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CW Multicategories Component

Allows you to publish Joomla! articles into multiple categories via modal window with AJAX functionality. Works for backend&frontend! + Preview Button in Article edit page!
Full integration for article URL routing, breadcrums, blogs, page navigation, etc.

- Button for modal window with category list - just like classical Category list view
- Pagination in category list
- Filtering categories
- ACL included - visible only categories acording to user rights
- AJAX & jQuery powered
- No problems with SEF
- Featured articles, Blog view, Article view - articles have all categories displayed, linking into the correct category view
- Page navigation - in the article detail view routing correctly within the current category - even if article has multiple categories assigned
- Breadcrumbs - showing correct path depending on in which category is the article viewed from (as it can be published in more categories)
- Possibility to enable creating Canonical URLs for articles in multiple categories - for avoiding having duplicate content!

All the functionality is also available in Frontend article management!

As a bonus, you will recieve an Article Preview button functionality in toolbar of Article edit form view!

Update system for user friendly install/update process

Joomla! update checker indicating new versions of extension

Drag and drop sorting category order for article in article detail form

NEW RELEASE 2.7.0/3.2.0 containing new system of category selection - improved functionality solving some issues

Safe to install and uninstall.

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Reviews: 1
Excellent support (thank you Pavel) ! The extension is very helpful too. I recommend it.
Reviews: 1
This extension is a must have! It worked right out of the box without any problems what so ever. Simple to use. Well done Pavel
Reviews: 2
Excellent support and extension is very helpful and easy. No configuration, just pure usability.
Great job. Thank, You to add functionality to Gavick News Show Pro GK5. This was very nice of you :).
Reviews: 1
Easy to use and learn for a newbie like myself. I did have one issue which was resolved quickly after emailing support. I was amazed at the fast, quality support I received.
Reviews: 5
The multi category feature is a must have feature for such a big CMS - this extension provides it and it simply it does what it promises! THX to the developpers for the good work!

One thing - after updating Joomla to 2.5.17 the component was inactive. A quick reinstall solved the problem. Don't know if this is a problem of the component
Reviews: 1
Can't believe Joomla 3.2 doesn't have the functionality that this great extension provides. Installation and set up was easy but it didn't work with my themeforest template at first. I emailed the developer CW multicategory and he made a small modification to my template and now everything works great. Brilliant extension and backed-up with first class support. Well worth the investment. Cheers
Reviews: 1
Wow, this extension is really great! It works fantastic without any problems. Very easy to configure and very easy in its use!
It does exactly that, what it should. :)

And if you have any problem, the support is really helpful, nice and quick!
Reviews: 1
Does exactly what it says and allows you to very easily add your articles to multiple categories. Nothing to configure or hammer into place, it just works.

Support was quick and solved any issues right away. I had two problems with the extension (one with sub-category article display in parent categories, another with user group permissions in the front end editor), both of which Pavel solved very quickly and required nothing of me but to install the patched component.

Definitely recommended!
Reviews: 1
A very handy extension. Had a few compatibility issues on installing it, but the developer went above and beyond to sort them out for me.
Reviews: 10
I was duplicating articles and then forgetting to change all the copies when they needed updating. This extension gets round that problem by allowing one copy of an article to be shown in multiple categories.
The only thing you have to remember is that there is only one article and therefore there is only one Article Ordering number so if you rely on this to sequence your articles in the categories you will have to think carefully about what to number the article in its base category.
This didn't prove a great problem for me and I think the extension is a real must have!
Great support as well when needed.
Reviews: 2
Multi categorization is a must have and this component does the job.
But I couldn't find a way to order my articles, in the different categories.
Reviews: 1
I needed an extension that suited a directory structure of articles, without having to duplicate content. It was also important to work well with other extensions - this one suited best. Other reviews gave me the confidence to purchase. I had one small issue with my template, Pavel attended to this specific 'tweak' in a flash. Recommended.
Reviews: 2
The plugin is great! anyway I had a little problem, I opened a ticket and in a very short time I fixed it! Excellent!
Reviews: 3
The extention itself is making Joomla a bit better. But the service is excellent. Didn't work out of the box in comination with another extension, but Pavel made it working very quick. Perfect!
Reviews: 1
I was having a problem with this extension after I installed it. I opened a trouble ticket with CW and got a quick response. They have a very good trouble ticket system which tracks the issue through the entire troubleshooting process. They were quick to respond and quickly resolved the problem. It was a pleasure to work with them - nice to have competent support with someone who is interested in solving my problem quickly.

Now that you know they provide excellent support - more about the product. It meets my needs and does exactly what I wanted - the canonical URL's are a must and it is a core part of this product. The user interface is easy to work with and well thought out.

Both the product and the support rate as excellent with me.
Reviews: 2
I think multiple categories is a must have for Joomla and its something that was missing. The good thing is though that this extension does just this and it does it well, I use it for a large website 77k hits a day and so far everything works like a clock. I had some questions and wrote to Pavel, I was surprised at how fast and how well documented his responses were.

If you need multiple categories dont think of it twice get CW MultiCategories.
Reviews: 48
We have a client with a LARGE Joomla site (pushing 77k articles and growing by 1000 a month), and up to this point, they copied articles to get them to appear in more than one category in Joomla. Standard Joomla practice.

CW Multicats solved a HUGE issue for them with duplicate content which affects Google rankings, and can be a pain with sh404sef and other SEF addons. CW Multicats worked perfect without a single change to the system.

Recently, we ran into a situation where we discovered that CBSubs didn't work with articles in more that one category. Ouch.. We reached out to the developer and he helped us by patching 1 file to get CBSubs working again with CW Multicats.

Kudos to fantastic support.. We're donating some extra bucks to to the developer for that one! We'll keep doing business with this developer.
Reviews: 1
A great extension. The author Pavel responded openly and promptly to all my queries so far, going as far as writing a patch for me when the plugin seemed to clash with another extension. This solved the problem immediately, enabling me to continue using the other plugin.

He also added the drag and drop functionality, following another query I had. What more would one want, from an extension and its author - someone who responds to queries and constantly works on improvements.

Thanks Pavel!
Reviews: 9
This is a must for any serious Joomla user. It should be part of the core.. but then again, it probably wouldn't wok as well as this.

I did have an issue with very particular circumstances, but supported fixed it and released and public update quickly. Quality!
Reviews: 1
One article that belongs to more than one category; This component needs to be part of the basic Joomla install. The download was easy. The price was right. The support for the minor issue I had getting it to work with my custom template was top notch. Well done.
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