Better Category Layout



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  • ExpressionEngine 2


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  • Webservice
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Better Category Layout allows developers to easily arrange their category groups on a single line, where all the fieldsets have an equal height. It's plain and simple, but it works.

EE 1.7+ is not compatible with this add-on at this time, this will be looked into as soon as possible.

Better Category Layout is a very simple Accessory that does one thing - plain and simple. It arranges all of the category groups assigned to a given channel on a single line (row) so that they don’t vertically consume half of your control panel. On one website I operate, my categories were getting out of hand quick, and a solution was needed.

While, yes, you could toggle and hide the categories from view, client’s often forget to do so and thus forget to properly categorize entries. I’ll admit even I forget it’s there sometimes.

I was getting tired of hacking the global.css and jquery.js files per EE2 release, so I finally put together this little Accessory to do the job.

Nothing fancy, but if you have suggestions or ideas, I’d love to hear them. I’d like to also eventually include scroll bars, etc for extremely lengthy category groups.

NOTICE: EE 2.6.1+ requires version 1.2 or higher, as there were changes made to the core HTML by EllisLab on the Publish Page (especially when categories are hidden by javascript as a default option).


1.2.2 - Removed Better Category Layout tab in footer
1.2.1 - Corrected CSS issue on Publish Page
1.2.0 - Corrected CSS/JS to work within EE 2.6.1+
1.1 - Minor CSS bugs
1.0 - Initial Release

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EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.2.2 Aug 30, 2013

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This entry was created June 14, 2013, 9:12 am.
This entry was last updated September 18, 2013, 8:31 am.

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