July 4, 2010 at 5:49 pm #1453
Hi Ivy and Amin,
I want to start by saying thanks for the great code and awesome support. You guys are doing a great job and have a fantastic product. I do have a couple of feature ideas to share….and please understand that these are not complaints in any way….just a couple of thoughts.
Thought 1: Sub-categories
It would be absolutely fantastic if we had the ability to create sub-categories in addition to having just one parent category for each type of product. So if I were selling gaming dice, for example….I might have a parent category called “Dice” with sub-categories for “Opaque Dice”, Translucent Dice”, etc. The reason this is important for my particular case is that I am about to carry PDFs from multiple vendors who represent several different game genres. As the site grows. the number of vendors will probably be pretty significant so being able to create sub-categories will be a huge help.
Thought 2: Sidebar Categories
Amin created a great little short code, [wp_eStore_list_categories] that enables me to have a categories list in a sidebar widget. This works like a champ! It would be neat, however, if we could use some exclusions for categories. So for example, on my wife’s site we sell carving patterns and jewelry. right now I have a side bar widget called “Patterns”….and all the pattern categories get listed there. But I would like to have only carving patterns show up there. I would like to create a separate sidebar widget for Jewelry and have the different jewelry categories listed there.
Going back to Thought 1…the ability to have sub-categories and a short code like [wp_eStore_list_categories] that would display the categories AND sub-categories would solve the issue completely because I could then just have a “Products” category sidebar widget and all categories and sub-categories would be represented.
Thought 3: One Product Multiple Categories
Lastly, we have a few products that fit into more than one category. For example we have Crystal Miniature Dice and Pearlized Miniature Dice…both have their own categories but both also fall under “Miniature Dice”. Being able to share categories would create greater exposure for the range of products being offered.
I am very happy with WP eStore and think your support is top notch…I just wanted to share a few features that might really help a lot of people.
JackJuly 7, 2010 at 2:11 am #22215
Any feedback on these?
JackJuly 8, 2010 at 12:27 am #22216amin007Participant
eStore was originally designed to sell digital products from your blog and most blog owners would usually have 1-50 products to sell. Robust product category management have never been a big issue with such a small number of product inventory. So it didn’t get high priority. Anyway, I do have plans to add in a more robust category management option to eStore in the future.July 8, 2010 at 1:05 am #22217
That would be awesome! Thanks for the great code and all the hard work.
JackOctober 20, 2010 at 2:57 am #22218JackAubreyMember
Agreed — subcategories would be very nice, along with say, a category widget which would let you browse the nested categories…
Just my $.02
-JAOctober 21, 2010 at 12:22 am #22219amin007Participant
I have added the multiple category per product in the plugin. I will look into Sub-categories later.January 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm #22220pgauvinMember
Do you know when sub-categories will be added?
SandraJanuary 27, 2011 at 8:00 pm #22221spiritualsubliminalsMember
Hi Amin, I too would like subcategories. Cheers.May 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm #22222headmonkMember
Would love to have subcategories. I have over 4000 products and need this feature.
thanks!March 10, 2013 at 11:02 am #22223mwsmediaMember
Adding another vote for subcategories — very surprised to see that categories in WP eStore aren’t hierarchical.
It’s confusing, to boot, since it goes against the WordPress standard. If you don’t intend to make nesting categories, perhaps call them tags? That would at least fit with the WordPress taxonomy standards.
But seriously… make categories behave like categories, please!March 10, 2013 at 10:59 pm #22224wpCommerceModerator
Hi, You could try using Option 2 of product categorization:
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