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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.
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.
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
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.
It's a great smart product that should definitly became part of the Joomla core.
It really should be the other way around.
But for a small site with only 50-100 articles it will probably work fine.
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
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
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
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
Thank you and keep up the great work - it is very much appreciated!
Once its up and running its a REAL LIFE SAVER.. Thanks for making this..
ps. I had to change the CSS file on my template.css & layout.css as when I make the menu use this plugin as its preferred blog layout, it never put each of the articles in their own shaded box, but some CSS fixed that .. Also the hit counter will not appear with this plugin on my site..
well, it's a nice idea and a nice basic approach to solve the problem of the existing lack for multiple categories in Joomla. It's easy to install and nice to customize but there're still problems with some links to articles from modules which are not covered by this tool. The plugin pPGallery is also not supported.
Maybe there will be a more complete next version.
Thanks for the support
about links to articles in modules we can say that we work on it and we even already made a modification of mod_latestnews module that you can find at http://milkdev.com/en/products/6-joomla15-modules/21-multilatest-module. Another modification of mod_mostread is in progress
about pPGalley we can just repeat what was said in our forum at http://milkdev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=84 - there is no problem with Multicategories, to get pPGallery work with Multicategories pPGallery developers should add support of Multicategories to their extension
I have assigned two categories (with "Multicategories") to my articles and than I have created one menu-item of type "multicategories" for each category. Now when I click on the menu-item I get the list of all articles associated with the specific multicategory. But the articles don't display the table with the attachments.
1. In category blog, it should show the article as thumbnails only, that will link to the real article when it is clicked. I use the BK-Multithumb.
2. I need multi category for my article. I've already tried another multi category extension. But in category blog, it doesn't cooperate with BK-Multithumb. The articles are shown fully, not thumbnailed.
This MULTICATEGORIES extension solves it :)
PS: I still have one problem with the breadcrumbs. The category/menu created by MULTICATEGORIES is not shown by breadcrumbs once we arrive to the article. Joomla breadcrumbs is still using old joomla category on it.
Multicategories support will be added in JComments in the next version. Currently it can be implemented by making some simple modifications into JComments. You can find the solution at http://www.joomlatune.com/forum/index.php/topic,2241.0.html