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Idea mod_vm_product_filter in certain category

22 Dec 2011 19:18 #250 by nehogymar

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  • Hi webgobé,
    I’ve tried to figure out, how can I specify the itemID to display in certain category, but no luck.
    First I switched off the SEF to be sure what is the correct itemID. In may case is 204.
    If I give this number your module, displays in all category unless main page, if it’s leaved blank appears on all pages.

    So how is it possíble –regaring for your sample- to show up your module/and search, just in „MONITOR” category, but no other else?

    I also attempted to append menu items, but of course those not detailed for VM categories.

    By the way, you said simple, but useful module

    Thanks in advance for your answer!

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    23 Dec 2011 08:33 #251 by webgobe

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  • You can do that in couple of ways:
    a. You want to show it in a regular module position, but only in a certain category
    For that you need to have a menu link to that category, and to set 2 things in the module: the associated menu item where supposed to be shown, as for ant Joomla module, and in module parameters to set that Itemid parameter corresponding to the menu item pointing to your category.
    First thing is for Joomla - to show the module when the selected menu item is active. The second is for Virtuemart, to not overwrite the Joomla's ItemID handling, and to use the correct one.
    BTW, Virtuemart is notorious for bad ItemID handling, so you might have further surprises.
    To fix some of issues, you should use a smart SEF component (sh404SEF is the best) and to tweak manually the SEF URL associations (the "duplicate" handling) to get the desired results. Withouth that, if for example someone does a search other, than performed by this module can easily land on the category page - or the inner pages in that category - and to not see the module.
    b. Harder to perform, but rock solid:
    Build a custom category browsepage for your category. Create a module position inside that browsepage, and set the module to be shown in that module position. Very tricky - you need to know VM inside out - but can be done. The hardest part is to make VirtueMart show that module position.

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    23 Dec 2011 13:28 - 23 Dec 2011 13:29 #252 by nehogymar

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  • Hi,
    Thanks for your suggestion. Eventually I choosed the simpliest method. If anybody also curious about…:

    forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=64236.0 ]

    …and yes, after the sh404sef turned on again, got some issues but works. Due to I use custom menu to category browser page, the breadcrumb not same as in normal caregory browser menu/page case. For e.g.:

    Completed with yor module: You are here : Mysite » Monitor
    …without :Mysite » Kategóriák » Monitor

    So I had to create menu order manually to get the same result like so:

    Menu/Menu manager/New (name: anything):
    Menu Items: 2
    Parent/name: Kategóriák (type: URL: mypage/kategoriák.html)
    Child/name: Monitor (type: VirtueMart/MONITOR catid)

    So thanks your support!
    Last edit: 23 Dec 2011 13:29 by nehogymar.

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    24 Dec 2011 09:32 #253 by webgobe

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