Low Seg2Cat


Tom Jaeger - EE Harbor

3rd Party (Free)

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EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 1.x
  • ExpressionEngine 2
  • ExpressionEngine 3
  • ExpressionEngine 4


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


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

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Editor's Pick
Each month the devot:ee staff picks an add-on that's especially well thought out, well built, and useful. They're add-ons that we love and think you will too!

Low Seg2Cat was chosen in June 2013.

Low Seg2Cat loops through the segments of the current URI, matches them against categories, and registers the matching categories as global variables, which you can use in your templates.

For more info, documentation and free download, go to Low.

Hooks Used

If the add-on is an extension, and ties into ExpressionEngine's core files, it will use ExpressionEngine hooks. We are listing any hooks the add-on uses for developers to have an easier time locating other add-ons that they can reference for their own work.

  1. sessions_end
  2. template_fetch_template

This entry was created May 12, 2009, 4:51 pm.
This entry was last updated January 12, 2021, 11:42 am.

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15 Reviews:

Richard Whitmer 10.05.17

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If you’re using EE’s categories on your site, you’re going to want this. Thanks for making this available Lodewijk.

ometiclan 04.26.17

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I don’t know what I would do without {segment_n_category_id} ! :D

Thank you!

Julien 04.29.13

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A must have !!! Can save you hours and white hairs !!
Should be integrated to base install package.

noregt 12.24.12

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Not only is this add-on super simple to use when you just want to get the current category you’re viewing, it also enabled me to restrict results when an arbitrary cat_url_title is typed. (By default EE will show you all entries from the channel)

leadsuccess 07.27.12

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I had a project that was really putting the screws to me, but I found this little gem that is brilliant and worked like a champ I am now going to purchase a few of their add-ons :)

3Easy 07.13.12

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If you’re developing anything remotely ‘blog’ oriented, this is essential. Developing anything with category involvement, this is essential. Developing anything else, there’s probably some time saved anyway. Low is awesome.

Liam 06.15.12

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Should be integral to EE as standard. Brilliant.

pEEter 05.31.12

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I have to echo what everyone else is saying. It’s SO useful if you use category_url_title in your paths. Thanks for making this free.

monkeydo 05.24.12

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This plugin saves so much grief it’s not even funny.

North 08.11.11

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Another excellent add-on from Low. So easy to use, great docs and support.  This is a must have if you use category names in your URLs. I’ve just rediscovered it after searching for category group ID on EE forums. Can I suggest category group is added to the tags for it here?

Christopher Healey 07.18.11

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Extremely elegant and greatly simplifies what should be simple in the first place, a must have if working with categories.

ShawnCBerg 06.29.11

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Made it really easy to output a category name from a url_title found in a URL segment. Took 30 secs to install and implement. Great add-on!

Alan Bauchop 03.07.11

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Greatly simplifies the use of categories. As a novice user I couldn’t work out how to use categories without the category trigger in the URL. Enter Seg2Cat. Problem solved, bacon saved.

JCDerrick 02.17.11

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A great way to get information about your categories just by using what’s already in the URI. Simple, yet elegant. A must have if you’re working with categories.

Ryan Masuga 05.12.09

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Seg2Cat is enormously helpful if you’re dealing with categories. It takes care of a seemingly simple thing (just give me the category ID number, please!) I used to write PHP queries to accomplish. Highly recommended!