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Old 02-03-2021, 05:20 AM
bionuts bionuts is offline

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Default Showing only certain categories in the sidebar / adding a second categories box

Hi all,

We're in the process of upgrading our last website to 5.4.

On this site, we use two types of category: one to sort by product type and one to sort by product application. I therefore want to add a second categories sidebar to the site so that I can separate them.

Adding the custom module, etc, to display a second box in the sidebar is something that I've done on a previous site (although not to display a category list), so I think I can cover that bit. The bit I am struggling with is how I formulate the code to select which categories to display in which box.

When I did this on a previous version of X-Cart, I was able to do it by using an IF statement and looking at the $category_id (as shown here but I'm struggling with it on X-Cart 5.

Does anyone know how I can code an IF statement to select (for instance) only categories with an ID of less than 50? Or have any suggestions of a better way to achieve what I'm trying to do?

Thanks in advance.
Currently transitioning to X-Cart 5.4.x.x. Oh the joy
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