I am using Salient WP theme for a woocommerce athletics store. The store is broken down into categories by sport and each of the navigation menu items are named accordingly ie Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Football etc. Ideally, I'd like to have each of those categories set up on standard pages using their respective category shortcodes. With this method, I can set custom sliders or headers on each page that correlates to their respective sport. So on the tennis page for example, I'd have a header or slider with tennis imagery and the products below it. The problem that I'm having with this structure is that the shortcode doesnt call the woocommerce filters widget. So for example, I can have a page with the category shortcode "tennis" and I can get all of the tennis products, but without the pricing filter or color filter etc.
The other option I have is to set up each of the menu items as category pages by setting their parent attributes to the product archive/shop page. This approach does show the woocommerce widget filters that I want but because it's using the parent "shop" page attribute, I cannot customize the sliders or headers of the pages because they're all pulling the default header/slider from the "shop" page.
Is there a way to do what I'm trying to do? Is there maybe a way to get the category shortcode to call in the woocommerce filter widget?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.