EE2 Child Categories


Nico De Gols

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  • ExpressionEngine 2


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This is an EE2 port of the Child categories plugin which displays child categories of a certain category. This version also supports automatic display of child categories of the current category page.


  {exp:child_categories dynamic_detect_channel="news" site="1"}
          <h2><a href="{homepage}/category/{child_category_url_title}/">{child_category_name}</a></h2>
         Total entries: {entries_total}<br>
  {exp:child_categories parent="18|29" child_categories_sort_by="custom" child_categories_sort_direction="asc" show_empty="yes" entries_sort_by="date" entries_sort_direction="asc" entries_limit="3" site="1"}
  <h1><a href="{homepage}/category/{parent_category_url_title}/">{parent_category_name}</a></h1>
  <h2><a href="{homepage}/category/{child_category_url_title}/">{child_category_name}</a></h2>
  Total entries: {entries_total}<br>
  {entries_wrapper_top_start}< div data-style="border: 1px solid red;" >{entries_wrapper_top_end}
  <a href="{channel_url}{url_title}">{title}</a> channel: {channel_name}, posted: {entry_date}<br>
  {entries_wrapper_bottom_start}< /div >{entries_wrapper_bottom_end}

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This entry was created October 7, 2010, 1:24 pm.
This entry was last updated October 7, 2010, 6:43 am.

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3 Reviews:

strudelmedia design 02.19.16

strudelmedia design
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This solved my problem very elegantly and easily (the problem of displaying entries groups by child categories). I am getting a couple of PHP errors running 2.10.1, but the thing is working. Hopefully there will be a fix at some point. Very happy to have this!

Simpixelated 01.17.11

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After an entire day of pulling my hair out trying to use the query module, this was doing exactly what I wanted in under 20 minutes.

Kristof Rutten 11.11.10

Kristof Rutten
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An excellent help when using categories as menu items. Customizable sort and display options. A must have!