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catfn templating functions get content by category (tag, label). For example, you can retrieve all pages tagged with travel. Categories are typically rendered as links on the website. They help the visitor discover related interesting content.

Accessing categorized content

Categories of a node

Return all category Nodes linked to the given node.

Method signature

List<Node> getCategories(Node node)

List<Node> getCategories(Node node, String propertyName)

Arguments

node

required

The node whose categories you want to get.

propertyName

optional

Returns

List<Node>

A list of category node items.

Usage

catfn.getCategories(node, propertyName)

This page belongs to the categories: 
[#assign allCategories = catfn.getCategories(cmsfn.asJCRNode(content))]
[#list cmsfn.asContentMapList(allCategories) as cat ]
  ${cat.name}, 
[/#list]

Related categories

Get all pages with categories related to the given category. Related categories are referenced in the Categories app.

Method signature

Collection<Node> getRelatedCategories(String name)

Arguments

name

required

The category name

Returns

Collection<Node>

A collection of Node items marked with related categories.

Usage

catfn.getRelatedCategories(name)

[#assign myCategory = "biochemistry"]
[#assign relatedCategories = catfn.getRelatedCategories(myCategory)!]
[#if relatedCategories?? &amp;&amp; relatedCategories?size>0]
  ${myCategory} has the following related categories:<br/>
  [#list relatedCategories as cat ]
     ${cat.name}
     [#if cat_has_next], [/#if]
   [/#list]
[#else]
  ${myCategory} has no related categories
[/#if]

Content for given category

Gets a collection of content node items for a given category.

This function returns content only from the website workspace. It does not work with other workspaces. If you need to get categorized content from another workspace, write a custom model. See RelatedToursModel as an example.

Method signature

Collection<Node> getContentByCategory(Node node, String name)

Arguments

node

required

The root node under which you want to look for content, such as the root page of a site.

name

required

Category name.

Returns

Collection<Node>

A collection of node items assigned the given category.

Usage

catfn.getContentByCategory(node, name)

Aggregating content for a certain category which is applied to page nodes (start node is root node)<br/>
The following pages are tagged with category "sports":
[#assign rootPage = cmsfn.asJCRNode(cmsfn.root(content, "mgnl:page"))!]
[#assign sportsContent = catfn.getContentByCategory(rootPage, "sports")]
[#if sportsContent??]
    [#list sportsContent as catNode ]
        [#if catNode.isNodeType("mgnl:page")]
            [#assign link=cmsfn.link(catNode)]
            [#assign title=cmsfn.asContentMap(catNode).title!catNode.getName()]
            <a href="${link}">${title}</a><br/>
        [/#if]
    [/#list]
[/#if]

Nodes by category identifier

Performs a JCR query call in the website workspace to get all Nodes with a given category identifier under a specified page path. The method doesn't filter for a certain node type. If required you have to filter for node types when iterating over the list.

Method signature

Collection<Node> getContentByCategoryIdentifier(String sitePath, String identifier)

Arguments

sitePath

required

Page path.

identifier

required

Category identifier.

Returns

Collection<Node>

A collection of node items for the given category identifier and path.

Usage

catfn.getContentByCategoryIdentifier(sitePath, identifier)

[#assign frisbeeCatUuid = "32708be2-6c62-4cca-8eb5-d95e9261011f"]
[#assign categorizedNodes = catfn.getContentByCategoryIdentifier("/", frisbeeCatUuid)]
[#if categorizedNodes?? &amp;&amp; categorizedNodes?size>0]
Our website contains some pages about "frisbee":<br/>
[#list categorizedNodes as node ]
    [#if node.isNodeType("mgnl:page")]
        [#assign contentMap = cmsfn.asContentMap(node)]
        ${contentMap.title!node.getName()}<br/>
    [/#if]
[/#list]
[#else]
No pages found related to the category with the uuid "${frisbeeCatUuid}"
[/#if]

Category workspace

Gets the name of the category workspace. When using a search method where you have to provide the workspace name use this function instead of using a hardcoded literal.

Method signature

String getCategorizationRepository()

 Returns

String

Usage

catfn.getCategorizationRepository()

[#assign myCatNode = cmsfn.nodeByPath("/all/sports/frisbee", catfn.getCategorizationRepository())!]

Category node by name

Get the Node representing the category defined by categoryName.

Method signature

Node getCategoryNodeByName(final String categoryName)

Arguments

categoryName

required

 The category name

Returns

Node

Usage

catfn.getCategoryNodeByName(categoryName)

[#assign frisbeeNode = catfn.getCategoryNodeByName("frisbee")!]
[#if frisbeeNode??]The node was created by ${cmsfn.metaData(cmsfn.asContentMap(frisbeeNode), "mgnl:createdBy")!"Mr. X"}[/#if]

 

Creates a link to the category overview page. The categoryName is added to the URL as a selector.

Method signature

String getCategoryLink(Node categoryOverviewPage, String categoryName)

Arguments

categoryOverviewPage

required

Category overview page as a Node. Use getCategoryOverviewPage() to find the page.

categoryName

required

Returns

String

Returns a link (as String) to the category overview page for the selected category.

Example return value:

/magnoliaAuthor/category-overview~travel~.html

Usage

catfn.getCategoryLink(categoryOverviewPage, categoryName)

[#assign rootPage = cmsfn.root(content, "mgnl:page")! ]
[#assign searchRoot = cmsfn.asJCRNode(rootPage)! ]
[#assign catOverviewPage = catfn.getCategoryOverviewPage(searchRoot)! ]

<a href="${catfn.getCategoryLink(catOverviewPage, "travel")!}">Travel</a>

Get the category overview page

Gets the category overview page as a Node. Category overview is a special page template that helps visitors discover related content. A visitor typically arrives to the page after clicking a category link. The page shows what other content is tagged with the same category.

The Category Overview page definition includes the properties type=feature and subtype=categoryOverview. The getCategoryOverviewPage function searches for a page that has these properties.

You can limit the search to a specific site or branch by passing the root page node in the searchRoot argument. 

Method signature

Node getCategoryOverviewPage(Node searchRoot)

Arguments

searchRoot

required

The parent page Node.

Returns

Node

Category overview page as a Node.

Usage

catfn.getCategoryOverviewPage(searchRoot)

[#assign rootPage = cmsfn.root(content, "mgnl:page")! ]
[#assign searchRoot = cmsfn.asJCRNode(rootPage)! ]
[#assign catOverviewPageNode = catfn.getCategoryOverviewPage(searchRoot)! ]

Get a page based on template type and subtype

Gets a page based on the type and subtype of its page definition. This is a generic version of the getCategoryOverviewPage() function above. You can provide any values for the type and subtype properties. Use this function for example to find a custom category page that you have defined yourself.

You can limit the search to a specific site or branch by passing the root page node in the siteRoot argument.

Method signature

Node getContentByTemplateCategorySubCategory(Node siteRoot, String type, String subtype)

Arguments

type

required

subType

required

Value of the subType property in the page definition.

siteRoot

required

Root Node under which you want to search for the page.

Returns

Node

A node item matching the given type and subtype.

Usage

catfn.getContentByTemplateCategorySubCategory(siteRoot, type, subtype)

[#assign rootPage = cmsfn.root(content, "mgnl:page")! ]
[#assign siteRoot = cmsfn.asJCRNode(rootPage)! ]


${catfn.getContentByTemplateCategorySubCategory(siteRoot, "feature", "tutorial")!}