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Product Categories and Sub Categories (expanded explanation)

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Product Categories and Sub Categories (expanded explanation) Britsy - please "rate" replies 4/18/12 3:38 AM
Hi Folk


However, I thought it a bit difficult for new users to understand why this is an issue. So I would like to briefly explain and give some input if I may.

Lets say you have two main products namely : Hand Guns and Rifles ( sorry Girls, I had to chose something and this was the first thing that came to mind)

OK, so in the PRODUCTS tab you create two Categories namely; HAND GUNS and RIFLES

Now you click on HAND GUNS and to the right , on the top, you click ADD PRODUCT and enter a picture of a gig ugly revolver and it's description and maybe even the price.
Cool, now you need to add a few more Hand Guns and you find it quite easy right ? Yes naturally, this website thing works quite well you say !

Next is the clicking of the Category of Rifles ( this is exciting no?) nevertheless... you add a number of these beautiful rifles to your list and proudly sit back to observe your work.

Now look at the live website ----- Back to clicking on the View button (see below)



For most of us the process was easy and we are happy with the results BUT ......  once a visitor clicks on the PRODUCTS button in your website - all your products display together

That means that all Hand Guns as well as Rifles are shown.

This is not bad if the products are related as is the case here ------ BUT... what if they actually do not really belong together ????


Example

Product 1 is a range of skin care ointments

Product 2 is a range of tractor engine parts

Product 3 is a range of children's books

etc....

I know, I know ... the example is extreme but it proves the point !
So, if you get into such a position, just follow the easy steps at the link above and see if that will help you.

i did the same... I hid my original Products page from the menu and created a new one where i put the main products in a list and a hyperlink from the items to a new page that contains the group of products that belong to each other.

It is not so good looking (yet) buy you may see what I did if you go to the Products page here: www.pabx-south-africa.co.za/Products

Please feel free to post any questions on this and help will come flying to you !

Britsy

Re: Product Categories and Sub Categories (expanded explanation) JuanitaB 3/4/13 3:33 AM
How would you do a sub category in a sub category.  let me exp
Re: Product Categories and Sub Categories (expanded explanation) JuanitaB 3/4/13 3:35 AM
How would you do a sub category in a sub category.  let me explain.  I sell stationery I have printers then i want to have the brand of printers say epson hp canon etc and then I want to have the types of printers such as lazer ink jet etc and then i want to have the different types of printers that you buy.  hope you can help
Re: Product Categories and Sub Categories (expanded explanation) Mister M0 3/5/13 1:22 AM
Hi JuanitaB

It is not possible to assign sub categories to your products. However in your case you could dedicate one page for all printer related items and list the sub categories by brand, type and hyperlink it to its own specific page as shown below.


It would be better to also include as much information about the printer e.g( type and brand) in your product descriptio
n. Refer to this post for more information.