All add-ons currently require PHP 7.4 or greater.

On July 4th 2024 PHP 8.2 will be the new minimum requirement for all add-ons. Expect any add-on released after that date to require 8.2 or greater. Some releases may not immediately take advantage of 8.x specific features in PHP, which means you might, be able to continue using new releases in PHP 7.4, however, if you experience an error the first thing you should do is update to PHP 8.2 then create a support ticket if the error persists.

Publisher does not support the Fluid field type. Please do not contact asking when support will be available.

If you purchased an add-on from, be sure to visit to add the license to your account here on

Ticket: Filter category url

Status Resolved
Add-on / Version Publisher
Severity Critical
EE Version 24


May 15, 2013


I’m using publisher with structure and freebie in my website. I’m new on using publisher. I have a problem with the categories. The translation of the categories is working, but when i want to filter on the categorie in the url.  On the default language it’s working just fine, but when i switch the language to “EN” it’s not working. The problem is that i don’t get a category id for my segment. I know i do something wrong, but can’t figure out what i do wrong. 
I use freebie to ignor al segments after ‘nieuws’ and ‘news’. On the default language site is ‘{exp:freebie:category_id segment='2'}’ a number but on the other language it’s empty. Is there a solution for this?

The link to the website is: (this one works fine) (this one does not work)
My template code is:

{exp:freebie:category_id segment="2"} 
{exp:channel:entries channel="nieuws" category="{exp:freebie:category_id segment='2'}" dynamic="no" parse="inward"}
     {if count == 1 OR count == 2}
      <article class="article">
       <header class="article-header">
        <h3 class="section-heading nieuws-title">{title}</h3>
<p>        <span class="article-meta">Geplaatst op {entry_date format="%d %F %Y"} in <br />
         <a href="#">{categories} {category_name} {/categories}</a><br />
        </span>      <br />
       </header><br />
       {exp:channel_images:images entry_id="{entry_id}" limit="1"}<br />
        </p><figure class="side-article-photo pull-right">
         <img src="{image:url:medium}" width="{image:width:medium}" height="{image:height:medium}" alt="{image:title}"> 
<p>       {/exp:channel_images:images}<br />
      </p><div class="article-content pull-left">
<p>        </p><p>{nieuws_intro}</p>
<p>        <a href="{site_url}/nieuws/{categories}{category_url_title}/{/categories}{url_title}" class="article-button-more">{phrase:lees_verder}</a>    <br />
</div><p>{!-- end .article-content --}<br />
</article><p>{!-- end .article --}<br />
     {if:elseif count == 3}<br />
      </p><section class="dates-list">
<p>      </p><h5>{phrase:meer_nieuws}</h5>
<p>      </p><ul>
         <span class="dates-list-date">{entry_date format="%d-%m-%Y"}</span>
         <span class="dates-list-ref">
          <a href="{site_url}nieuws/{categories}{category_url_title}{/categories}/{url_title}">{title}</a>
     {if:elseif count == total_results}
         <span class="dates-list-date">{entry_date format="%d-%m-%Y"}</span>
         <span class="dates-list-ref">
          <a href="{site_url}nieuws/{categories}{category_url_title}{/categories}/{url_title}">{title}</a>
<p>      </p>
</section><p>{!-- end .dates-list --}<br />
     {if:else}<br />
<p>         <span class="dates-list-date">{entry_date format="%d-%m-%Y"}</span><br />
         <span class="dates-list-ref"><br />
          <a href="{site_url}nieuws/{categories}{category_url_title}{/categories}/{url_title}">{title}</a><br />
         </span><br />

<p>     {/if}<br />



BoldMinded (Brian)

I’m not sure freebie will work with translated URLs. Have you tried using the {publisher:segment_X} variables instead?



Yes, i have tried that, but i don’t get a id back.


BoldMinded (Brian)

Sorry, I responded too quickly last time and realize what you’re looking for. I think I can get it to create {publisher:segment_X_category_id} variables fairly easily. I’ll try to have a new build to you by Monday.


BoldMinded (Brian)

Esther, instead of adding this to Publisher, I added it to URL Helper instead, which part of it mimics Low Seg 2 Cat. Try it out: The {segment_X_category_id} variable should give you the cat_id even if its a translated category.


BoldMinded (Brian)

I’m going to mark this resolved b/c the URL Helper extension should provide what you’re looking for now.

Login to reply