You can display any data of the category that the article belongs to.

To simply show the name of the category:

{article title="Lions"}[category]{/article}

But you can get more specific! All category data can be entered with the category: prefix.

For example, [category:id] will output the ID of the category, while [category:alias] will output the alias.

With the Pro version of Articles Anywhere, you can also output the [category:url], and automatically link to the category page with:

[category:link][category][/category:link]

Parent Category PRO J4 NEW

The same exact data can also be output for the Parent Category of an article, by using [parent-category] instead of [category].

For example:

[parent-category:link][parent-category:alias][/parent-category:link]

List of Data Tags

Check out below the Full List of Data Types available for every category data at your disposal.

SyntaxExampleDescription
category or category:title Fruit The title of the category.
category:id or catid 4 The ID of the category.
category:alias fruit The alias of the category.
category:description This category includes fruit. The description text of the category.
category:ordering 7 The ordering position of the category in the "Category" manager.
category:image PRO The image of the category. See the Images section for a full explanation and more details.
category:url PRO /fruit/ The URL to the category (you can also use category:sefurl in special cases).
[category:link]...[/category:link] PRO Fruit Opening and closing tag to add a link to the category (wraps the content with an a href tag).
category:is-published true A true/false value based on whether the category is published or not.
category:has-access true A true/false value based on whether the visitor/logged-in user has access to the category.
category:language
category:metadesc
category:metakey
etc.
... Any other category data. It must match the name of the columns available in the database.
category:meta-robots
category:meta-author
etc.
... Any attribute related to the Meta Data. It must match the attribute name in the metadata database column and must be prefixed with meta-
category:category_layout
category:image_alt
etc.
... Any attribute related to "Options" tab. It must match the attribute name in the params database column (you can replace the underscores with dashes).

The same exact data can also be output for the Parent Category of an article, by using parent-category instead of category.

Category Layout J4 NEW

By default, Articles Anywhere will output the Category name as plain text.

However, you can decide to show it in the same style used in the full article view, by outputting it through its respective layout:

[category layout="true"]
[parent-category layout="true"]

This would output the Category and Parent Category through their respective default layouts, which are located at these paths:

/layouts/joomla/content/info_block/category.php
/layouts/joomla/content/info_block/parent_category.php

Alternatively, in the data tag you are also able to override the default layout with a different one.

You can use the default layouts listed above as your starting base, copy the file to templates/[my template]/html/layouts/joomla/content/info_block/my-category-layout.php, and edit the code to meet your needs.

Now, in the data tag, you can set to use the alternative layout by inserting the path to your file starting from the layouts folder of your template. The subdirectories must be separated with dots:

[category layout="joomla.content.info_block.my-category-layout"]
[parent_category layout="joomla.content.info_block.my-category-layout"]