Category Checkboxes


Cocoaholic - Elwin Zuiderveld

3rd Party (Free)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 1.x


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


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)



The Category Checkboxes Extension is a checkbox replacement for the categories multi-select box on the Publish page of your ExpressionEngine control panel.

Category Checkboxes Links

Hooks Used

If the add-on is an extension, and ties into ExpressionEngine's core files, it will use ExpressionEngine hooks. We are listing any hooks the add-on uses for developers to have an easier time locating other add-ons that they can reference for their own work.

  1. publish_form_weblog_preferences
  2. show_full_control_panel_end

This entry was created June 1, 2009, 1:44 pm.
This entry was last updated November 29, 2009, 7:05 pm.

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8 Reviews:

Ryan Battles 09.23.10

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Just install it. It is the right thing to do.

Matt Weinberg 08.24.10

Matt Weinberg
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One of the first things we made part of our default installation. Absolutely essential.

Ryan Masuga 03.18.10

Ryan Masuga
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Seems so basic! Really makes category selection much easier for clients.

Todd D. 12.28.09

Todd D.
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Simple Review: A must have!

RealJustinLong 08.18.09

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I used it on the last 4-5 projects I have been working on and have absolutely fallen in love with it. Added height constraints from page 6 of the forums and Tim’s update and it is top notch. Would give a client a site with out it

Erwin Heiser 06.24.09

Erwin Heiser
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By the time you’ve explained to clients they have to use shift and command in a multi-select box they’ve already forgotten how to do it :)

A great add-on for better usability of EE’s control panel.

Tim Kelty 06.10.09

Tim Kelty
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A must have. I fixed a JS error that occurred when you weren’t showing at categories tab. I’ve pushed it to GitHub.


Andy Harris 06.02.09

Andy Harris
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Don’t underestimate the difference it makes to convert the standard multi-select category box into checkboxes, especially when giving the site to less savvy clients. This is excellent, and another of my default installs.