Categories for all your content
January 15, 2008
The technology behind the news categories (see 'Create a Blog') is now available for the Product Catalogs and the FAQs pages. Both types of pages had categories in the past, they had however shortcomings that are now addressed:
- Friendly URLs. Category URLs now look like http://www.mywebsite.com/products/category/bikes/. Much better than the cryptic http://www.mywebsite.com/products/c,3167/. Friendly URLs are easier to read and communicate and are better understood by search engines.
- Easier management. The content management pages (where you update your products and FAQs) have been redesigned to include the same category management tools as the news / blog pages. We use a technology called AJAX that allows to manipulate parts of the content of the current page without having to refresh the entire page.
Oh: categories that you had created for your products and FAQs have been migrated to the new system, so no worries, the transition to the new system and interface should be painless.
The product update interface has been redesigned as well. The 2 column layout layout should be more comprehensive, with secondary information pushed to the right hand side of the page: