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Sorting articles in category - numbers

Is there any option to sort articles' names in such order as below?

I have now:

  xxx 1 yy
xxx 10 yy
xxx 11 yy
xxx 2 yy
xxx 20 yy
xxx 3 yy

And I want this:

  xxx 1 yy
xxx 2 yy
xxx 3 yy
xxx 10 yy
xxx 11 yy
xxx 20 yy
Monic abc (talk)09:54, 11 February 2015

Have you looked at these help files...

  1. Help:Categories#Sort_key and...
  2. Help:Sorting...?
Dennis J au (talk)11:55, 11 February 2015

Yes, but I don't know how to use these tips. I tried do sth like this:

    {{#categorytree:Levels|mode=pages|Sort}}

but it doesn't really works - nothing has changed. ("Levels" is my category with articles)

Monic abc (talk)07:56, 13 February 2015

I'm not a programmer, but when you add your articles to your "Levels" category you do it by adding something like this...

[[Category:Levels]]

... to your article page.

If your article needs to be at the top of the sort list, e.g. for 'xxx 1 yy' do this

 [[Category:Levels|1]]

The '1' after the pipe character '|' is a 'sort key' which will bring the article with that key to the top of the sort.

For the rest of the articles in your example, just make the sort key equal to the number of the article, like this

For article 'xxx 10 yy' make the sort key '10' by adding the following to that article's page...

 [[Category:Levels|10]]

For article 'xxx 11 yy' add this...

[[Category:Levels|11]]

for 'xxx 2 yy' add this...

 [[Category:Levels|2]]

for 'xxx 20 yy' add this...

 [[Category:Levels|20]]

for 'xxx 3 yy' add this...

 [[Category:Levels|3]]

...etc.

Try that and see how it goes.

Dennis J au (talk)08:05, 14 February 2015

Thanks a lot! I thought that I have to edit some options in line with CategoryTree, not article's category. What works for me:

  [[Category:Levels|[10]]

Number without brackets didn't work, so I used this "[number]".

Monic abc (talk)09:19, 16 February 2015
 
 
 
 

CategoryTree broken after updating to 1.21.1 and installing new CategoryTree Snapshot

I had a mediawiki with version 1.20.3 and just updated to 1.21.1. The update was successful and I was able to restore my database and other extensions.

However CategoryTree was not working after installing new mediawiki version 1.21.1. The Category list populates, but you cannot drill down through the category lists. The category arrows/+ do not display AT ALL, it is just a straight list of categories I could not even try to expand them because there is no option available to do so.
SO I downloaded the new snapshot of category tree for version 1.21.
Installed the extension.
Confirmed LocalSettings are configured for CategoryTree as such:
require_once( "$IP/extensions/CategoryTree/CategoryTree.php" );
$wgUseAjax = true;
and to get it in sidebar:
$wgCategoryTreeSidebarRoot = 'Category:article_name';
$wgCategoryTreeForceHeaders = true;

I have even tried following previous guides and modifying my CategoryTreeFunctions.php (ref: [1])
from $linkattr['style'] = 'display: none;'; // Unhidden by JS
to
$linkattr['style'] = 'display: inline !important;'; // Unhidden by JS
and tried changing CategoryTree.php (ref:[2])
from
function efCategoryTreeParserOutput( $outputPage, $parserOutput ) { if ( !empty( $parserOutput->mCategoryTreeTag ) ) { CategoryTree::setHeaders( $outputPage ); } return true;
to
function efCategoryTreeParserOutput( $outputPage, $parserOutput ) { CategoryTree::setHeaders( $outputPage ); } return true;
but making those above changes to CategoryTree.php/CategoryTreeFunction.php causes the whole site to goto a Error 500 page, so I have undone the above two changes, but I am still back to the point where I cannot drill down thru the category tree it only shows the top level categories now. I have even tried running update.php again but still does not resolve the issue. I have tried to find other threads regarding this, but I could not find any. Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks...

Afinderp (talk)19:53, 14 June 2013

i'm having this same issue. upgrading from 1.19 to 1.23. upgraded mediawiki and database as well as moving from php 5.3 to php 5.6. pulled latest 1.23 code from here.

afinderp were you ever able to resolve this issue? it's pretty sad that no one ever responded to your post.

Zeefreak (talk)20:14, 12 December 2014

Hi,

as I just ran into the same problem on my installation, please check the /var/log/apache2/[yourwikiname]-error.log

It might be that you get some pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable errors. In that case, make sure the permissions for the folders of the extension are set correctly. I was able to overcome my problem by doing a chmod 755 /var/lib/mediawiki/extensions/CategoryTree/modules

You can check if that's your problem by issuing the following command: su – www-data -s /bin/bash -c “cd [replacebyyourextensionpath]/CategoryTree/modules; ls -la”

If that returns a "permission denied" on top of the results, then you have the same problem I had

~~----

91.135.167.15408:21, 20 January 2015
 

so it turns out my issue was PEBCAK. my upgrade script had an error and i was actually pointing to the old 1.19 CatagoryTree code and not the new. once i fixed that and everything was running the new code it worked fine.

sorry it took me so long to report back.

Zeefreak (talk)16:01, 12 February 2015
 
 

Category link to expand functions

Is it possible to make Category and Subcategory link with expand functions. And disable link to category page.

Skontakt (talk)16:39, 31 January 2015

There have been a number of requests for this feature to be added to CategoryTree, see here... Thread:Extension talk:CategoryTree/Suggestion: CategoryTree enhancement for touch screens from May 2013 and here... Thread:Extension talk:CategoryTree/Suppress links to categories, only link to pages. from Oct 2013. Perhaps if someone logged a bug with this feature request it might get actioned? I don't understand Mediawiki extension development and enhancement processes.

Dennis J au (talk)13:09, 1 February 2015
 

Problem loading data. Please wait a moment and try again

With MW git master + CategoryTree git master, my category tree shows one level. Clicking on the arrow produces the message: Problem loading data. Please wait a moment and try again

If I turn on debugging, I see the following in the backtrace:

[GlobalTitleFail] MessageCache::parse called by CategoryTreePage::execute/Message::parse/Message::toString/Message::parseText/MessageCache::parse with no title set.

Could be related to this: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T25307

Wmat (talk)21:49, 15 January 2015

There is a bug logged directly relevant to this: T44938 Expanding widgets fails for numerical-only categories with "Problem loading data", no request sent

The problems is still present in MW 1.24.0

If you look at this bug log, a user known as Schnark has noted that there is a problem with some Javascript code that turns numeric categories into 'null' titles. This situation would tie in with your debugging backtrace message.

Of course there could be more to your problem than this.

Dennis J au (talk)00:36, 16 January 2015

I got this fixed today. It turns out that HotCat from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Gadget-HotCat.js fixed my issue. There must be some caching going on somewhere though as it took a number of hours for my wiki to start working again. Apparently this problem struck Commons around Jan.14th or so. Hence, the updated HotCat.

Wmat (talk)19:42, 16 January 2015
 
 

<categorytree> in Special pages

After installing CategoryTree (Mediawiki 1.23) on my Special pages, I am seeing <categorytree> as a link. Anyone know how to fix this? The extension is working fine other than that.

Kmacdowe (talk)22:32, 7 November 2014

This means that MediaWiki:Categorytree is missing though this is pretty strange. I have seen this on the Wiki of the Free Software Foundation, too. Probably some other extension you installed does not play with the CategoryTree extension.

[[kgh]] (talk)18:59, 8 November 2014

Thanks kgh. It is installed, and the tag works on my regular pages so this isn't a show stopper but it is odd. Thanks for the help.

Kmacdowe (talk)03:50, 11 November 2014
 
 

Permissions issue using version c7333ea on mediawiki 1.23

I've an issue with some users with restricted (read only) access being unable to expand any node, seeing the tree wherever it is rendered, but getting a load failure, try again later message whatever node they try to expand.

I suspect it is an incompatibility with my own extension Extension:NSWhitelist but haven't been able to figure out what, yet.

I've ruled out browser issues, and a user with full rights can use it fine. Can someone tell me what user rights are needed to expand a node? Must you be able to read a particular namespace?

Hoggle42 (talk)10:31, 31 October 2014

Have narrowed it down to a read permission issue - whitelistread is not sufficient for this url:

index.php?skin=vector&
uselang=en&
debug=true&
action=ajax&
rs=efCategoryTreeAjaxWrapper&
rsargs%5B%5D=Customer_Pages&
rsargs%5B1%5D%5Bmode%5D=10&
rsargs%5B1%5D%5Bhideprefix%5D=20&
rsargs%5B1%5D%5Bshowcount%5D=true&
rsargs%5B1%5D%5Bnamespaces%5D%5B%5D=12&
rsargs%5B1%5D%5Bnamespaces%5D%5B%5D=14&
rsargs%5B1%5D%5Bnamespaces%5D%5B%5D=100&
rsargs%5B%5D=json

The user has read access to the three indicated namespaces, but without a title there appears to be no way to grant access to this url

Hoggle42 (talk)13:48, 31 October 2014

ajax dispatcher checks

( !User::isEveryoneAllowed( 'read' ) && !$wgUser->isAllowed( 'read' ) )

and throws an error if this is not the case - this means the TitleReadWhitelist is not checked, as no reference to the title is given.

So, if the user does not have global read access, they can't use categorytree.

hacked the core code to be (bad fix)

( !User::isEveryoneAllowed( 'read' ) && !$wgUser->isAllowed( 'read' )  && !$this->func_name == 'efCategoryTreeAjaxWrapper')
Hoggle42 (talk)14:16, 31 October 2014

Does userCan( 'read' ) work any better?

Nemo13:37, 1 November 2014

that's a title method - no title in the request.

The problem is that titlereadwhitelist gives permissions on a per-title basis (in this case to user groups) and the ajax request only cares about the user's global permissions. I could use canRead if the request included a title.

Hoggle42 (talk)09:26, 3 November 2014
 
 
 
 

{{FULLPAGENAME}} in Category Tree

Hey there!

I wanted to make a template taking some work from me adding the category tree the category pages. It looks like this:

<categorytree>{{FULLPAGENAME}}</categorytree>


Sense behind that was to just add the template without having the need to type in the whole category:xy-thing.

Do you have an idea why it doesn´t work?


Thanks and best regards!

80.110.21.14713:47, 10 September 2014

force categorytree to update when add new page.

I am invoking categorytree with the syntax {{#categorytree:Embryo|mode=pages|showcount|depth=2 etc. When I create a new page and add it to the category Embryo, categorytree will not list the new page. I can close/open the page that invoked categorytree, login again with no effect. If I look directly at the page Category:Embryo the new member page is listed immediately. The only way I can get the {{#categorytree:Embryo etc to update is to resave the page where it occurs. Same behavior if I use the tag syntax.

There must be a better way, I thought this function was dynamic. No obvious warnings of this behavior on the relevant help page or in discussions. Suggestions?

Siggiae (talk)02:53, 27 August 2014

I too would like a solution to this.

130.242.58.3607:59, 5 September 2014
 

Do not show the page you are on

Could a new attribute be implemented that would allow the current page you are on to be not shown in the list? For example, if there are 10 pages in a category and you are on one of them (it's opened), only nine pages would be shown in the list as the page you are on (that is opened) would not be shown. Sometimes it's useless to list the page you are on, if you are already on it.

Hartz (talk)17:37, 2 September 2014

The attribute could be for example: except=current.

Hartz (talk)17:41, 2 September 2014
 

How to keep CategoryTree stayed opened after clicking any category in sidebar in Vector skin?

When I am going down in one category and subcategories (depth 5-6), after loading the specified category and then hitting the "back" button on the browser , the category tree is folded again. Is there any chance the tree stays opened? Please reply ASAP... How to keep nodes expaneded even after clicking back button in browser.Any code changes to be done in Categorytree extension? It would be great to have the tree expanded to the current page after clicking any article , so that the users can get a quick impression about the location of the current article in the overall context.

Satyamcompany (talk)21:30, 25 April 2013

iam also facing same problem.., any solution??

14.140.124.6913:18, 17 December 2013

Hi, I did a small dev to offer this feature to everybody. Please refer to "CategoryTree in Sidebar stayed opened". Do not hesitate to comment :-)

Cornucopia (talk)11:48, 20 February 2014

Hi,

I can't get it to work. Is it all to just copy the JavaScript to ext.categoryTree.js ?

5.2.127.1015:04, 24 February 2014

Hi, in the version of CategoryTree I am using, it is not the file ext.categoryTree.js but the file CategoryTree.js.

Be sure you are using a similar version of CategoryTree else you may need to merge my modifications.

FYI, sometimes it does not work with recent IE due to the default compatibility mode set to a "too old" IE version (the IE "intranet mode" can also introduce such "too old" IE version). Tell me if it solves your issue. Best Regards

Cornucopia (talk)15:48, 24 February 2014

Hi, I am porting my patch to Mediawiki 1.22.2 and the related CategoryTree extension. I keep you in touch. Best regards.

Cornucopia (talk)19:37, 25 February 2014
 
 
 
 
 

Output a category tree anywhere in the skin

Edited by 2 users.
Last edit: 09:09, 6 June 2014

Hi all! I'm designing a skin, and I want to include a category tree in the footer. I'm trying to figure out the code necessary to output it, by I've been failing for hours. The problem is always the same: the tag gets parsed, but the ext.CategoryTree.js is not loaded, so the JavaScript is never run and the tree doesn't work. Below are some of my attempts, but none worked. They were all within the skin template class, which extends BaseTemplate. Thanks!

echo efCategoryTreeParserHook( 'Some category', array( 'mode' => 'all' ) );
$parser = new Parser();
echo efCategoryTreeParserHook( 'Some category', array( 'mode' => 'all' ), $parser );
$title = $this->getTitle();
$parser = new Parser();
$parserOptions = new ParserOptions();
$parserOutput = $parser->parse( '<CategoryTree mode=all>Some category</CategoryTree>', $title, $parserOptions );
echo $parserOutput->getText();
LFS (talk)22:45, 13 May 2014

CategoryTree in SideBar with HideRoot set to true

I changed the file "CategoryTreeFunctions.php" to the following:

if ( !$hideroot ) {
				$html .= $this->renderNode( $title, $depth, $wgCategoryTreeDynamicTag );
			} elseif ( $hideroot or !$wgCategoryTreeDynamicTag ) {
				$html .= $this->renderChildren( $title, $depth );
			} else {
				$uniq += 1;
				$load = 'ct-' . $uniq . '-' . mt_rand( 1, 100000 );
 
				$html .= Xml::openElement( 'script', array( 'type' => 'text/javascript', 'id' => $load ) );
				$html .= 'categoryTreeLoadChildren("' . Xml::escapeJsString( $title->getDBkey() ) . '", '
						. $this->getOptionsAsJsStructure( $depth )
						. ', document.getElementById("' . $load . '").parentNode);';
				$html .= Xml::closeElement( 'script' );
			}

I added "$hideroot or" part. Don't know if this will have unwanted side affects in regular pages, but it does fix the problem of the Categories not displaying when hideroot is set to false.

108.35.111.6812:05, 1 June 2014

Upgraded to 1.22.6 & category tree not working

I have upgraded my wiki to 1.22.6 and downloaded the latest version of CategoryTree, I get this error:

"3d6d0149] 2014-05-16 13:07:35: Fatal exception of type MWException

Notice: Uncommitted DB writes (transaction from DatabaseBase::query (MessageBlobStore::clear)). in /home/wiki_op/website/mediawiki-1.22.6/includes/db/Database.php on line 3944"

Should there be DB updates for this version?

Thanks, Ailsa

AilsaNapier (talk)13:31, 16 May 2014

initial expanded categorytree tags

Until last year the categorytree-tag was initially expanded when I used wikitext like this: <categorytree mode=pages showcount="on" >Category:Tag_extensions</categorytree> . (=>

Tag extensions(568 P)

)

Since January, the tags are displayed collapsed. But I want to show the expanded version.

Boshomi (talk)13:43, 11 January 2014

The new default to collapsed didn't satisfact my needs either. Any workaround available?

Lugusto (talk)02:34, 14 February 2014
Tag extensions(568 P)
121.15.105.7703:49, 12 May 2014
 
 

[+] Dissapear when expand

Hi I have problem with CategoryTree extension. When expand a category the [+] signal dissapear. Help please!!!

187.60.192.214:05, 30 April 2014

Custom pictograms for expanded and collapsed nodes

Hi! I searched in CategoryTreeFunctions.php and .js and .css files but failed to find where may I change what is displayed near the category name. I want to replace [+] and [-] with my own pictograms because such text signs look a little bit poorly. Thank You for any help and clues.

78.30.116.22415:26, 25 April 2014

Hi, I suggest you to have a look to my home page where I describe a solution User:Cornucopia#Tips:_Change_collapse.2Fexpand.2Fempty_images_in_the_CategoryTree. Then, simply change the png with your own images : )

Cornucopia (talk)21:38, 25 April 2014

Thanks, thats what I've been looking for, but You do not say where to put that code. Could You specify the file I need to modify? Thanks.

78.30.95.22816:25, 26 April 2014

Hi, heading title names are the wiki page names to create :-) Br

Cornucopia (talk)15:55, 27 April 2014
 
 
 

Reasonable Expectation for $wgCategoryTreeCategoryPageOptions

Here's my setup:

Product Version
MediaWiki 1.20.3 (r264)
PHP 5.3.3 (apache2handler)
MySQL 5.1.67

I was trying to get Pages under a Subcategory to display in a Categories view. I tried the following in LocalSettings.php:

$wgCategoryTreeCategoryPageOptions['mode'] = CT_MODE_ALL;
$wgCategoryTreeSpecialPageOptions['mode'] = CT_MODE_ALL;

and

 
$wgCategoryTreeCategoryPageOptions['mode'] = 'all';                                                                                       
$wgCategoryTreeSpecialPageOptions['mode'] = 'all';

but these had no effect.

It took going into extensions/CategoryTree/CategoryTree.php and changing NULL to CT_MODE_ALL:

$wgCategoryTreeDefaultOptions['mode'] = CT_MODE_ALL; # will be set to $wgCategoryTreeDefaultMode in efCategoryTree(); compatibility quirk
...
$wgCategoryTreeCategoryPageOptions['mode'] = CT_MODE_ALL; # will be set to $wgCategoryTreeDefaultMode in efCategoryTree(); compatibility quirk

for the behavior to change.

The documentation doesn't give any examples or make any assertions for $wgCategoryTreeCategoryPageOptions['mode'],

options to use on category pages

Has anyone else had any success with $wgCategoryTreeCategoryPageOptions['mode'] in LocalSettings.php?

Zacharysyoung (talk)22:31, 10 January 2014

Are you adding after require_once("{$IP}/extensions/CategoryTree/CategoryTree.php");?

Ancap (talk)10:36, 21 April 2014
 

"depth" parameter not working with pages

Hello, I have only a small hierarchy and I would like that the categorytree is initially fully expanded including pages and possibly subpages. Because of this I use the "depth" parameter.

Here an example of the following hierarchy: main_category->programming_category->ada_page
main_category->programming_category->c_page
<categorytree hideroot="on" mode="pages" depth="5">main_category</categorytree>

But the cateory tree only initially shows the categories, i.e. "programming_category" The pages are not shown initially. But if I manually click on the "+" left to "programming_category" then the pages are shown.

What do I have to do to initially expand "pages/subpages"? Why is the depth parameter only relating to categories and not to pages?

I'm using a 1.19 mediawiki and the latest stable version of the categorytree extension.

Thank you.

Best regards,
Dirk

Dirk 80 (talk)09:34, 17 December 2012

+1. A configuration setting that allows you to collapse/expand subpages would be very useful!

Cavila (MW 1.19.2, MySQL 5.1.66, Php 5.3.3-7, SMW 1.8, SF 1.5.2}11:45, 3 June 2013
 

Hi,

Did you get this working?

202.67.4.11307:10, 6 December 2013
 

Set $wgCategoryTreeMaxDepth[ CT_MODE_PAGES ] = 5; in your LocalSettings.php

LFS (talk)02:18, 24 March 2014
 

memorize opened in tree categories

It became necessary to store(or memorize?) opened in tree categories and after move to another page we should open those categories. Other words - we are opening several categories in the tree, then we click several times at various articles and we should see the tree in the same form (those several categories should be still opened).

What the easiest way to do it? Big thx for help!



PS: sorry for my pure english

217.28.218.12212:22, 23 May 2012

categorytree is always dynamic, I don't think that's possible.

Nemo18:39, 28 September 2012

Hi, I did a small dev to offer this feature to everybody. Please refer to "CategoryTree in Sidebar stayed opened". Do not hesitate to comment :-)

Cornucopia (talk)08:37, 21 February 2014
 
 

categorytree not working in templates

I am trying to use category tree in a template and it's not working. If I use this version:

I get nothing (nothing is displayed on the page).

If I use this version:

Category Extension talk:CategoryTree/categorytree not working in templates not found

I get an italic line that says "Category XXXX not found".

If, however, I hard code the subpage name in the template (which defeats the purpose of the template) it works fine.

Here's the template in its entirety:

Category Extension talk:CategoryTree/categorytree not working in templates not found
66.178.130.20915:52, 25 January 2014

Sorry, it won't let me edit the above to fix the formatting issues.

66.178.130.20916:38, 25 January 2014

Interesting.... Apparently restarting apache is not enough to get categories to show up in a template. My LAMP server reboots early Sunday AM (this morning) and now the categories show up correctly. I have no idea why a reboot might be necessary, but before the reboot I'd get a "Category XXX not found" and now I get the category tree.

66.178.130.20916:16, 26 January 2014
 
 
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