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I haven't used categories before so maybe I'm looking at this the wrong way.

I currently have a category group named products with the following structure:

Featured
Fruit
----Apple
----Banana
Veg
----Turnip

I know I can do the following to show just the subcategories of fruit:

for cat in craft.categories.group('productCategories').descendantOf("fruit ID")

But how do I get the "fruit ID" when I'm on the on the fruit page?

 craft.categories.relatedTo(entry)

returns all the categories in products but I want just the current category.

Any help greatly appreciated!

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    I hate to be "that guy", but technically a tomato is a fruit. ;) – Brad Bell Aug 14 '15 at 16:05
  • the craft page on categories is a great way to learn some other elements of categories you might need for success. buildwithcraft.com/docs/categories – Matteo Aug 20 '15 at 18:37
  • @BradBell for president – Anna_MediaGirl Sep 30 '15 at 4:35
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I take it you are on the category template as defined in admin/settings/categories/:id.

You should have a model representation of the category assigned to category in the template, so you should be able to get the current category id by simply doing {{ category.id }} in the template.

Your code could look like:

for cat in craft.categories.group('productCategories').descendantOf(category.id)

  • Great, that's the issue, as I said I haven't used categories before so I thought I could use the entry variable but this makes sense as it's a category not an entry! – Mark Gifford Aug 14 '15 at 13:39
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When you are on a category page you can simply use the category variable just like you would use the entry variable...

{{ category.id }}

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