storefront basics (7 posts)

  1. ducksoup
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am setting up a CMS/storefront, and wondering the best basic structure for the initial site. for demonstration, let's say the site will sell hats and gloves, in various sizes and colors:

    for men
    gray men's gloves/hats
    blue men's gloves/hats
    red men's gloves/hats

    for women
    orange women's gloves/hats
    green women's gloves/hats
    purple womens' gloves/hats

    would the simplest setup be to have two pages (hats, gloves), and then create sub-pages for each type of product? Would categories be a better choice? Or, since these are not time-dependent, should each type product have its own page? thanks for your help..


  2. Chantal Coolsma
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Maybe take a look at http://shopplugin.net. All in one solution.

  3. ducksoup
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you - I've been looking at both shopp and phpurchase in terms of a shopping cart. However, I'm more curious right now about the best structure for the individual items. Scratching the shopping cart segment of the equation, what is simply the correct way of sorting the material?

    Page: gloves
    Subpage men's gloves
    Subpage: women's gloves

    Or is it
    Page: gloves
    Category: men's gloves
    Category: women's gloves etc.

    I'm thinking the first approach isn't ideal, since each item added means another page, and sorting through more and more items would get tedious. thanks for your reply..

  4. ducksoup
    Posted 5 years ago #

    you should look at custom post types - you can create/manage your content in a customized fashion w/them..

    -from your future self.

  5. ducksoup
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hey thanks, I think I will!

    and who says you never get answers on forums?

  6. ducksoup
    Posted 5 years ago #

    no problem - and fyi you should pass on the enchilada special next saturday - they were disappointing.

    -your future self.

  7. Mike Schinkel
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @ducksoup - Maybe your future self will have learned so much because he(she?) learned about http://wordpress.stackexchange.com and started asking questions over there? 94% answer rate, currently.

    Hope this helps.


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