Multi Categorization

New version for Joomla! Version 3.2 and 3.1! Now FJ Related Component uses Tags instead of keywords for easy maintenance and fast processing.

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Break free from Joomla's single Category restriction. Did you ever want to put an article into two or more categories? List selected articles from multiple categories? Create a blog or list based on author?

This component allows you to create a blog or list layout based on tags or keywords and author. So you can create any number of menu items showing articles based on any combination of tags or keywords.

  • Create blog or list layouts exactly like the standard Category blog and list layouts, but using tag or keyword and author matching instead of Category.
  • Optional match on Author or Author Alias as well as keywords.
  • Option to include articles with ANY matching keywords or only articles where ALL keywords match.
  • Option to limit articles based on Section or Category.
  • Option to show matching keywords and sort based on best match.
  • November 7, 2013: Version 3.0.0 now available for Joomla versions 3.2 and 3.1.
  • January 7, 2010: Version 1.0.10 now available. Allows you to select Published or Archived. Also allows editing from layouts.
  • August 29, 2009: Version 1.0.7 now available. Allows you to create a blog or list without needing an Intro Article. Also, allows you to show all articles written by the currently logged in user.
  • June 9, 2009: Version 1.0.6 now available. This adds a new option to use an exact match on keywords. So keyword lists must have the same words and be in the same order to match.
  • May 7, 2009: Version 1.0.5 now available. This adds a new parameter that allows you to link to other FJ Related menu items instead of articles. If a related article is an Intro Article for another FJ Related menu item, you can link to this menu item instead of to the article.
  • April 12, 2009: Version 1.0.4 now available. It fixes problem with upgrades causing Into Article to be lost. Also adds Italian langage.
  • March 12, 2009: Version 1.0.3 now available. It fixes minor display problem.

Here is how it works. You create an article with the desired keywords and author information. Then you create a blog or list layout and select this article for the menu item. That's all there is to it! The blog or list layout will show all articles that match the keywords and author information of the menu item's article.

See the Demo page for a quick tour of what you can do.


Setting no tag causes crashes also if one wants to have only articles selected by author

Ease of use

Not so good: it's a component, but it not listed in the component panel. Options must be set via menu panel


Functions OK, but it has bugs, and support is basically non-existant

Ease of use

Easy enough to use, nothing special


Unfortunately, this was our breaking point. Support seemed to start out well, but then we reported an issue 3 weeks ago, still no response


Good idea, but

Posted on 13 April 2015

module is not good for database. makes 2 "SELECT, a.title ..:" queries. 1 with LIMIT and 1 without the querie can be very long

Ease of use

very easy

"Create blog or list layouts exactly like the standard Category blog and list layouts, ..." it says in the JED description. If it only were true :( But unfortunately it isn't. It is a good attempt though. And yes, the component may come in handy on occasion. But it's definitely not an exact category blog look alike. For that, it lacks a few important options and still needs some polishing.

Thanks a lot.

Posted on 14 August 2013

Thanks a lot,

this gift for the community

is very very helpful,hope i

can do something in the future

for the community too!

Thanks again!


Posted on 11 July 2013

Great, incredible, perfect.

My proble to show a single article in many categories are solved !

Congratulations !!

Best by far

Posted on 04 March 2013

This is the most flexible extension I've found (and I've tried many!) It allows the use of the keyword field in articles as tags (or categories) from which to generate lists in just about any combination needed. I've been using K2 (for it's tagging system) in the past to give me this functionality but it's always felt a bit restricted in its implementation. No more K2 for me (as I don't need any of the other functions it offers and most can already be found in stock Joomla! anyhow)

description says: Did you ever want to put an article into two or more categories?

I say: yes! But it does not look as if this component is able to put an article into two or more categories. It's something different about article keywords an blog layout showing related articles.

This product does not what I expected. I am looking for a multiple articles solution. And that's why I was looking into this category: Multi categorization.

Useful component

Posted on 07 October 2012

Until now I have used this component for my few site. It is easy to config and install. Keep your work. thanks

I was using another plugin that made a copy of the article and then added it to another category, resulting in extra directories in the url. This was exactly what I was looking for. A link to the original post and the original link. Thank you!!

FJ Related Articles Plus

FJ Related Articles Plus

Free | Articles Display | Mark Dexter
41 reviews
This extension does everything the core Related Articles module does and adds a number of handy features, including: * Now version 4x uses Tags instead of Keywords, for faster performance and easier tagging. * Now available for Joomla version 3.2 and 2.5! * New! Option to include list of keywords for every page. * New! Sort articles in random order. * New! Show module on any page of any Menu Item Type (not just article layouts) * New! Include articles based on Section, Category, Author, or Author Alias, unrelated to the current article in view or current Menu Item * New! Only show articles that have a minimum number of matching keywords * New! Pick Sections, Categories, Authors, and Author Alias values from a list instead of entering ID numbers * Limit the list of related articles by count * Limit the list to selected Sections or Categories (including the current article's Section or Category) * New! Enter a list of keyword phrases to ignore when finding related articles. This is handy if you have some keyword phrases that are used in all of your articles. * Sort the list by number of matching keyword phrases ("best match") * Sort the list by keyword phrase * Display the matching keyword phrases * New! Include articles by the same author or author alias. * New! Option to see article preview in tooltip. * New! Option to see last modified date or created date. * New! Option to include all articles in the same category as the current article. * New! Option to ignore all keywords and just match on author or category. * Numerous other options For more information about FJ Related Articles Plus, see the tutorial page at You can download this extension here:

FJ Related Articles Blog and List Component

Mark Dexter
Last updated:
Dec 03 2015
Date added:
Dec 27 2008
GPLv2 or later
Free download
Uses updater:
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