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Categories of SobiPro Module

-- Show a multi-level list of categories, in any of 9 amazing layouts! --

When you customize SobiPro, you need to add direct links to "Categories", beyond the component navigation.

"Categories of SobiPro" is a module to show a simple list of categories in your site. You only have to specify the Section, and it shows the next levels of categories.

In a nutshell

A high-level module to display a Categories Widget in an easy-to-navigate directory.

- Multi-level list of categories widget
- Direct links to specific categories, to improve the site navigation
- Specify the section, and it shows N-Levels of categories
- Support for Category Stats! Show Hits or Entries counter
- 9 Amazing Layouts: Category List, Chained Selects, Drop Down Menu, SobiPro 1.1 Single Select, Top Ranking, and Tree of Categories, etc

--- NEW! Bootstrap Layouts: Accordion, Grid, Media Grid with Icons layouts ---

** Bootstrap Accordion,
** Bootstrap Grid,
** Bootstrap Media Grid with Icons,
** Category List,
** Chained Selects,
** DropDown Menu,
** SobiPro 1.1 Single Select,
** Top Ranking, and
** Tree of Categories


These are the module parameters:

- Section - Parent section of categories to be shown.
- Category List Mode - 1, 2, 3, ... 9 Levels.
- Order - Alphabetically / Id / Counter Desc / Position / Random
- Show Counter - No / Hits / Entries
- Hide Empty Categories - Yes / No
- Category List Mode - Start Level - 1, 2, 3, ... 9 Levels.
-Menu - Menu to be forced in each category link.
- Count - The number of items to display (default is 100).
- Layout - Default, Drop Down Menu (CSS), SobiPro 1.1 Single Select, or TOP Rank Layout.

Developed with FOF - Framework on Framework is a RAD framework for the Joomla! CMS.

*** Layouts ***

1 ** Category List,
2 ** Chained Selects,
3 ** DropDown Menu,
4 ** SobiPro 1.1 Single Select,
5 ** Top Ranking, and
6 ** Tree of Categories

*** Requirements ***

- SobiPro 1.1 (recommended), or superior / SobiPro 1.0.8 is supported in compatibility mode
- Joomla 3 / Joomla 2.5, or superior
- PHP 5.3, or superior
- MySQL 5.5 (recommended), or superior

--- Version 5.5.0 - 19 August 2014

Feature: Install from Web and Live Update
Feature: Web Cron Job Task
Feature: ACL for Administrator and Manager roles
Enhancement: enforce Sql Big Selects
Enhancement: Temporary table rename
Enhancement: Conditional SP cache reset, after a full re-index
Enhancement: Stats array fix
FOF v2.3.1 (f0f) and new F0F Installer
Backbone JS v1.1.5, Font Awesome v4.1
Usability improvements and optimizations
Improved Help / New tutorials

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Reviews: 11
I really like categories of SobiPro because instead of having to make a new menu item every time I add a category, it just automatically displays the new link in the module position and looks like an extended part of my regular menu. It saves me a lot of time!
Reviews: 5
I use it in a multilingual site, combined to Search Plugin + to hide empty categories and count entries. I was afraid of conflicts with SobiPro Map Search from MyJoom, but there is no problem. The module is really easy to configure. The boring work to create x Joomla menu links is done in 1mn and site navigation enhanced.
Moreover the support is great. I did a mistake in my order and M. Sanchez quickly made a gesture of goodwill. I really appreciated it, thanks again!
Owner's reply


Thank you very much for your feedback!

We appreciate your feedback, it helps us improve the product and service.


Reviews: 2
I needed to have a list of the categories, and also to HIDE the empty ones.

I bought the app, and then after a few days, an update had been released that enabled this,

Owner's reply

It was a really challenge!

At the end, we've added the feature to count all entries in each category, according to the tree.

Thank you for your support to improve.

Reviews: 7
The module works like a charme. Great and quick support. I look forward to further developments from Prieco
Thank you, Anibal Sanchez
Owner's reply

Thank you Eisele! We appreciate your feedback.