Introduction

Multi Categorization

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


FEATURES:
- SMART CHOSEN layout - drag and drop sorting functionality for selected category order in this layout.
- Long awaited drag and drop ORDERING FOR MULTIPLE CATEGORIES!
- Drag and drop sorting category order for article in article detail form
- ACL included - visible only categories acording to user rights
- AJAX & jQuery powered
- No problems with SEF
- 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!

  • MULTICATEGORY BLOG - possibility to make a menu item of MultiCategory Blog - articles from multiple category selection. Possible to set if articles have to belong to ALL selected categories or at least ONE of them. Not available under J4 currently.

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

Safe to install and uninstall.

Functionality
It is usable on J4, but there are several bugs. You can not filter categories prior to creating content (results in a 403), to name just one
Ease of use
Easy enough. But then, we migrated from J3. Not sure how it installs.
Support
Dead. No response in over two years - I reported bugs in 2022 but nothing happened, they never answered.
Documentation
Exists. There is an installation and config guide. Go to installation-guide-cw-multicats
Value for money
Not worth your time or money. Too many bugs. Great idea but flawed ...
I used this to: Word Press like assignment of content to multiple categories. Since this does not work, we need to switch to using tags.
Functionality
Auf Joomla 4.4.2 / PHP 8.2 läuft die Erweiterung nicht, wie auf der Webseite angepriesen
Ease of use
Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein.
Support
Im Support-Forum sind viele unbeatwortete Anfragen zum gleichen Fehler. Das Forum ist erst nach dem Kauf zugänglich. Keine Reaktion vom Supp
Documentation
Vorhanden, doch was nutzt die schönste Doku, wenn die Erweiterung nicht funktioniert
Value for money
70€ für keine Funktionsfähigkeit, obwohl angepriesen als Erweiterung kompatibel mit Joomla 4 - keine Reaktion vom Support? Ärgerlich
I used this to: Für nichts, wenn es nicht funktioniert. In den Mülleimer damit! Für nichts, wenn es nicht funktioniert. In den Mülleimer damit! Für nichts, wenn es nicht funktioniert. In den Mülleimer damit! Für nichts, wenn es nicht funktioniert. In den Mülleimer damit!
Functionality
Das Tool funktioniert soweit gut. Nur ist es etwas mühselig, alle einzelnen Sortierungen einzeln immer wieder einstellen zu müssen.
Ease of use
Die Installation ist etwas kompliziert. Aber einmal installiert, erklärt es sich von selbst und funktioniert.
Support
Leider habe ich aktuell schlechte Erfahrungen gemacht. Auch auf zwei Nachfragen wurde ich ignoriert.
Documentation
Ich empfinde die Dokumentation etwas umständlich. Sie sollte einfacher geschrieben werden.
Value for money
Der Preis ist okay für die Erweiterung. Ich würde jedoch auch nicht mehr bezahlen.
I used this to: Ich verwende die Erweiterung auf verschiedenen Websites. Z.B. auf einer Netzwerk-Website für Mitglieder als Branchenbuch.
Functionality
App is not updated from previous version. In the downloaded package is only change of name in XML file. It is not working!!
Ease of use
I bought new version and looked inside, no changes, only name in XML file about update. This app damaged my website.
Support
Support doesn't work, I asked for refund, no answer from seller. I reported bugs in August 2022 but nothing happened, they never answered.
Documentation
no exists documentation on seller website. You can have only not working code.
Value for money
Not working app, so it is completely wasting your money and time. There is no refund policy, i think it's a crime.
I used this to: We used this app for 10 years till Joomla 3 it was perfect, but for Joomla 4 it is very bad decision.

wasted money



Posted on 13 May 2023
Functionality
It just doesn't work. after installation, all links on the site throw error 500
Ease of use
I used a similar plugin for K2 that you set with a couple of clicks, which is not the case here.
Support
Support does not respond, I waited 10 days and nothing. many questions on the forum have not been answered for 2 months
Documentation
there is documentation for older versions. Joomla 4 alpha. Not available under J4 currently.
Value for money
wasted money. It just doesn't work. Support does not respond, forum is dead
I used this to: I used a similar plugin for K2 on the travel agency website, which worked great. You can't solve everything with tags on the travel agency's website, you need a plugin like this.
Owner's reply: Hello, I am sorry for the troubles you are facing. The mentioned issue is caused by incompatible extension version with Joomla version. Release for extension version to the latest Joomla version is now available.
Have a nice day
Pavel
Functionality
In beta for J4 & doesn't fully work. If you enable canonical URLs the site breaks. Disable canonical URLs results in duplicate content.
Ease of use
Fairly easy to use & configure but it's still in J4 Beta & doesn't work on J4. Not updated for 8 mths & version download is for J4.1.5
Support
This extension has not been updated & serious faults not fixed for at least 8 months. Doesn't work with J4 unless you want duplicate content
Documentation
Value for money
Waste of money doesn't work on J4. Website details don't say J4 beta until AFTER you buy. How can I trust a dev that deliberately misleads?
I used this to: They state on their website & JED that it is compatible with J4, but after you purchase & go to download, you see it's still in Beta. Download version is 8 mths old & for J4.1.5. Enable Canonical URLs your site will break. Disable Canonical URLs you will get duplicate content.
Owner's reply: Hello,

I am sorry it took a long time of radio silence. I have checked the situation and the latest J4.1.x extension version is basically actually possible to install and operate on Joomla 4.2.x.
However, important news is that today was released Joomla 4.2.9 compatible reworked version and it is counted with ongoing support of compatible versions for Joomla updates.

Duplicite content issue for multicategorized articles in views from multiple categories has been fixed!

I am sorry for inconveniences during passed time.
Functionality
The plugin is sold as if it works with Joomla 4. After installation you will soon notice it works only with J4.1 and therefore is useless.
Ease of use
Couldn't be more difficult to use - No matter what you do, it won't work.
Support
Non-existent. Doesn't answer emails even though support is promised in the price.
Documentation
The documentation seems to be ok. But what does one need it for when the plugin doesn't work.
Value for money
No value, useless. Doesn't work. Dispute sent to Paypal, because developer doesn't reply.
I used this to: Well, I tried to use it for multi-categorization. Now I use it as a reminder of why 4.5-star ratings mean nothing on this platform.
Owner's reply: Hello,

I am sorry it took a long time of radio silence. I have checked the situation and the latest J4.1.x extension version is basically actually possible to install and operate on Joomla 4.2.x.
However, important news is that today was released Joomla 4.2.9 compatible reworked version and it is counted with ongoing support of compatible versions for Joomla updates.

I am sorry for inconveniences during passed time.

Dead extension



Posted on 02 February 2023
Functionality
It was the best solution for multicategories. Then it stopped working and had no more development. From mid-late 2022 it only breaks sites
Ease of use
It was quite easy to use. The developer disappeared without telling anything to the community
Support
The developer (Pavel) just wanished from the support forum and stopped replying to support emails. The extension is still on sale though!!
Documentation
Never had that much documentation (for shortcodes for example) and you had to learn the hard way
Value for money
Since mid 2022, the value for money is ZERO. The developer disappeared without telling anything to the community
I used this to: Cannot be used anymore since mid 2022. The developer disappeared without telling anything to the community
Owner's reply: Hello,

I am sorry it took a long time of radio silence. Important news is that today was released Joomla 4.2.9 compatible reworked version and it is counted with ongoing support of compatible versions for Joomla updates.

Duplicite content issue for multicategorized articles in views from multiple categories has been fixed!

I am sorry for inconveniences during passed time.
Functionality
The extension is not compatible with Joomla 4.2.3, when used to create category listings it displayed each item multiple times.
Ease of use
The extension was very easy to use and would be a great extension if it worked properly.
Support
Unfortunately I did not receive adequate support. I had one reply asking me to test something then nothing thereafter.
Documentation
Documentation was okay. I was able to easily install and use the extension.
Value for money
I thought the cost was a little high considering you only got 6 months of updates.
I used this to: To assign multiple categories to articles and create Joomla page to display each category.
Functionality
This is a set of plugins that come together to allow me to assign a single article to more than one category. Excellent for cross posting!
Ease of use
Once installed and enabled, its very intuitive with a minor but important change to the article category selector.
Support
I found an issue and Pavel identified it and released a new version within about 10 minutes of confirmation my findings! Awesome support!
Documentation
Fine for me and the need for documents is minimal and the Install and guides area of the CW website is sufficient!
Value for money
Excellent VFM and the support is worth its weight in gold as it not only saves me time, it saves me the worry too.
I used this to: Posting J! articles across different categoris of blog so it means I don't have to worry about duplicatiing articles.
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CW Multicategories

Version:
4.3.4.0
Developer:
CW Joomla
Last updated:
Oct 15 2023
8 months ago
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
Includes:
c p
Compatibility:
J3 J4
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