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Low Seg2Cat

Compatibility: EE1, EE2
Latest release: 2.8.0 (released 2013-05-12)
Licensing: CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

Working with categories? Then you need Low Seg2Cat. This extension will give you information about categories present in the URI, in the form of early parsed global variables. No more PHP in your templates just to retrieve a category ID, no more awkward category keyword identifier in your URIs, all the category info you need comes straight from your segments. Oh, and it’s free.

What the community thinks of Low Seg2Cat

I like that all three of us [Lea Alcantara, Emily Lewis and Ryan Masuga] are like “Seg2Cat!!”

Lea Alcantara, lealea.net

Low Seg2Cat is worth its weight in gold, and should be included with EE by default.

Andy Harris

Extremely elegant and greatly simplifies what should be simple in the first place, a must have if working with categories.

Christopher Healey

Massive shout out to @low for his seg2cat extension.

Leevi Graham, Newism

If you’re developing anything remotely ‘blog’ oriented, this is essential. Developing anything with category involvement, this is essential. Developing anything else, there’s probably some time saved anyway.

Paul Bridgestock, 3Easy

OMG I can’t live without it now.

AJ Penninga