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When adding a Categories field to a section, if you select only child categories, Craft automatically selects the parent categories too. I emailed Craft support about this and they explained it's by design and the workaround is to use a Structure instead of Categories.

I'm unhappy with this as a workaround and was hoping their was another way to do this, either with a custom plugin or something else?

Any help much appreciated

Thanks!

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I managed to workaround this by creating my own custom fieldtype which is 99% the code from the Craft CategoriesFieldType, but with the only difference being I removed the call to craft()->categories->fillGapsInCategoryIds($categoryIds).

This works but I've yet to see if it causes any side-effects I need to worry about.

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  • FWIW, this is solved in the upcoming Craft 3 with the concept of category field branch limits. Allows you to set how far up the category tree to select (if at all).
    – Brad Bell
    Oct 2, 2017 at 18:10
  • James, would you mind throwing this modified field type on a public repo somewhere? Oct 11, 2017 at 21:49
  • @James, do you have the modified fieldtype you could post somewhere? Thanks.
    – Erik
    Aug 15, 2018 at 14:43

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