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Categorisation for Umbraco

The Categorisation package contains the functionality that allows you to categorise content with your own bespoke and hierarchical categories.

The package adds a new "Categories" tree in Settings section where categories can be managed.



  • New: Categories section in the Umbraco back-end.


  • Dropped support for Umbraco 4.x
  • New: Extension methods for using Categorisation data in MVC views


  • Fixed: Fixed issue where categorisation service route breaks MVC form routes for Contour.


  • FixedCategory Selection data type causes page edit to throw exception.


  • New: Categories can be moved in the category tree
  • Improved: XSLT extensions now include ID in returned XML
  • Improved: Category names and descriptions can be multilingual using dictionary items
  • Improved: JSON returned in data service now includes category ID and localized data
  • General bug fixes


  • New: Category Picker data type. Select a single category.
  • New: Categories.FindCategoryByName() method returns collection of categories with specified name.
  • Improved: Category Selection data type pre-value editor now has picker instead of free text root category setting.
  • Fixed: Setting root category for Category Selection data type may not effect tree view when editing a page.


  • Compatibility issues with Umbraco versions prior to v4.10




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Package Compatibility

This package is compatible with the following versions as reported by community members who have downloaded this package:
Untested or doesn't work on Umbraco Cloud
Version 8.18.x (untested)

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Package Information

  • Package owner: Auros
  • Contributors: James Patterson
  • Created: 21/11/2012
  • Current version 2.5.0
  • License MIT
  • Downloads on Our: 6.1K

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