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Conditional with variable gives php error

The problem with that is that if {parent_id} doesn't get replaced with a number before the conditional is evaluated, then EE will choke because when converted to PHP it becomes: if ({parent_id} == 0)...
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Quick and easy way to get category name from ID

Try this free extension from the mighty Low! http://gotolow.com/addons/low-seg2cat/docs Working with categories? Then you need Low Seg2Cat. This extension will give you information about ...
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Conditionals from within Piped String of values

Try this: {if segment_category_ids_piped ~ '/\b'.cat_id.'\b/'} Note: this works for pipe-separated IDs (numbers). If you're looking for pipe-separated strings or text, you'd be better off using this:...
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Displaying the number of entries in a category

Yes, this is possible. You can do this by making simple template and embed. Create one template template_name.html in your template group and insert below code. {exp:channel:categories channel="...
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Category group and category ID from that group using Low Seg2Cat

There is a setting to restrict to Category Groups in Seg2Cat -- see the documentation. Note that, by default, Seg2Cat has this caveat: If there are multiple categories with the same url_title, but ...
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displaying expired entries

To expound on my comment to this answer, and I acknowledge this is a bit unorthodox, this solution will improve performance by only executing one channel entries tag. The query tag will fetch the ...
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GWCode Categories and Stash set/get_list

I think that by caching both lists, you could reduce queries a little bit further. Easier to add Stash caching / Mustash to the mix too. Something along the lines of: {!-- set stockists list (...
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category id with if:else statement

This is what you will need to do. {exp:channel:categories style="linear"} {if "{category_id}" == "70"} ...
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Low Search and category keywords

The cause turned out to be the creation (and rebuild) of the indexes not including category information. This build also included Publisher and included an extension to add Publisher support to Low ...
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Using categories with Isotope

Should be pretty straight-forward, though it's really more of a JS question than EE... In the Isotope callback (ie, after it has finished filtering), you'll need to create a function that fetches all ...
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Blog categories without having to use Structure?

It's actually easier than with Structure. There's a URL breaking word that you set in Admin->Channel Administration->Global Preferences. By default, it's set to "category", which means that when it ...
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Use backspace parameter on Stash nested get_list

The backspace parameter can be used with {exp:stash:get_list}, however be aware that any trailing whitespace and line breaks will count as 'spaces'. {!-- Desired output - no trailing comma --} ...
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Viewing a published post in which its status is not open

that is perfectly normal and expected behaviour. To view content with status completed you need to add that to the "status" parameter in the channel entries tag, like so: {exp:channel:entries status=...
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Pagination not working correctly when using categories and Transcribe

You can fix this if you limit the entries outputted to those in the language you are in. You can do this by adding the 'entry_id' parameter and using a Transcribe tag to output all the entry ids The ...
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Escaping characters in category names?

It's always been curious to me that EE doesn't automatically encode entities in category names. But this quick plugin will do the trick for you. {exp:format_characters}{category_name}{/exp:...
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How do I display entries by Category

The reason the code you grabbed off SE is returning all entries under each category is that you haven't limited the inner loop by the category that the outer loop is currently in. You need to pass ...
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Low Seg2Cat: Category Image filedir is not parsing

That's looking like Low Seg2Cat. Make sure you're on the latest version and the Parse File Paths is turned on in the settings.
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a less expensive way of grouping entries by category

So my experimentation here brought me to Stash. Much more succinct now and gives me everything I need in just 66 queries before caching :) {exp:channel:entries dynamic="no" channel="articles"} {...
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Importing nested categories with Datagrab

From the Developer: Use a slash ‘/‘ to separate subcategories, so you can do something like, 'Category / SubCategory' The delimiter is hard-coded but if you want to change it is around line 1420 of ...
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How to give categories open/closed status?

Custom category field? Which defaults to open: Then your template code: {exp:gwcode_categories channel="example" depth="1" custom_fields="yes" linear="yes"} {if cat_status == "Open"}{cat_name}{/...
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Using Playa passing values

I have resolved this by adding the option parse="inward" to the {exp:playa:parents} tag. So my code looks like below {exp:playa:parents channel="article|blogs|calendar_events|contests|podcasts|...
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How to get entry's categories, of a specific Category Group

You can specify which group the categories tag looks at. {categories show_group="2"} https://docs.expressionengine.com/v2/add-ons/channel/channel_entries.html#show-group
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Display Parent Category

Yes of course, you should use GW Code Categories. After installing that plugin, please try below code. I think it will work to get parent category. {exp:channel:entries channel="channel_name" disable=...
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File directory doesn't parse correctly in Seg2Cat

File paths are only parsed in the Category Image field, not in the Category Description field, and only if the Parse File Paths setting is set to Yes.
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Using categories tag pair with related categories mode

yes {categories} loop not working with related_categories_mode. you can work around this problem using {embed} template and pass the entry_id to it then call {categories} loop. or you can use addons ...
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Outputting categories as checkboxes - exp:channel:form / safecracker

I am agree wiht Jammooka u must use name="category[]" as u can see in the document here: http://www.ellislab.com/expressionengine/user-guide/add-ons/channel/channel_form/index.html#categories but in ...
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Playa // Entries // Category Archive?

Each related product could have individual category relationships, right? So If I understand you correctly, you want the aggregate of all categories assigned to the related entries. You can do that ...
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Category Filter for Google Map Search

We're using checkboxes for the categories, but I'm assuming it's similar... In the search form: {categories show="1|2|3|4" limit="4"} <div class="checkbox"> <label><input ...
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Categories of a category_group won’t show

You need to specify the channel parameter, and you can leave out dynamic="no" because that's not a parameter for this tag. If specifying the channel parameter does not work,try adding the following ...
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how to get parent URLs belonging to it's child categories?

GW Code Categories is pretty much my goto addon for anything to do with manipulating category output. It has useful parameters & variables for this type of stuff: {complete_path} & {...
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