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ExpressionEngine : Categories : Super clean URL’s and optional sub categories

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ExpressionEngine : Categories : Super clean URL’s and optional sub categories

  1. 1. Episode 2 : Categories : Super clean urls + optional sub categories Please see video at:: http://www.mediasurgery.co.uk/eesurgery/videos/categories-super-clean-urls-and-optional-sub-categories
  2. 2. Why do this?● Out of the box EE has the category keyword in the url● www.domain.com/hobbies/category/cricket● Massive issue? NO● Why do it then? Clean urls make sense to users andits also a pride thing :-) 1/7
  3. 3. Categories and sub categories?● www.domain.com/pets/● www.domain.com/pets/cats● www.domain.com/pets/cats/tabby● www.domain.com/pets/cats/tabby/mike● www.domain.com/pets/fish/goldy 2/7
  4. 4. Why would you write a lot of code for this?● Client ease of use● Dont want clients phoning and asking for help with CMS● Makes business sense 3/7
  5. 5. Why would you write a lot of code for this?● Client ease of use● Dont want clients phoning and asking for help with CMS● Makes business sense 4/7
  6. 6. Notes:● For EE2 but should work with EE1 with a littleconversion● Pen and paper – helps your understanding● Many ways to skin a cat 5/7
  7. 7. ExpressionEngine Setup1.) Install http://devot-ee.com/add-ons/child-categories/ ($20 but a good investment)2.) Install http://devot-ee.com/add-ons/low-seg2cat/ ( free thanks to the awesome Low)3.) Setup simple channel with a summary and a body field.4.) Set up categories with sub categories and assign to channel. 6/7
  8. 8. Thanks ● Please Tweet ● Please comment ● Different way or plugin? ● Better code?Please see video at::http://www.mediasurgery.co.uk/eesurgery/videos/categories-super-clean-urls-and-optional-sub-categories 7/7

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