WB Category Select


Wes Baker

3rd Party (Free)

875 downloads (last 90 days)

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike Download v1.3.3

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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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

Add-On Type(s)



Drop down field that shows a list of pre-defined category groups and the categories within them. Updates automatically as you add categories to those groups.


  1. Add field to field group
  2. Add new entry and select category/categories
  3. In your templates use one of the following:
    • The field name (e.g. {news_categories}) which will display the category ID or a list of category IDs separated by pipes
    • If using multiple categories, you can also use a tag pair with {category_id} between the tags:

Change Log

  • 1.3
    • Category lists now show when a category is nested
  • 1.2
    • Added option for multiple categories select (thanks to Brandon Kelly)
  • 1.1.5
    • Added check for invalid category groups
    • Sorting the category name list on a per category group basis
  • 1.1.4
    • Removed duplicated code from fieldtype
  • 1.1.3
    • Fixed a settings problem with the Matrix Cell
  • 1.1.2
    • Rewrote display field function to cut down on duplication
  • 1.1.1
    • Fixed a problem with Matrix compatibility
  • 1.1
    • Added Matrix compatibility
  • 1.0.1
    • Fixed a warning when no previous settings existed for the field
  • 1.0.0
    • Initial Version of WB Category Select

Download WB Category Select

EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.3.3 Jul 22, 2013

WB Category Select Links

This entry was created September 23, 2010, 6:29 pm.
This entry was last updated July 22, 2013, 5:31 pm.

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2 Reviews:

Nelly 10.02.15

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Works great, but it doesn’t actually set the category of an entry.

abed 06.25.13

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Priceless add-on. Since EE can’t do plural member groups out the box this is perfect for assigning privileges between members & content. It’s also compatible with Matrix (custom development required). Can’t go without it.