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Author Topic: Menuitem Categorylist, does show in "Incline" only one level of Subcategories !!  (Read 830 times)
fahl5
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« on: September 11, 2015, 06:18:40 AM »

The Joomla-Menuitem Categorylist, shows with your "incline"-Template only one level of Subcategories but does not show all available subcategories.  

I do have plenty of subcategories in my website "http://klassik-resampled.de" and often want them to be shown in the categorylists linked in the menu-items categorylist.

Here is an example:
In the menuitemoptions ot the Menuitem "Johann Sebastian Bach" I chose that all subcategories should be shown:



In fact there are more than enough subcategories which I want to be shown:




With the Joomla default-template beez3 for instance I can see with this settings simply all subcategories:



But ....with the same settings "Incline" only shows an article in the link category and only the very first level of subcategories is shown in the list:



please help me to make all available subcategories being displayed.
Thank you
fahl5

Edit:
I just tested the same problem with a couple of other Templates. I have had the same Problem with other Shape5-templates (Design-control & Vertex-free) meanwhile the gk_music_free from Gavick shows regular behavior and displayed all categories that are chosen in the menuitem-settings. Therefore it seem to me perhaps a problem of parts in your vertexcode on which many of your templates are build on.

Still I hope, it would be possible to come back to full Joomla functionality even with keeping a Shape5-Template on my site.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2015, 09:13:48 AM by fahl5 » Logged
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 11:15:03 AM »

Hello,

It depends on how your menu items are setup. The settings used in the back end of Joomla follow this heirachy.

Menu Item Settings > Article Settings > Global Settings

This means if your menu item has a specific setting enabled then it will override the Global Setting that was created. The Template has no other CSS or functions that would affect this as it is all controlled in the back end of Joomla.

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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2015, 04:57:33 AM »

If you would please take a more serious look at the screenshots I have posted than you wil obviously see, that the menuitem is already set to show "all" subcategories, what other Templates like beez3 or GK music-free do show with exactly the same settings while "incline" (as "Vertex-free" & "Design-control") simply do not as they should!!! .[
(btw all "globalsettings" for this aspects are also set on show "all")

That is just the reason I am asking for. If I set the menuitem categorylist to show all subcategories as well as I set all relating global settings to show "all" subcategories, than there must regularly be more than one level of sbcategories be shown as it is the case with the other templates I tested!

But... this is obviously not working with your vertex-free or with your incline-template. They do not behave regular in this aspect, what definitly has to be fixed!

If you honestly believe, that it would be just a matter of menuitem settings, than please just show me a categorylist that displays all levels of subcategories in your "incline"-Template.  As far as I expect from my tests, you will in no way be able to do so.

And if you will find out that in this aspect your templates dont follow regular Joomla-settings anymore, than there is definitly something wrong with this Template. Than my Request asks you to please fix that problem of your template(s).

Angry And please answer the next time a bit more serious, that means only after you have read and understood the Request first and than tested the Problem and what you pretend should be its solution. It is unecessary tedious to post the same things again and again, just because the support seems to be to lazy to read the first time attentive enough.

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« Last Edit: September 15, 2015, 08:21:06 AM by fahl5 » Logged
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2015, 08:19:19 AM »

Hello,

It is actually Beez that is showing the custom output. We do not use custom html overrides in our templates, that ensures that the output is always done by Joomla itself. Therefore our template is not controlling this functionality, at all.

I have a brand new Joomla install setup locally, with all the demo data preinstalled. I have setup a new Category List menu item and set it to show all Sub Categories. This is what that looks like using the default Prostar template:



You can see that Incline produces the exact same layout (different styling):



So you can see our templates our using the exact layout that Joomla outputs with no changes. Beez is different because they have actually included a custom com_content override in the template, which we never do. This is what the latest Beez template looks like:



That is closer to what you have above, but that is only because that template has custom outputs which override the default Joomla layout. If you rename the folder:

templates\beez3\html\com_content

to:

templates\beez3\html\com_content_bak

That means the override will not be called anymore, and when you do that, it's back to the default Joomla output:



You mentioned in your other post:

"A little help seemed to be to insert a folder "/templates/incline/html/com_content/category/" with a "default_children.php""

There should not be any overrides for com_content in html folder for Incline. We do not use overrides, nor do we include in any the download. If you have overrides there you are overriding the output of Joomla. We do not use overrides in com_content so that Joomla is always outputting the layout, and never the template.

If you want, you can copy the override from Beez3 to Incline, but I would highly recommend against this. Overrides cause a lot of problems with backwards compatibility, ie: any updates to com_content will not be included because hey are over-written. That is why we do not use them, and there is no need for them.

From all my tests and, the screenshots I've provided above, our templates are not controlling the output of this layout. You are comparing the default layout of Joomla to two other templates that use custom com_content overrides.
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2015, 09:36:49 AM »

Thanks god after days of waiting for one single reasonable word, you at least begin to reproduce the Problem I was talking about.
Since I can no longer see any incline-specific Problem, but a more general Joomla-Template-Problem I answered you in the more apropriate Joomla-Talkforum
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2015, 09:24:13 PM »

Hello,

I have locked the thread in the Joomla Talk board here:

http://www.shape5.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,75/topic,41213.0/

Please continue the thread here if needed.

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