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- Assign any article to multiple categories
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Immediately after installing you can assign multiple categories to articles in edit article mode and you will see each article in the relevant sections.
However! Now my latest articles module isn't working correctly - showing only articles from one category out of the five selected from the module menu. Upon noticing this I tried to contact/email support with no reply whatsoever. Their forum is completely dead. Posting on there was a waste of time.
I noticed why the problem is occurring and feel it could cause a load of problems in future. As for me, I'm not going to use this. Quite dissatisfied.
Food (catID 1)
Fruit (catID 2)
Vegetables (catID 3)
Bread (catID 4)
And you have these articles:
You organize them like this:
Bananas (Food, Fruit)
Cherries (Food, Fruit)
Carrots (Food, Vegetables)
Celery (Food, Vegetables)
Cereal (Food, Breads)
Tortillas (Food, Breads)
You make category blog menu items:
If you click on Food, all of the articles will appear. If you click on one the articles (or readmore):
The article appears as it should.
The parent menu item is Food.
You can navigate through the articles using Prev-Next.
If you click on Fruit, only the articles included in the Fruit category will appear (as they should). However, if you click on one of the articles (or readmore):
The article appears as it should.
The parent menu item changes from Fruit to Food.
If you navigate using Prev-Next, you will see all of the articles in Food, not the articles in Fruit.
This is because, when you click on the article, it grabs the article's catID with the lowest numeric value regardless of the category from which the article is called.
If this OK or a non-issue for you, I would recommend one of the non-commercial options. They'll do the same thing, so why pay?
In my opinion, this deficiency makes this component completely pointless. Why go to the trouble of cross-referencing your articles if the user will be taken to a completely different section of the website when they investigate an article in a category that has drawn their interest?
As far as support goes, I don't really want to get into that, but suffice it to say I am not sharing this info because the support was fabulous. The developer is aware of the issue, and I guess has chosen not to complete the component. Good enough is good enough if it keeps pulling $50 a pop, right? To his credit, the developer did offer to return my money, rather than work on the problem.
If you are wanting to create a true cross-referenced library of articles, keep looking. I am.
However, it does not work as advertised (i.e. ability to filter articles in modules) and it seems that the developer has abandoned the project, seen how the website continues to have issues and support requests are not seemingly handled.
I would love for the project to be picked up, because multicategories are badly needed.
It also does not work with the News Show Pro GK4, which I was expecting, as it was promoted with, working with "Your articles & modules will now be able to appear in multiple categories."
Also already waiting for a support reply for 12 days!
We sent you an email regarding the component not working with all 3rd party plugins. There is no way we can support that and did not mean to imply that it does. It works great with all standard Joomla articles/modules. We never said it worked with 3rd party plugins.
If you send me an email to email@example.com I will get your information and send you a refund via paypal.
So it is useless for us.
Also the support is NOWHERE no one answers.
I am sorry I paid for that extension. And I suggest people use other ways to accomplish the same (K2 for example)
I wish I had and I also wish someone could answer me either how to solve the problems I got or how am I going to get my money back
I recently bought this extension and I'm really unsatisfied with it considering it's quite high price. Since there is no front or backend demo, here are some weakest points of this extension for me:
-can't asign multiple categories in frontend
-can't filter article within all categories that article is assigned to
-if article is assigned to more categories (ex. 3), there are no 3 URL's, but just one
Maybe all this is possible, but I couldn't done it because there is no documentation and nobody replies to my support tickets or mails (have open 3 tickets for 14 days now and sent 3 mails...nothing).
I am sorry we have not replied to you. We are developing a custom bug tracker and are having issues with our download links.
To address your issues:
1) Looking into this. The component was developed to use in the backend, but we are always trying to improve it.
2) We have a filter in back-end, so user can filter items by category. Also there is list of all categories to which item is assigned. If it is not working the way you want, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) This is not possible. The category is an 'attribute', but it is still just a single article.
Please bear with us while we work on things.