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Old December 19th, 2011, 11:47 AM
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Is it possible to do categories and sub categories like the new version of wordpress, what i mean is when you scroll over your catergory ie Blackberry then the subcategory shows up on the side and all your sub categories show ie curve, bold, touch then you can click on it for what you want. For an example i have included this site http://www.boysclothingstore.co.uk which is an affiliate shop so when you go over categories you will see what i mean.

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Old December 19th, 2011, 11:51 AM
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Yes, this is possible. You should use the Category List snippet "Template 2" for your Categories view here: The Factory > Your Store > VIEWS > WIDGETS > Categories.

Then your theme should handle the rest. If your theme is not set up to to show this "suckerfish" type menu, you'll have to implement the effect yourself. There are plenty of code snippets that can help: http://www.dynamicdrive.com/style/cs...y/category/C2/

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Old December 19th, 2011, 12:03 PM
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How do i do it that the category has no products in it and that when you click on it you get the subcategories which have all the products in
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Old December 19th, 2011, 12:13 PM
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How do i do it that the category has no products in it and that when you click on it you get the subcategories which have all the products in
To get the functionality you want, it doesn't matter if the category has products in it or not. On the example site you linked me to, I can click on the parent and the sub categories.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 12:03 PM
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Hi Eric:
I'm interested in achieving the result mentioned in the orig. post: flyout or "suckerfish" category listings as you called them.

You said to use "Template 2" in category views. But if I use T2, it simply displays a static Parent/Child listing:
---Parent
---Parent
------*Child
------*Child
---------*Child

It seems very similar to Template 1, the only difference being the increased indent in T1.
I've setup 2 cat lists in the sidebar on my site: T2 above T1 so you can see.

I looked at the "suckerfish" CSS you referenced, but I know very little about that, and it was from 2006, so I got a bit uneasy. Do I need to implement some code to make the flyout work as shown in the orig example?

Thanks for all your help, I'm still getting my feet wet!!

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Old January 19th, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Do I need to implement some code to make the flyout work as shown in the orig example?
Yes, that is correct.

The flyout/suckerfish menus simply require a hierarchical unordered list to work. If you use T1, then only part of the list is displayed. By using T2, then the full category list is displayed making it possible for these types of menus to work properly.

Some themes have this functionality built into them by default... many don't.

Dynamic Drive has some great code snippets and they are quite reputable in providing cross-browser code. They might not be the prettiest (that's what CSS is for) but they certainly get the job done.

Here are some additional links:
http://www.webdesignforums.net/threa...torials.28941/
http://htmldog.com/articles/suckerfish/dropdowns/
http://onwebdev.blogspot.com/2011/04...-tutorial.html
http://www.noupe.com/css/100-great-c...tutorials.html

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Old January 19th, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Thanks Eric!
Looks like great resources you provided.
Now all I need is some extra time to learn all this stuff ... Like about a lifetime!
But first, get the store in order & make some $$$.

Onward!

Thanks,
markz
 


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