November 10, 2010 at 5:11 am #2200
Tried to search for this on the forum, but is there such a thing as Product Tags in estore? So that a customer could search according to them?
-JANovember 10, 2010 at 5:30 am #26350amin007Participant
Nope, eStore do not have tags. When people use it as a full blown store they will make an individual post or page for each product. The tags on those posts or pages will work nicely as product tags. I try to not to add functionality that WordPress already has (it helps keep the plugin lightweight).November 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm #26351
Hmmm, that makes sense. So I guess to get this functionality with existing wordpress features, I would have to create special tags for all of the product pages in my store and (by category or brand or something) and then use those tags to allow customers to search for them that way.
The only problem I see here is that it would be hard to distinguish between things like blog posts or regular non-product pages and those for products.
I was just sort of wondering if, on a particular product page, it would be possible to create something like “See other products like this” where I could have a display of similar products — I’m not sure entirely how I would build this and it’s definitely not a major priority for me, but it seemed worth exploring. Something like a more basic version of the “if you like this, then you may also like…” that’s so common on ecommerce sites these days….
-JANovember 11, 2010 at 1:11 am #26352amin007Participant
I wan to add a functionality where you can show a similar products section. I haven’t thought about the full details on how I am going to do this but it might involve adding product tags.November 11, 2010 at 2:21 am #26353
Okay, sounds good. Again, not a major priority for me but probably something worth figuring out for the long haul. If I can be any help don’t hesitate to let me know — i.e., feedback, etc…
-JANovember 30, 2010 at 10:52 pm #26354JayFlayMember
Hi Admin…I wanted to raise my hand in support of “product tags” as an enhancement. On my photography site I am integrating eStore to, amongst other things, sell shots of kids playing team sports. It would be nice for a parent to easily search 700-800 shots for pictures of their children using a drop-down list of tags. Thanks!September 28, 2013 at 6:30 pm #26355tewright13Member
This would be a very useful feature. I currently have categories set up for my online greeting card store. But you can only use the native search widget to bring up the names of the cards. I’d like my customers to be able to use that same search box to enter anything that would have to do with the card description, i.e. “Christmas” “Birthday” “Flower”… this could be an add-on.
Thanks for the plugin, by the way! It’s pretty awesome.September 28, 2013 at 11:15 pm #26356adminKeymaster
We have a shortcode that you can use to allow your users to search eStore products. Please check the product search shortcodes in the eStore extra shortcodes addon:
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