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3rd Party (Free)

Open Software License 3.0

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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A tiny utility for ExpressionEngine that filters posts against a master category.

This utility takes the results of a channel:entries query (or extended query) and compares each result against a master category. The utility removes all results that are not classified under the specified master category.

This provides the developer the flexibility to gather a collection of entries from multiple categories and then eliminate entries that are not matches to the master. Counts and paging stay accurate, unlike nested category-matching “if” statements.


{exp:channel:entries channel="awesome_stuff" master="8" category="1|3"}

{exp:store:products master="8" category="1|3|11"}

The above examples remove all results that are not in category 8, while collecting entries from multiple other categories.

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Hooks Used

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  1. channel_entries_query_result

This entry was created September 25, 2015, 12:56 pm.
This entry was last updated October 1, 2015, 12:58 pm.

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