So i'm trying to output blog entries related to a category.

  1. I first created a category group ('categories')
  2. I added several categories to the group ('innovation', 'teams', etc)
  3. I added a category field to my blog post matrix field (post.category)
  4. On my blog index page (example.com/blog) I have excerpts of posts and a sidebar which has the categories and their urls

     {% set categories = craft.categories.group('categories') %}
     {% for category in categories %}
     <li><a href="{{ category.url }}">{{ category.title }}</a></li>
     {% endfor %}
  5. When I click on the link it goes to the page I expect (example.com/categories/teams) and is using the template i specified for the template group (categories.html)

  6. In the template for the category I can list the title and name but I want to get the entries so I:

    <h1>{{ category.title }}</h1> <--- just this works
    {% set posts = craft.entries.relatedTo(category) %}
    {% for post in posts %}
    <p>{{ post.title }}</p>
    {% endfor %}

But this didn't work

following http://buildwithcraft.com/help/entries-related-to-category

  1. then I tried this, thinking specifying the field was necessary

    <h1>{{ category.title }}</h1> <--- again, this works
    {% set posts = craft.entries({
    section: 'blog',
    relatedTo: {
    targetElement: category,
    field: 'posts.categories'
    }) %}
    {% for post in posts %}
    <p>{{ post.title }}</p>
    {% endfor %}

and this doesn't work either.

Anyways, i'm not sure where I am going wrong and any help would be appreciated.

  • 1
    Do the relations work on your blog's index page? Try adding {{ craft.entries.relatedTo(category).first().title }} to the categories loop.
    – carlcs
    Mar 19, 2015 at 2:09
  • Could you enable devMode and tell us what happens if you {{ dump(posts) }}?
    – Paul
    Mar 19, 2015 at 7:33
  • So I realized it was the way I was referencing the categories field nested in the matrix in my templates. I tried several different combinations but no luck. Anyways, I then created a categories field (called categories) and added it to my blog entry type. Then in my individual category template (example.com/categories/innovation) I was able to reference the entries this way ` {% for entry in craft.entries.section('blog').relatedTo(category) %} `
    – tahr
    Mar 19, 2015 at 15:13
  • Great :) Can you create an answer this and mark it as correct? Jun 25, 2015 at 14:31

1 Answer 1


I should note that the relatedTo method accepts a CategoryModel, not the title of a category. What you ended up doing works, but here's the way to do with the relatedTo method, which is what I'd suggest for anyone finding this in the future:

{% for entry in craft.entries.relatedTo(craft.categories.slug('your-cat-slug')) %}

You now have all entries that are associated with the given category, and can loop through them with the usual {% for entry in entries %} technique.

TL;DR: You can't pass the category name. You have to give relatedTo an actual CategoryModel.

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