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Written by Mike Milkman   
Sunday, 11 April 2010 15:57
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Multicategories Component Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How to add articles to categories?
  • Actually there are 2 ways:
  1. For those who wants to add several articles to one category. In the Administrator Section go to Components->Multicategories->Categories to display the List of the categories you have. Click on any Category to edit its data or create a new one using "New" button in the toolbar. There are several slide panels on the page that loads. Expand one named "Parameters (Articles)". There is the select list where all your articles are displayed. Choose an article for the Category by clicking on the article title. Use Ctrl-Click combination to select more than one article or to deselect the article that have been already selected. If it's a new Category don't forget to enter a title for it. Save your Category data by clicking on the "Save" or "Apply" button in the toolbox.
  2. For those who wants to add one article to several categories. Go to article and open it for editing. Click Multicategories button located under the editor block (the list of the Multicategories should appear). Select as many categories as you want (of course you can use Ctrl+Click) and click Select button in the top right corner (the list of the Multicategories should disappear). Save your article.
  • How to assign a single article to several categories?
  • Choose the Category (A) that you want your article (C) to be assigned to. Click on the Category (A) title to enter the Edit Mode. In the 'Parameters - Articles' slide panel choose the article (C) you want to assign to the current Category (A) and save the Category (A) data by clicking on 'Save' button in the toolbox. Choose another Category (B) and click on its title to edit the content. In the 'Parameters - Articles' slide panel find the article (C) you've just assigned to the previous Category (A) and select it to assign to the current Category (B). Save the Category (B) data by clicking on 'Save' button in the toolbox. Now your article (C) will be displayed in both Categories (A and B).
  • Why I can't see the subcategories after entering the Category from the frontend Menu?
  • In the Administrator Section go to Components->Menus and click on the Menu that contain the link to the Multicategies component. Click on the Multicategories Menu Item to edit its parameters. Check if 'Subcategory List' option is set to 'Show'. Also check if 'Empty Subcategories' option is set to 'Show' or make sure that the Subcategories of the Category you've added a link to are not empty (has published subcategories or articles).
  • I have already set up my Multicategories and want to update the component to a newer version. How could I prevent all my Multicategories tree and data it contains from deleting during reinstallation?
  • The only thing you should do to keep your data is to make a backup of the Multicategories table. To do this go to Components->Multicategories->Control Panel and press Backup button in the toolbox. But remember that if you modify your Multicategories after you have made a backup and then uninstall it all these changes will be lost. So it's recommended to make all your backup operations right before the uninstallation procedure.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 05:35