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Multi Categorization

Multicategories Component main features:

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* multilevel category content site structure support;
* multicategory article support (single article can be assigned to several categories);
* deep visual and functional integration with Joomla!1.5;
* standard Joomla! Category association for auto adding articles to associated Multicategories Category;
* default caching system support;
* system SEF support;
* no core patches needed.

If you have section menus this product will not work, as you are required to set up a category menu for articles to display.



I think it would be nice if this was clearly stated in the documentation. When I raised this to the developer I was told that I should have known this would have been the case if I had used logic.

Owner's reply: It looks like you are not familiar with Joomla! otherwise you should know that every component use its own menu item in order to be able to display its content. See here http://docs.joomla.org/Extension_types_(general_definitions)#Components: "Components are the major portion of your page because a component is driven by a menu item and every menu item runs a component."

Also you completely misunderstood the main purpose of the Multicategories Component. Since our extension is aimed to replace standard categorization system of Joomla! wich includes sections and categories. So it was not intended to support sections or deal with them in any way

Installed easily and integrated well. Had a smalkl problem which the developer fixed within a day. Highly recommended. One question is how to get Blog Layout to display all articles that have a sub-category in their list - I seem to only get articles with sub-category first in list. Will post to forum...


Great component! It does exactly what it says. Not much documented but it's not a big deal to understand how to use it. All you need to do is to assign your articles to appropriate categories and create one or more Multicategories' type menu item. As easy as that!


So much hope :(


Posted on 31 January 2013

In terms of how it works - that part is really good. Just enable it, and it appears in the WYSIWYG editor. Select your categories and horray! it is working.



Unfortunately, articles on the home page do not link properly, but return an error message. The forum has a few hints to a solution, but do not work for me.



It seems that when you're already in one category, the article can be accessed. On a home page, the path is ambiguous - and the error message appears.



I would say this works really very well when you don't have an article that can be linked in multiple ways.


Firstly thank you for the product! My opinion is that the product must be changed, as when several categories - material takes a url of all these categories, as a result we have a mess in the face of the search engine. For example added to the 5 categories, as a result is identical to 5 articles. If you change the SEF to additional categories referred to the original, then it will be just fine. But for the moment the release is to add to the text of the tag "rel" and be indexed by robots.txt


Great !!!


Posted on 20 September 2012

Just perfect! Simple and easy, does what it says, saving a lot of time and trouble:)

Well done, I agree with the others, this should be included in the Joomla version.


Swiss Army Knife


Posted on 07 August 2012

Forget everything you've read about poor support for this great product. I got an immediate response with all needed files attached and a very detailed insight so I got my cake ready :-)



It's a great smart product that should definitly became part of the Joomla core.



Thanks again



Stratos


I havent really tested this, but I find the way it works problematic. Unless you only have a few a articles. It works in the way that you have to assign an article, listed in one long list to every category. First you open category A and assign the article and then you have to go into category B and assign the same article and so on.

It really should be the other way around.

But for a small site with only 50-100 articles it will probably work fine.

Owner's reply: Another way exists! Go directly to an article (open it for editing) and click Multicategories button right under the editor textarea. The list of your categories should appear. Choose several categories for your article and click Select (you can use Ctrl + Click to select more than one item), then save the article

Just fabulous!


Posted on 03 July 2012

I just have one question. Why isn't this default in Joomla? Huge thanks to the developer. Donation is on the way!

Owner's reply: Thank you guys for the positive feedback! And for financial support of course:) About your question. Well I'm not sure if Joomla team would agree with that but we'll ask them

SEF not support


Posted on 23 June 2012

I use Joomla 2.5.5 and your moudule Multicategories Component for Joomla!2.5.

It is a excellent component, but there is a little problem that it goes to 404 error when I turn on SEF setting for global setting, I think it don't support SEF

I find your router.php is the same as com_content of the Joomla origional package, but it was failed on your Multicategories Component.

Another question is layout of category blog was broken

Owner's reply: Hi, thank you for your review of our component.

But actually Multicategories supports system SEF! It seems that problem is on your server - there must be a conflict with some 3rd party extension on your Joomla site. Anyway we cannot produce the error you described here on our server with clean Joomla installation. Try Multicategories on newly installed Joomla, and then install your other extensions one by one to determine which one causes the error.

The blog layout as well works well. We never noticed problems with it. I don't know for sure what you mean saying "broken", but I think you should try different template to check if the problem persists. I suggest you to try one of the Joomla preinstalled templates to define the cause of the problem

Multicategories

Version:
1.1.1 / 1.0.4
Developer:
Mike Milkman
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Registration:
Yes
Uses updater:
Includes:
Compatibility:
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