Subcategory in multiple categories (5 posts)

  1. beaba
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi! Is there any option, plugin etc that would permit put a subcategory in several parent categories of product?


  2. ManusH
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What exactly do you need?

    Can you be more definitive?

  3. beaba
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @ManusH For example, I have different parent categories as "Cook" and "Breakfast", and a product subcategory "Toaster" that i would have to be under the parent categories "Cook" and "Breakfast", my question is if there is any way to do it since, by default, you can only add a parent category by subcategory.
    Thanks again!!!

  4. ManusH
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Btw, this is a complication in defining the products into categories.
    By default, a category-hierarchy is like the branches of a tree.
    The body divides into main braches, the main braches divide into smaller brances, ... and fruits are in those smallest branches...

    As you see, one fruit is growing in only one little brach, and a small branch is only connected to a parent branch..

    The basic solution for such divisions is to rename the subcategories acording to that parent category.
    Like in your example, there are "clothing" categorizations having Main/Parent Categories Men/Women and Sub categories as Tshirts/Caps/Bags/Accesories etc..
    So rename those subcategories as Men's Shirts, Men's Caps, Men's Accessories Women's tshirts, Women's Bags, ...

    In the ecommerce world, there are some turn-arounds to this hierarchy limitations. I mean; you are not limited to use only the "categories" property for such a division, you can use "tags" or "brands", etc...

    There was a late blog post in the WooThemes site about using tags and categories:

  5. beaba
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok! Thanks!!!! I'll try with tags ;)

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