Zoo Triggers


ExpressionEngine Zoo

3rd Party (Commercial)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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Add-On Type(s)

Extension, Module


No more fiddling around and wasting time trying to get categories and archives to play nice with your Structure setup. Zoo Triggers is the add-on that fills the gap between Structure and 'categories and archives'. Within seconds you have 'category and archive' functionality on your base Structure install.

About Zoo Triggers

A standard Structure install is not playing nice with categories and archives. Using a custom url gives 404 errors or you have to lose hours making it work with other add-ons and pieces of PHP code.

Let’s say you have the following url:


Fantastic! It’s clean and everyone knows where it’s pointing to. But then… when your visitors click on the category ‘announcements’, you want to point them to:


In the past, you were puzzling with other add-ons and pieces of PHP-code to get this working; but with Triggers it’s only a matter of seconds:

{exp:channel:entries channel="blog" limit="5" dynamic="off" 
     paginate="bottom" {triggers:entries}}

Adding the {triggers:entries} tag to your code, will do all the magic for you. We can even take it a step further, let’s go wild and add another category to the url:


Now again, Triggers will do the magic for you. It will look for all to posts in category ‘announcements’ or ‘software’. If you want to require both categories, you can set this in the settings in the ExpressionEngine Control Panel of your website.

But wait; there is even more. We want a readable title, which tells our visitors where they are in a human way. Let’s add this peace of code:

<h1>{title} {triggers:entries_title}</h1>

This will generate the following title:

Blog in categories announcements and software.

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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_start
  2. channel_module_create_pagination
  3. cp_css_end
  4. cp_js_end

This entry was created April 13, 2011, 7:07 pm.
This entry was last updated June 22, 2017, 10:32 am.

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8 Reviews:

NotAnton 08.31.12

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Great support from EE Zoo. They fixed bug with PHP 5.4.4 straight away. Essential with Structure.

Sneed's Feed & Seed 04.04.12

Sneed's Feed & Seed
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Zoo Triggers is a must-have if you are working with Structure. It’s a snap to implement and the features are very intuitive. The documentation could be clearer, but once you understand the basic concept you’re up-and-running in minutes.

cityzen 03.05.12

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Wow, this add-on solved a problem I had been kicking around for a few days now.  Now I’m kicking myself for not trying it sooner.  Perfect!

davidbehan 01.24.12

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I’m well impressed with this addon. I was wracking my brain trying to hack this together until I found this addon. Literally worked out of the box. Well impressed. A+

Reusser Design 07.15.11

Reusser Design
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If you use Structure and have a blog/news page this is priceless.

ApparentSource 05.13.11

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This solved some major headaches for one of my clients – it really is stinking EASY to use. Thanks for the hard work guys!

RealJustinLong 04.22.11

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Seriously when they say seconds that is what you get. I was needing to filter categories that were contained in entries related by a Playa field inside a Matrix and had it up and running in under 10 minutes. Saved me hours of custom coding. Support has been great and it is a steal at this price.

John D Wells 04.14.11

John D Wells
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Installed version 1.0, had a minor issue, 1.0.1 came swiftly (within an hour!) and it works like a charm. It’s unfortunate that we need an add-on to fix another add-on, but $10 is a bargain for the headache it saves.