Magento Create Category Method

Ideal to drop into a helper, this is a simplified create category method.

You need to specify the name, store_id and parent category id and can optionally set to active, anchor and change the display mode if you wish.

public function createCategory($name, $store_id, $parent_id, $active = 0, $anchor = 0, $display_mode='PRODUCTS') {
        $parent = Mage::getModel('catalog/category')->load($parent_id);
        if($parent->getId() != $parent_id){
            Mage::helper('exception')->except('Failed to load parent category', 'Fatal');
        $category = Mage::getModel('catalog/category');
        /* @var $category Mage_Catalog_Model_Category */
        return $category;

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