BW Category Count


Wouter Vervloet - Baseworks

3rd Party (Free)

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  • ExpressionEngine 2


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BW Category Count is an ExpressionEngine 2.x add-on that adds a {category_count} variable to the {exp:channel:entries} loop. Which show the number of categories assigned to the current entry.


Put the ext.bw_category_count.php file in ‘/system/expressionengine/third_party/bw_category_count/’, enable the extension in the CP and you’re all set.


{exp:channel:entries channel='blog'}
  {if category_count == 0}
    No categories assigned to this post.
    {categories backspace='1'}
      <a href="{path='blog'}">{category_name}</a>, 


show_group [optional] : The show_group parameter allows you to only count a category if it is in a specific category group, much like how the show_group parameter on the categories-loop works.

{category_count show_group='1'}
{category_count show_group='1|3|4'}
{category_count show_group='not 2'}
{category_count show_group='not 2|3'}

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EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.0 Nov 16, 2010

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  1. channel_entries_row

This entry was created November 16, 2010, 12:14 pm.
This entry was last updated June 8, 2011, 9:27 am.

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2 Reviews:

Loughlin 06.18.13

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How is this not part of the core functionality of Expression Engine???  This is great little extension, I use it ALL the time - works great

Brett Burwell 03.21.13

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Worked brilliantly for a situation where I needed to check for the existence of a category before running through EE’s native {categories} variable pair.