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Help creating an extra category system for campaigns

Help creating an extra category system for campaigns

I need to create an extra category system with his own pages on Magento CE. I know each product in Magento can have its own category,  however I need a "custom" category, that allows my products to belong to another category, with which I want to be able to create a page. For example:


Category 1: p1, p2, pn

Category 2: p3, p4, pm

Custom category / Campaign: This one can contain p1, p3, p4. So it contains products from different categories


What I want is to be able to create this category so that I can CREATE the "campaign" page and that it contains p1, p3, p4. So every new custom category can have its own page.


Any help is much appreciated!




Re: Help creating an extra category system for campaigns

Hi josehf35,


I would make the campaign setup as follow.


Create a new category under the main category-system, that you have already built. (Using function add subcategory button).

In the new campaign category, I would choose to this:

Make active = Yes

Show in Menu = No


This way you campagin category would function like a placeholder for the products specified in this campaign, and customers would not be able to navigate your shop and find the category, unless the have a direct link from ex. newsletter.


The place all campaign products in this new category and the build a new CMS page (choose your design layout) and place this code:

{{block type="catalog/product_list" category_id="xxx" template="catalog/product/featured.phtml"}} 

Change the "xxx" with your campaign category ID.

Find the ID by hovering the category og simple clicking the category in admin, the url shows the category ID then.


Let me know if this helps Smiley Happy



-- Best regards --
Kent Christiansen | Magento Certified Solution Specialist