Multi category product lists
October 8, 2012
We just deployed the ability to display product index pages that are filtered over multiple categories. This feature is of special interest for e-commerce websites with many products and categories. For example, a bookstore can display a list of books that are in Spanish and illustrated, or a jewelry store a list of rings, on sale and under 20 dollars.
How does it work?
To construct the URL of a list of products filtered over multiple categories, simply list those categories separated by a + sign after the /c/ category identifier. For example the URL /c/category1+category2+category3 would list the products that belong to the 3 categories.
- mysite.com/products lists all products in the catalog
- mysite.com/products/c/rings lists only products in the "rings" category category
- mysite.com/products/c/rings+on-sale: lists only products that are in the "rings" and "on-sale" categories.
- Append categories more as needed, there is no limit.
Note that the name and the introduction of the first category listed is used on the index page: make sure to list the most important category first!
Making the most of categories
We are also looking at making content categories more useful on UGAL. We have a few ideas on how to improve them, but now would be a good time to let us know if you have any feedback.