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The Categories Module

Flat and nested categories representation
The Categories Module

The SobiPro Categories Module allows to list SobiPro categories in a standard Joomla! module position. There are several settings that allow a great deal of flexibility in the order the categories are shown and in filtering them, as well as the ability to customize the style of the categories through a module's CSS or any other stylesheet. By default it loads your SobiPro template's theme CSS file (default3 based SobiPro templates only).

Due to its adjustable sorting order and field settings, the Categories module serves a lot of different purposes, no need for additional modules. Use the module as a

  • Most popular categories module (top ranked categories)
  • Latest categories module (newest categories)
  • Last updated categories module (recently modified categories)
  • Module for categories expiring soon
  • Random categories module

Additionally the sorting order can be determined by a category input box field, a category single select list field or a category calendar field from the currently selected section (directory), so the module can also be used as a

  • Sort categories by field module

The categories can also be filtered by every category field select list, checkbox group or radio group item of the selected section (directory), so the module can be used e.g. as a

  • Featured categories module
  • Module for categories with specific content

Filtering and sorting can be combined. You can use all these different module types simultaneously by using the module several times for one or more sections.

The Category module comes with several templates with a lot of settings for each.

  • Template to show sorted and filtered categories (flat list without hierarchy)
  • List template (nested list with considering category hierarchy)
  • Media grid template (nested media grid with considering category hierarchy)
  • Accordion template (nested accordion with considering category hierarchy)
Flat mode (1)
Flat mode (2)
Flat mode (3)
Nested mode (1) - Accordion
Nested mode (2) - List
Nested mode (3) - List
Nested mode (4) - Media grid
Module settings (1)
Module settings (2)

SCategories Module Installation

Install the Categories module with the built-in application manager

SInstallation of Categories Module via Repository

Installation of the Categories module via SobiPro Repository

SUpdate the Categories Module

Update notifications and updating the Categories module

SCategories Module Configuration

Information on how to install and setup the SobiPro Categories module

SCategories Module Templates

The SobiPro Categories module has its own XSL templates
The Categories Module
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2.0.1 (31 December 2020)

(#) Compatibility with Calendar Field 2.4

2.0 (20 February 2020)

(+) Besides the field's ordering and filtering mode (now called flat mode), a nested mode is added which shows all categories of a section with their hierarchy; ordering is within the hierarchy level
(+) Several new templates added for the nested mode (list, accordion, media)
(+) Section name can be shown on top
(+) Ordering by category name added
(+) Ordering by popularity shows the hits counter
(+) Possibility to show the number of entries in each category
(+) Possibility to hide empty categories
(+) Possibility to show the icon/image next to the section name
(+) Possibility to show the introtext of a category
(+) Ordering by position (within a level) for nested mode
(+) Greek language added
(-) Ordering 'validuntil' removed as not really used for categories
(!) Engine selection changed to pagination selection (available only for flat mode)
(!) CSS file now generated from a LESS file
(!) Usage of Sobi Framework

1.0 (30 November 2018) first public release

0.9 (4 November 2016) internal release

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