Could you make Lonely Cat work with Auto-Assign Category Parents setting?

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12 May, 2012 05:19 AM

We found Lonely Cat to be the best addon for working with large amounts of categories and subcategories where only one should be selected.
But we cannot make it work with the global channel setting “Auto-Assign Category Parents”.
We would like users to select only one category and that the parent category always gets auto-assigned.
Would this be possible to achieve with Lonely Cat?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Wouter Vervloet on 12 May, 2012 09:20 AM

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    Hi Djive,

    I'm glad you like the add-on so much.

    But having it assign the parent categories kind of defeats the purpose of calling it Lonely Category as you'll be adding more than 1.

    – Wouter

  2. 2 Posted by Djive on 12 May, 2012 09:53 AM

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    I see your point and its a valid one.

    For our sake its best if users cannot assign more than 1 category because we use A LOT of categories and it could get out of hand if we allowed them multiple selections.

    But on the other hand we have drop down menus where we show categories and number of posts inside them. The way things are now, you have parent category with 0 posts and children categories with 50 posts. When you look at the top level of the menu (which is visible all the time), it looks like there is nothing in that parent or child categories. Many users just click on the parent category expecting to see all posts from all categories under it and instead they see 0 posts.

    That is just one reason why we want to have global channel setting “Auto-Assign Category Parents” working.

    I know it wasn't what addon was designed for but do you think some hacking of the addon could do the trick?


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