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Various short descriptions for 1 product

Various short descriptions for 1 product

I have the following issue. My client has a regular product (let's just call it product A) in category A which is also an alternative for a different product in category Z

 

As I don't want seperate sku's I have the same product listed in category A and Z. That's easily made possible by Magento...

 

But then it get's complicated. The client would like to see a mention of Product A being an alternative, but have this mentioned only when selecting this product in category Z!

 

As I don't find that unreasonable, I was wondering, has someone encountered this before and if so, what have you done?

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Re: Various short descriptions for 1 product

as it is, I am thinking about a code like this:

 

<?php if($category->getId()==your id): ?>
            <?php echo $this->__('some nice text to have the customer understand what's what'); ?>
            <?php endif; ?>

 

I am baffled it's not possible to add this in short description directly. There's probably a simple solution but I'm not seeing it...

 

 

Re: Various short descriptions for 1 product

Getting a bit further, the idea is now to add a static block which calls upon a phtml file which contains the aforementioned code.

The static block is positioned in the right column. The block works - tested with a simple text.

 

within the static block I have written the link to the phtml:

 

{{block type='core/template' template='page/html/alt_product.phtml'}}

 

however, this results in a blank page...