BW Required Category

Developer

Wouter Vervloet - Baseworks

3rd Party (Free)

52 downloads (last 90 days)

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EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2

Compatibility

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  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher

Requirements

  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)

Extension

Tags

Makes categories required for specified channels.

Info

We all know what it does, so no extra explanation needed.

BW Required Category is an ExpressionEngine 2 add-on and won’t be ported to ExpressionEngine 1.x. If you are looking for a EE 1.x solution, I suggest you check out Designchuchi’s DC Required Category as it equally (or even more) awesome.

Installation

Drop the entire bw_required_category folder in the third_party folder:

/system/expressionengine/third_party/bw_required_category/

Usage

After installing BW Required Category you set the channel preferences on the extension settings page. BW Required Category is either turned on or off for a specific channel.

Note: Because of the nature of EE2’s channel entries API, this add-on should work with SAEF’s, but I haven’t tested it.

Download BW Required Category

EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.0 May 8, 2011

BW Required Category Links

Hooks Used

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This entry was created November 24, 2010, 12:41 pm.
This entry was last updated June 8, 2011, 9:28 am.

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4 Reviews:

Polygon 11.30.13

Polygon
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Simple. Therefore: Awesome

jumpfrog 11.07.12

jumpfrog
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Just what I needed!  I added the following line of code in at line 86 of ext.bw_required_category.php to make the error a little more noticeable:

$this->EE->javascript->output(“alert(‘Please select a category’);”);

Electric Putty 04.18.11

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Great add-on. Would be nice if the error message was styled a little more clearly. It’s kind of lost at the top of the Publish Form.

Versa Studio 11.24.10

Versa Studio
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Great addition, I’ve been waiting for this. Would be more awesome if it worked more like DC Required Category, and could handle multiple category groups, i.e., one is required and one is not.