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Old April 27th, 2011, 11:11 PM
wccoder wccoder is offline
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Default Sub-categories and datafeedr_tag

Store ID: 30226

Hey there,

I'm trying to create a sub-nav, which will contain only child categories of the current category.

I've created a custom view called "SubCategory List" which contains the following code :

[category.list before='<ul class="secondary-nav">' after='</ul>']
  [category.if active='parent']
    [category.repeat id='dfchild']
I've tried other variations checking for active='child', active='self' and no dice.

On the WP side, the function I'm using is:

function get_sub_categories()
	echo str_replace(array('<div>', '</div>'),
									 array('', ''),
									 datafeedr_tag('SubCategory List?c=%ci'));
I'm unable to retrieve just the sub-categories of the currently active category. I was able to get a top-level category menu and apply a CSS class to the currently-active category with only a small issue (mainly there is no [category.else] - I needed to use active='no' for this case.)

Thanks for making Datafeedr so hackable.

Old April 28th, 2011, 09:16 AM
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Eric Eric is offline
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Here's how that can be done:

1. Create a Custom View with the following settings:

2. Add a Category List module to that view.

3. Add the following code to the Category List module:
HTML Code:
[category.list before='<ul>' after='</ul>']
  <a href="[]" title="[]">[]</a>
4. Configure the Category List module like this:

5. Create a new Widget View.

6. Add a Text module to your new Widget View.

7. Add the following code to the Text module template area:

PHP Code:
if ($category->id) {
$subcats datafeedr_tag('subcats?c=%ci');
    if (
strlen($subcats) > 170) {
'<h3>'datafeedr()->category_name($category->id) . '</h3>';
8. Update your store's settings

9. Add the new widget to your sidebar.

If you just want to add the code manually to your sidebar, add the code from step 7 to your template file.

Old April 28th, 2011, 11:44 AM
wccoder wccoder is offline
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 4

That did exactly what I needed - I wasn't aware of the Category List settings panel - thanks for your quick response and such a great product!

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