However, i cannot see anyway to get it not to output the list html i.e ...
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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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Limit entry using status and categories

I have a "featured item" part on my site that is controlled with a new status i created called "featured". I have 8 parent categories, and would like to have 8 different featured items, 1 unique for ...
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check if an entry has a certain playa parent

I'm looping through my entries, and I want to check if my entry has a certain entry as his playa parent. Right now I'm using this code, which works, but I'm wondering if it can be done without PHP. {...
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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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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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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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showing categories in a dropdown

One of my category groups is rather big ( 100+ categories ) and the tree-structure to show categories just doesn't cut it anymore. It's too long and confusing. So I would like to display my ...
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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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Can I use custom field types for custom category fields?

I have just gone to add some custom fields to my category group when I was shocked to find that there was no way to define a rich text field. There are only several basic field types. Is there a ...
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Get Zoo Visitor members based on category?

Is there a way to get Zoo Visitor members based on their category? I don't see a category filter option in the {exp:zoo_visitor:memberlist} - tag. Only a membergroup filter option. Or should I take ...
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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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Can jquery-based sorting or loading, like isotope or infinite scroll have a negative effect on for SEO?

I'm curious what the community thinking is on this point. While infinite scrolling may present a user-friendly tool for listing a large number of entries, isn't there potentially a downside from an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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List of categories doesn't appear when creating a new parcel in Postmaster

When creating a new parcel in Postmaster (1.2 beta, build 1.1.99.4), I always find that after selecting a channel, the list of categories for that channel never updates. The text remains as, "This ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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A conditional to show if a entry has a playa parent or has entry in another channel with category?

Sorry for the convoluted question. Let me add some clarity to this: I have a two channels: products & videos. On the videos channel I have custom field for a YouTube url along with a Playa field ...
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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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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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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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