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Ordering Products - Different Categories

Hi there,

I have a region with lots of products created via a List/Detail set up. For these products there is a set of Categories so that I can divide the products into different areas

See example here -

The client has asked a question about ordering products within different categories. To give you an example if the client uploads a product and assigns it two different categories, but wants the product to be at the top of one category and at the bottom of another category.

Is that possible? If there was no categories it would be no problem as it would have been a simple re-order process.

If anyone has any ideas or experience about doing this it would be greatly appreciated

Thanks Barry

Fishtank Creative

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  • 5 years ago
Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

Nothing immediately comes to mind, but I'll have a think about it.

Thanks Drew.

I've been searching my brain with this all day. Struggling!

I was thinking of having a select field for each category in the product template and order it by that.

But the only drawback is if you change the order of one product you have to change the order of them all.

Maybe using the dataselect field type would be an option?

Or maybe we could pass a template somehow into a category template so we could custom order the products from within the category template

Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

I think the main struggle is coming up with a scheme that has a useable interface for the content editor.

Something like the Navigation Groups functionality would be perfect. Were you would create a group then go into your multi item region and for each product item pick which group they belong too.

The screenshots below is the clients current CMS (Springboard CMS) They have a button on their products page saying "Change Item Order" within a particular category

Then another window pops up where you then re-order a particular set of products.

You could call it category groups.

Have you had anymore thoughts on this? Could it be an option for future releases?

Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

It's something we might look at if there was significant demand. At the moment it sounds a little bit too specific to warrant the investment.