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Category description not shown when no events 1 year 1 month ago #34722

  • Ing Christian Galko
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Hello,
I added a category description (image +text)
when I select just this category in the filter, the description is shown
But when there are no events in this category actually, the description is not displayed also.

Is there any way to configure this or which php file would have to be modified?
thanks,

Category description not shown when no events 1 year 1 month ago #34728

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Hi Christian,

i fear this is more then just modifying one line. The category description is taken out of the events.. You would need to insert a query etc.

If you really want to do that you have to make a template override for components/com_matukio/views/eventlist/tmpl/bootstrap3.php and in there search for COM_MATUKIO_NO_EVENTS_FOUND

After that line you have to query the database (#__categories table) for the description etc.

Yves

Category description not shown when no events 10 months 3 weeks ago #35217

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I need this same feature as my client wants to use the categories as course overview descriptions, and then list all the event/time slots that course is offered.

I'll see if I can figure out how to do it from your suggestion.

Category description not shown when no events 10 months 3 weeks ago #35218

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I can't figure out how to grab the current category in order to get the correct description. Any help here would be appreciated.

AHA! I got it sorted out. I moved the whole if empty block above the bootstrap nav block so the pagination would be at the bottom, then in place of the COM_MATUKIO_NO_EVENTS_FOUND line I put this block:

$db = JFactory::getDBO();
$db->setQuery("SELECT description FROM #__categories WHERE id = ".$this->catid." LIMIT 1;");
$eventcatDesc = $db->loadResult();
echo $eventcatDesc;
echo JText::_("COM_MATUKIO_NO_EVENTS_FOUND");

Category description not shown when no events 10 months 3 weeks ago #35226

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Yep, looks fine :-)

But check if you have an id, it could be also that on the home page you have no events. ;)

E.g. if ($this->catid) ..

Yves

Category description not shown when no events 10 months 3 weeks ago #35230

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I'm a bit of a hack when it comes to this. I can't believe I actually got this part to work at all honestly. If I get time, I'll try to add the if/then statement to it, but feel free to post something in here that you know will work :)

I wish I'd had time to talk to you at JWC, I have lots of questions about Matukio but I don't really want to flood the forums with them :)
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