Joomla 1.5 – Nested Category Issues

The things clients make you go through … We have been working on a rush magazine job using Joomla ( , and all was fine until the client brought out their “Mind Map” ( essentially a representation of the information architecture for their site. And like no other, they had 3 and 4 levels of content that had to be incorporated into the site.

Well WordPress, and Drupal were not options at this ti

Wow, I know Joomla 1.5 has only sections and categories, 2 levels, and you would need to move to Joomla 1.6. However on installing the simplest component, an RSS feed generator, the site breaks apart. Verdict – no Joomla 1.6, its not ready for prime time

After going through K2 and another content creation kit (CCK), I was ready to give up, until it seemed that jSeblod CCK ( would try to fit the bill. I was led down this alley because they had a Joomla patch for sub-categories, but was discountinued.

Well my team and I are going to thresh this out over the next few days and see if it will meet our needs, at least there is a dim light at the end of the tunnel

Joomla 1.6, the jury is out, but it will be at least 1 year, 2012 when we dare touch it with a long pole …


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