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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adding Category in URL link

How do I include the category name in the URL and have that link work? I have a blog channel with a category called 'news'. I need the url to be - www.mysite/news/blog-post-heading. I currently am ...
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grouping by area

I have a channel called 'news' and have a dropdown box of the areas they relate to. What I would like to do is search the channel and find how many have been tagged by that type. I have my '...
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listing entries on lowest category level only

I'm using a classic /products/category/subcategory/ url structure. On parent category pages I'm displaying a list of subcategories. However, for categories without children I'd like to show entries ...
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custom class example to get nested category in expression engine

how to get expression engine categories with different tag like child category and parent category using custom class in php. like {parent category} - should show all parent. {child category} - ...
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Filter Channel Entries by status and “NOT” category

Trying to run a channel entries loop where I filter on both status value and the fact that the category is NOT a specific category. {exp:channel:entries channel="products" status="open|Unavailable ...
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Prev / Next entry with category param not working

I have used this a million times before, but for some reason I am unable to get the next and prev entry tags to work with the category param. Here is the code I am using: {exp:channel:next_entry ...
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Channel Form: how to explcitly remove a selected category through a hidden field based on Primary Cateogry value

This is a weird situation I admit. I'm using Channel Forms to make all entries on my site created & editable via the front-end. I have a category group of locations. I use Primary Category to ...
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category_url_title randomly parsing in channel:entries tag

I am trying to generate a link by parsing the category_url_title in a channel entries tag. However the link will randomly parse with the category in it and sometimes it will not. I am at a loss as to ...
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Why does my exp channel entries not display asset image url properly?

I am creating a list of entries from all of my multi sites in Expression Engine. They are displayed on the main homepage and use this syntax below: {exp:channel:entries site="site1|site2" category="...
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How to prevent repeat entries that have multiple categories

I have a sidebar on my website that lists categories and should list the most recent entry under that category, and this is working great. My issue is that I have entries that use multiple categories, ...
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How do you stop the “category path” being put in URL's generated by {path=}

ExpressionEngine 3.5.10. I am outputting a specific list of categories (category_group="1") from a channel of training courses (channel="training"). Followed by the list of courses assigned to that ...
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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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