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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Category Related Categories (Category Siblings)

I have a channel where I'm filtering entries by category and then 'stacking' categories to produce an ever decreasing list of results, i.e. showing all entries with category A and B etc. In the right ...
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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 exclude a category within channel:form

I am using the following code within channel:form on EE 2.9 Categories: {category_menu} {select_options} {/category_menu} The issue is that all my categories show up, I would like the limit it to ...
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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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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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Restrict Category Assignment To A Single Leaf Node

Is it possible in CPanel to restrict the assignment of a channel entry to a single leaf node category? My categories are hierarchical and only a single, bottom-most category is valid per channel entry....
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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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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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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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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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Display category name on page

I have my category links: {exp:channel:categories channel="pages" category_group="3"} <a href="{path='work/cat-landing'}">{category_name}</a> {if category_description}{...
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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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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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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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Return category info in fixed order

Looking for suggestions for an active plugin or any obvious way to return basic categories info (category name, url_title, and image) with a fixed sort order based on category ids (i.e: sort="3|5|2"). ...
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Can ExpressionEngine handle nested menus?

I'm creating a web store, and have set up nested categories to make the menu system (example): Home: - Categories: * Living room * Bathroom Computers: - Categories: * CPU *...
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How do I add an entry to a category progammatically in an add-on?

I have a site that uses ChannelForms for users to add entries to a channel. These entries need to be categorised, but I can't rely on users to pick the right category as this depends on data they ...
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Use backspace parameter on Stash nested get_list

I'm using Stash to capture a list of articles. I'm trying to keep my viewModel separate from my view markup. For each article, I'm capturing a nested list of categories. In the view, I want to ...
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How to get category last child url for an entry

I'm trying to use GWcode Categories to output category last child url for an entry. Code looks like: {exp:channel:entries channel="products" category="{segment_2_category_id}" orderby="title" ...
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Show entries in a single category and then again in all categories except the previously excluded category

This one's got me. I'm using Stash to capture a list of entries into a set_list. I want to get this list in two different areas on the page with different categories. If I were simply trying to ...
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Blog categories without having to use Structure?

I've read a few tutorials on how to use blog categories in conjunction with Structure. Is there a way to do this without Structure? I've never used categories before. Any thoughts on displaying ...
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Draggable doesn't save order

Someone know why Draggable doesn't save new categories order? I use draggable 1.4.2 with ExpressionEngine 2.8.1
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How many entries for a given category?

Given a category (not the category group), is there a way to get the count entries assigned to that category? I'm hoping for a native EE solution. This seems to suggest that there isn't one: Anyone ...
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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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Issue displaying specific category entries

I'm trying to create a native EE blog to move away from wordpress but the native categories are proving to be quite difficult. I've got the listing of categories showing, but directing them to their ...
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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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Translate categories in custom built multi language site

Anyone knows how translate category names using this method? http://eeinsider.com/articles/multi-language-solutions-for-expressionengine
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Bulk Import of Categories

I have to import about 1,000+ Categories that are 4 levels deep. Is there an easy want to bulk import categories? I have DataGrab, but I don't think it handles Categories. I would also rather not mess ...
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Is there a variable available for user defined category trigger word?

I'm in a situation where I have to build a url like : {path='template/group/category/{category_url_title}'} Now, if someone changes the category trigger word in the control panel, this URL will lead ...
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Iterate child categories inside parent category loop

I have a simple two-level category structure like this: Fresh Fresh Pre PackedFresh Bulk Frozen Frozen Pre Packed Ready To Go MealsCondiments I'm simply trying to iterate though the parent ...
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Pulling Entries by Parent Category

It seems pretty tedious to have to type in all the Category Ids to list all parent & children entries. {exp:channel:entries channel ="channel_name" category="17|4|1|5|13|9|14|25|2|7|24|3|6|28" ...
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Conditional with variable gives php error

I'm using channel:categories and would like to show only child categories so I added the following conditional {if {parent_id} != 0}...{/if} but get php errors as soon as I add it to the template. I ...
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Using categories with Isotope

This one maybe a bit tricky, but currently I have a page that is using categories and isotope.js filtering to arrange channel entries. The filtering using the check-boxes works well. However one ...
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Is there a way to restrict the categories tag pair from displaying a category_group attached to an entry?

I have tried using category_group="4" to restrict the categories displayed in the channel entries tag to ONLY that category group, but it's still displaying from category_group 14 as well. I then ...
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Solspace - Primary Category no category

Is there a way to display something if there IS NOT a primary category? We've tried these with no luck: {exp:primary_category entry_id="{segment_2}"} {if primary_category_id} YES {if:else} NO {...
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Solspace - Primary Category: Usage in Channel:Entries

Firstly we have checked the primary category settings and have checked the entry has a primary cat. When we use the primary category tag pair within and entries loop it doesnt work, just spitting all ...
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Categories for e-commerce: n-level deep?

I'm using Exp-resso Store and need my products categorized (like a typical e-commerce site). What is the best way to categorize products? The product categories are n-level deep. I don't see how to ...

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