NSM Categories


Leevi Graham - Newism

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NSM Categories is a superior approach to filtering & rendering categories and entry tagdata. Check it out on http://ee-garage.com/nsm-categories

NSM Categories is an alternative to using the built-in {exp:channel:category_archive}. The NSM Categories module prepares all the channel entries data you require based on the parameters you use and allows you to nest the channel entries inside of each category. This empowers you use the same tag-data that you would normally be using in a {exp:channel:entries} tag-pair but grouped by category like the {exp:channel:category_archive} tag-pair.

Category nesting is supported and gives the developer more control over the nesting. Wrap the category tag-data in the {exp:nsm_categories:archive} tag-pair and then choose where the child-categories should appear using the {category_children_tagdata} tag. No module assistance to limit your possibilities, it is up to you to define how your category tree should look.

While this can be achieved by using PHP code inside of your template, your template’s tag-data can quickly become unreadable and very difficult to debug when PHP errors start to occur.


  • Filter categories using category_id, category_group_id or channel parameters.
  • Render category entries and display totals with the same flexibilty as {exp:channel:entries}.
  • Nested category output with flexible tags and options.
  • Cleaner templates without PHP enabled

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This entry was created July 14, 2011, 12:44 pm.
This entry was last updated March 3, 2013, 8:10 pm.

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