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Alphabetical Category Listing

I have a client who wants to create an alphabetical listing of his categories, broken out by letter. The only way I can think to do this is by restricting each list by the first letter of the ...
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Entry Category within channel:entries within options: loop within channel:form

I'm trying to display the channel entry category with {categories}{category_name}{/categories} but nothing shows up. I'm assuming that the channel:form somehow interferes with the channel:entries loop....
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Category field description

Has anyone seen a plugin or a method where I can set a description for a category field? I have a client who is uploading wrong image dimensions to the category image field. I want to suggest "please ...
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Reassign uncategorised entries

I need to reassign all uncategorised entries into a certain category, I've managed to create an SQL query which selects all the entries for that channel which aren't assigned to any categories, but I'...
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Can't upload photo. Says “The upload path does not appear to be valid.”

I am trying to upload photos to one of my categories on my site which I have done several times before but it is now telling me that "The upload path does not appear to be valid." How can I fix this ...
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Filter channel entries tag by category url title

Articles on my site are structured as /[category_url_title]/article/[article_url_title]. Now, I want to have at the bottom of my articles a section that says "related articles", and then list a few ...
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Allowing users to select which categories to view

I can't seem to see a plugin for this, but it's functionality a client has asked for. I want users to be able to customise the categories of posts that they can see. Let's say I have posts in the ...
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Using Category URL Title in Segment 1

Is it possible to use category_url_title in the first segment without having to create a template group for each category? I'd just like to link to categories on the fly using the first segment (site....
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Category filtering with combination of Not and Include Low Seg2Cat

I have the following code which doesn't showing any result if I combine these two together, is this the correct syntax? {exp:channel:entries channel="people" orderby="date" category="{...
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Working with multiple categories group, show not empty from only one category group

I am having trouble showing a list of map categories that are not empty but they must work in conjunction with the countries category group No children categories needed My categories setup Map ...
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Channel Entries - Structure / Categories / URLs

I've spent so many hours trying to work this issue out. Aggravating. I have a channel "Baler", this channel has various categories and these categories have sub categories. eg: Balers - Parent ...
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Categories not filtering with Low Seg2Cat

I am having some problem with the Low Seg2Cat extension. I am trying to load all entries for a particular category using the third URI segment. For instance: '/specials/category/europe'. This is the ...
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Displaying multiple categories separately

I am having difficulty understanding how to display multiple categories inside an entry. This example is for a church website where sermons have multiple categories, such as which service it was in, ...
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Can you get a categories count within the channel entries tag?

I'm referring to EE docs on categories looping pair within channel entries tag. I'm looking for a count and total count param. Is there a way to pull this information out? Here is the code -- I'd ...
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Search Results with category based URLs

We have a site with 1 products channel and the URL's are constructed from the categories that the products fall into e.g. /template_group/category_parent/category_child/title This is all fine when ...
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Categories problem conditional

In channel entries tag I have something like this {if category =="39|50|51"} do this {if:else} do that {/if} if statement is not working. I do not get it why. there are no variables for ...
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Display latest entries in categories, only display distinct items per category

I have a homepage with 4 blocks. Each block contains the latest entry from a category. Right now if one item is assigned to multiple categories then it displays in all the blocks. How can I pull the ...
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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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Issue using category_id in IF statement when entry has multiple categories

this code has worked great for a long time. I pull entries and use an IF statement around which category they are in: {exp:channel:entries channel="resources" dynamic="on" limit="1"} {if "{...
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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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Relationship Field Dropdown Values more than {title} in Backend

I have a relationship Field. I would like to show the category in front of the title within the Dropdown-List. Any plugin? Other Solution? Or do I have to alter the core of EE relationship field? I'...
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Nested Tags Performance Improvements?

Is there a better (less server intensive therefore slow) way to retrieve entries based on a category setting i.e. this is what we currently use:- {exp:channel:categories channel="products" style="...
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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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Speeding up load times on this code

The following code is causing a 8-9 second page load delay on our site and I’m trying to whittle this down however I’m not sure which conditionals to try to change in order to best affect the load ...
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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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Member Portals for Employees

I have a client who is requesting a member portal. The concept is to have two parts to this portal. Part one is from the Employer side. Employer logs-in to access Employees resumes and information ...
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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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Channel Entries Tag Will Not Sort Using Category Parameter

This is a strange issue, I can't get the channel entries tag to sort by category. I only want entries that are in this category to display. When you remove the category="13" it produces results but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Deep content structure. Entries at each level (Categories, Relationships or Playa?)

If you had this structure Main - Channel + Entry + Related/categories Entries Main Sub - Entry + Related/categories Entries Sub - Entry + Related/categories Entries Article Entry Where each ...
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Not displaying an entry that is in a certain category but also in other categories

We're trying to display certain elements based on whether they are in a category or not. We have the following: Type Category group Type1 Type2 Type3 Range category group Range1 Range2 I want ...
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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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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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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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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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