Entry Category Count


Focus Lab, LLC - Erik Reagan

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  • ExpressionEngine 1.x


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Occasionally you want to only display something based on the number of categories that is assigned to a particular entry. This is a small plugin that grabs that number and allows the use of it in conditional statements.

Sample Usage:

Total Assigned Categories: {exp:entry_category_count entry_id="{entry_id}"} 
{if {exp:entry_category_count entry_id="{entry_id}"} > 1}
  There are multiple categories assigned to this entry
{if {exp:entry_category_count entry_id="{entry_id}"} == 0}
  There are no categories assigned to this entry

You can hardcode in an entry ID if you like

{if {exp:entry_category_count entry_id="124"} > 1}
  Your very awesome code here

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This entry was created February 8, 2010, 6:57 am.
This entry was last updated March 27, 2010, 12:30 am.

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1 Review:

Jérôme Coupé 06.24.11

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Does what is says. Very useful in some cases. I needed it for EE2, so I have ported it. Reviewed by Erik https://github.com/jeromecoupe/jco_entry_catcount