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Old 04-22-2010, 09:01 AM
 
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Hello,

I've downloaded and installed xcart on my local machine. I'm tinkering around with it to ensure it is the right product for this project.

The project requires this type of navigation structure:

Category List >
(lands on) Manufactures in Category >
(lands on) Products under particular Manufacturer & Category

So basically from the home page, you would click on a category. Which would take you to a page listing all the manufacturers in that category. Once you click on a manufacturer, you are taken to a page listing all the products that are under both that manufacturer and category.

I have not quite been able to replicate this page flow, so I'm coming here to ask if this type of system flow is possible. And if anyone can give some input of how I could replicate it on my system.
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Hi Chronos.

Thank you for taking interest in our software and welcome aboard!

The setup you are going to have can be implemented using categories in X-Cart. A product can be listed in multiple categories at the same time. So it's just a matter of creating appropriate categories tree. E.g. see Add-ons category of X-Cart Marketplace - there are "kind of add-on" categories and "By Vendor" ones.

Also, you may like categories browsing mods for X-Cart for your project:


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E.g. see Add-ons category of X-Cart Marketplace - there are "kind of add-on" categories and "By Vendor" ones.

That's exactly what I'm trying to do. Basically "Add-ons" is the Category, and it lists the vendors inside that category.

How can I replicate this navigation system on my local installation to play around with it for testing purposes?
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Hi Chronos,

> How can I replicate this navigation system on my local
> installation to play around with it for testing purposes?

Just it's just a matter of setting up categories structure in that way in your X-Cart installation.
See X-Cart knowledge base at http://help.qtmsoft.com (search for "categories" in X-Cart user manual there.

If you would like to have top categories menu you should consider using appropriate mods from X-Cart Marketplace (http://marketplace.x-cart.com) as X-Cart's Flyout menus does not support the same kind of categories menu as we have on X-Cart Marketplace now.

E.g. http://marketplace.x-cart.com/addons-modules/front-end-navigation/categories/
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Hi Chronos -

Using X-CART - I think you can use an approach as Ambal describes. But - then you have to make your manufacturers into categories, and the manufacturers would need to be subcategories of each of your root categories. If you have a lot of root categories and a lot of manufacturers - this can get cumbersome.

If you want to keep using the way xcart has designed manufacturers and categories - then the navigation you are asking about is really a filter - not a subcategory.

In you example - you navigate to a root category, then you want to filter by available manufacturer.

There are a few filtering mods you can purchase - but they might not do exactly what you are asking - you can email the vendors or ask on this forum if they can be easily modified to meet your requirement:
http://www.bcsengineering.com/store/advanced-filter-for-x-cart.html?&partner=marketplace
http://www.xcartmod.com/cart/product/power-filter.html

If you are a more hands-on - there are threads on this forum that could give you a start towards customizing for your own store:
http://forum.x-cart.com/showthread.php?t=31168&highlight=filter+manufactur er

Or - you can request quotes to add exactly what you want from QT or the Professional Services thread in this column.
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