JCO Entry Catcount

Developer

Jerome Coupe

3rd Party (Free)

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EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2

Compatibility

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

Requirements

  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)

Plugin

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

This is an EE2 rewrite of the EE1 Entry Category Count plugin originally released by Erik Reagan. Credits for the original idea goes to him. I simply needed it for EE2.

Returns the number of categories for a given entry

Examples

Simple

{exp:jco_entry_catcount entry_id="3"}{nbrcategories}{/exp:jco_entry_catcount}
{exp:jco_entry_catcount entry_id="{entry_id}"}{nbrcategories}{/exp:jco_entry_catcount}

Limited to category group(s)

{exp:jco_entry_catcount entry_id="3" category_group_id="1"}{nbrcategories}{/exp:jco_entry_catcount}
{exp:jco_entry_catcount entry_id="3" category_group_id="1|2"}{nbrcategories}{/exp:jco_entry_catcount}
{exp:jco_entry_catcount entry_id="3" category_group_id="not 2"}{nbrcategories}{/exp:jco_entry_catcount}

Using Conditionals

{exp:jco_entry_catcount entry_id="{entry_id}"}
 {if nbrcategories == 0}
  No categories assigned to this entry
 {/if}
{/exp:jco_entry_catcount}

{exp:jco_entry_catcount entry_id="{entry_id}"}
 {if nbrcategories > 0}
  Multiple categories assigned to this entry
 {/if}
{/exp:jco_entry_catcount}

Parameters

entry_id=“1” : Mandatory
The id for the entry that you want to output the number of categories for

category_group_id=“1”: Optional
The id of the category group you want to limit the query to
You can use piped list: category_group_id=“1|2”
You can use not clause: category_group_id=“not 2”

JCO Entry Catcount Links

This entry was created July 14, 2011, 11:09 am.
This entry was last updated January 19, 2012, 12:22 am.

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2 Reviews:

Jérôme Coupé 01.17.13

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Duplicate queries fixed in version 1.2. Thanks for the heads up

EpicVoyage 08.27.12

EpicVoyage
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Extremely useful, although the category_group_id parameter queries the database once per category.