Category Group



3rd Party (Commercial)
Current Version: 1.0

License Agreement

Buy Now!


EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 1.x
  • ExpressionEngine 2


If an item is crossed out, it might be untested, not applicable or incompatible. Contact the developer to be sure.

  • 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)



This plugin allows you to output categories which belong to a certain category group without iterating tagdata.


1) group_id - Required. Allows you to specify ID number of category group
(the ID number of each category group is displayed in the Control Panel).
Also you can use category group name as specified in Control Panel.

2) site - Optional. Default value is “1”.

3) invalid_input - Optional. Accepts two values: “alert” and “silence”.
Default value is “silence”. If the value is “alert”, then in cases when some
parameter’s value is invalid plugin exits and PHP alert is being shown;
if the value is “silence”, then in cases when some parameter’s value
is invalid plugin finishes its work without any alert being shown.
Set this parameter to “alert” for development, and to “silence” - for deployment.


1) {cat_group_categories_number} - outtputs number of categories the entry was posted into.

2) {cat_group_category_levels_number} - outputs number of levels of categories hierarchy.

The plugin supports huge number of variables of the types outlined below:

3) {cat_group_level0_category0_cat_id}, {cat_group_level0_category1_cat_id}, {cat_group_level0_category2_cat_id} ...
{cat_group_level1_category0_cat_id}, {cat_group_level1_category1_cat_id}, {cat_group_level1_category2_cat_id} ...

4) {cat_group_level0_category0_cat_name}, {cat_group_level0_category1_cat_name}, {cat_group_level0_category2_cat_name} ...
{cat_group_level1_category0_cat_name}, {cat_group_level1_category1_cat_name}, {cat_group_level1_category2_cat_name} ...

5) {cat_group_level0_category0_cat_url_title}, {cat_group_level0_category1_cat_url_title}, {cat_group_level0_category2_cat_url_title} ...
{cat_group_level1_category0_cat_url_title}, {cat_group_level1_category1_cat_url_title}, {cat_group_level1_category2_cat_url_title} ...

6) {cat_group_level0_category0_parent_id}, {cat_group_level0_category1_parent_id}, {cat_group_level0_category2_parent_id} ...
{cat_group_level1_category0_parent_id}, {cat_group_level1_category1_parent_id}, {cat_group_level1_category2_parent_id} ...

7) {cat_group_level0_category0_group_id}, {cat_group_level0_category1_group_id}, {cat_group_level0_category2_group_id} ...
{cat_group_level1_category0_group_id}, {cat_group_level1_category1_group_id}, {cat_group_level1_category2_group_id} ...

8) {cat_group_level0_category0_cat_description}, {cat_group_level0_category1_cat_description}, {cat_group_level0_category2_cat_description} ...
{cat_group_level1_category0_cat_description}, {cat_group_level1_category1_cat_description}, {cat_group_level1_category2_cat_description} ...

9) {cat_group_level0_category0_cat_image}, {cat_group_level0_category1_cat_image}, {cat_group_level0_category2_cat_image} ...
{cat_group_level1_category0_cat_image}, {cat_group_level1_category1_cat_image}, {cat_group_level1_category2_cat_image} ...

10) {cat_group_level0_category0_subcats_number}, {cat_group_level0_category1_subcats_number}, {cat_group_level0_category2_subcats_number} ...
{cat_group_level1_category0_subcats_number}, {cat_group_level1_category1_subcats_number}, {cat_group_level1_category2_subcats_number} ...

11) {cat_group_level0_category0_entries_number}, {cat_group_level0_category1_entries_number}, {cat_group_level0_category2_entries_number} ...
{cat_group_level1_category0_entries_number}, {cat_group_level1_category1_entries_number}, {cat_group_level1_category2_entries_number} ...

Conditionals are supported for all variables.


{exp:cat_group group="my_category_group" site="1"}

{cat_group_level1_category0_cat_name}, {cat_group_level1_category0_entries_number}
{cat_group_level1_category1_cat_name}, {cat_group_level1_category1_entries_number}
{cat_group_level1_category2_cat_name}, {cat_group_level1_category2_entries_number}

This entry was created December 20, 2010, 12:23 pm.
This entry was last updated August 27, 2011, 10:41 pm.

Disclaimer: Information about ExpressionEngine add-ons is provided as a service to you, the user, and every member of the ExpressionEngine community. devot:ee is not responsible if you hose, mangle, wreck, or otherwise destroy your EE website by installing an add-on that you found out about at this site, regardless of its rating, Favorites status, commercial or free status, or general popularity. Caveat EEmptor!

Returns: devot:ee has a 30-day return policy on all commercial add-ons sold through If you need to return an add-on, do not go to the developer or the developer's site, but rather visit our returns page at to initiate your return. If you have questions, email

There are no reviews for this add-on yet.

What are you waiting for? Rate it and review it!