• CW Multicategories

Installation & Guide

ComponentJoomla 3Joomla 2.5

Install the component:

Download CW Multicategories and install - component.

Install Extended Power package

And thats all. Just one click install and all is done.

  • CW Multicategories (component)
  • System - CW Multicats Plugin
  • Quick Icon - CW Multicats Updates Notification
  • System - MVC Override for CW Multicats
  • System - CW Multicats - Power Features Plugin
  • Content CW Multicats *Power* - Page Navigation
  • Ajax - CW Multicats *Power*

Administration - List of Articles

Now let's see how will look like articles list in administration.

Now we can see in column Categories in list of articles view all categories in which is our article published and we have filtered "Scenery" category - marked with red color

Try filter another category

Our article is now published also in "Nature". So lets try filter view for this category.

And we can see that our article is now visible also in this category

Ordering with multicategorized articles

  • if you set for frontend menu type Category Blog - then dont forget that there is settings for 
    primary order - Category Order - this must be set to NO ORDER
    secondary order - Articles Order - this you can set to desired collumn (date, ID, ordering, ...) 

    ..and why primary order to "no order"? Because articles can have more categories and therefore it will sort articles by their category and then by articles ordering.

Bonus - Preview Button

Article Preview button functionality added to Toolbar!

Available after saving article

You can use button to click for opening modal popup window view preview of how article looks on site or you can use right click and open in new window for full view.

Templates - using custom template

If you are using custom Joomla template on your site and you dont see all assigned categories in your blog or article detail page - it is probably because your template has override files for com_content native template files.

In that case you will find them in /templates/{yourtemplatename}/html/com_content/

Check the folders and you will find custom files like:

  • /templates/{yourtemplatename}/html/com_content/archive/default_items.php
  • /templates/{yourtemplatename}/html/com_content/article/default.php
  • /templates/{yourtemplatename}/html/com_content/category/blog_item.php
  • /templates/{yourtemplatename}/html/com_content/featured/default_item.php

In these files should be a place in code, where is mentioned a category title link. Usually like:

<dd class="category-name">
...something here...

replace it by:

<dd class="category-name">
require_once JPATH_SITE . '/components/com_multicats/helpers/content.php';
echo MulticatsContentHelper::getCategoryNames($this->item->id,$params->get('link_category'));

Remember to check the code if there is mentioned $this->item->id or $item->id and use the correct variable definition.

This will show all assigned categories to the article.

Since version

1) Please check folder /administrator/components/com_multicats/copy/templates/protostar/html/
2) Then check your template folder /templates/{yourtemplatefolder}/html/
3) Copy folder from 1) into 2) ...if there are already such files, backup them first! If needed more assistance, open support ticket.

For Gantry based templates create support ticket. We are preparing a guide for this as well and will be presented as soon as possible.

ISSUES Since new version

Question#1 - Other 3rd party plugins making TABs in article edit form are not loaded

Content - CW Multicats plugin is re-loading the article form, it is NEEDED to pay attention on CONTENT plugins order. Place this plugin above other 3rd party content plugins - so they will load AFTER CW Multicats are initialized.

Supported extensions

You may find downloads to some of supported extensions here (not all that are solved under ticket support system are added there though)


  • Supported compatibility for Joomla 3.x
  • Compatiblity for Joomla 2.5 - development stopped with version J2.5.28

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