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Create a custom symlink item in the menu

Create a custom symlink item in the menu

hi,

 

For simplicity's sake, let's say this is what our tree structure looks like:

 

mywebshop.com

  • men
    • fancy shoes
    • men's sneakers
    • spare laces for men
  • women
    • high heels
    • women's sneakers
    • spare laces for women (exactly the same products as in 'spare laces for men')

 

We would like to manage our 'spare laces' products in just one subcategory, and have a menu item linking to that same content in the 'men' section , and in the 'women' section.

 

What would be the cleanest way to achieve this? Is there some way to add a 'symlink' in the subcategories, that shows a subcategory item that you can point to whatever URL you want?

 

Kindest regards,

 

Staf

3 REPLIES

Re: Create a custom symlink item in the menu

Hi @staf_bruyninckx,

 

All the products you'll add to those categories will be selected by hand or you can define a criteria (or attribute) where all the products with that attribute should be into that category?

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Re: Create a custom symlink item in the menu

hi @Damian Culotta

 

The products in this category will be selected by hand, it would be nearly impossible to filter them out based on attribute. In fact, we already have a quite large amount of products in the category. 

 

kind regards,

 

Maarten

Re: Create a custom symlink item in the menu

Hi @staf_bruyninckx,

 

In that case, I guess, the best approach should be an observer for the admin.

The observer could listen only for that category and when products are changed you should check both lists and pair the lists.

If not a cronjob could work (but you'll get a small window of time when some products will be missing in one of those categories).

 

(my 2 cents)

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