GWcode HasChildren


Leon Dijk - GWcode

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This light-weight plugin allows you to check if a category has child categories and then use the result in a conditional. You could for example show some content when a category has child categories and some other content when it doesn't.

First, make sure you call the plugin to check if a category has child categories.
You only have to do this once in the template, somewhere at the top for example:

{exp:gwcode_haschildren:check group_id="1" cat_url_title="{segment_3}"}

Then, you can use conditionals like this in your template:

{if gwcode_haschildren}
	The currently viewed category has child categories! Show something.
	No child categories! Show something else.

More information can be found here.

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This entry was created December 15, 2011, 9:53 am.
This entry was last updated October 4, 2012, 8:41 am.

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3 Reviews:

OwanH 05.28.12

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A very nice little add-on that saved my bacon today. Much thanks to the developer.

Mark Bowen Design 12.16.11

Mark Bowen Design
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Great little add-on. In the past I’ve had to use the query module in a template to achieve this sort of thing. Have always been meaning to create a plugin to do this and share it with the world but I’m positive Leon’s will always be a million times better than mine ;-) Great work again Leon.

Brian Coult 12.15.11

Brian Coult
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Have to say this is a fantastic little add on that solves the problem of only showing child categories of a parent or if not showing something else.. used to great effect on a photography site i did recently.. great support too