[ic] Breadcrumbs and layouts
music at labyrinth.net.au
Tue Nov 13 09:23:18 EST 2007
I have built a site for a guy which has two distinctive product departments
but that uses a shared cart and shared checkout page. (Interchange 5.4)
The two departments look very different and none of the products are
displayed from one department to the other unless the customer has items in
A customer can actually go through the site and only ever see one department
unless they get curious and click deeper links (which is an intentional part
of the design)
To do this I use seperate department index pages etc, seperate results
pages, and seperate flypages using template_layout method.
This all works very well and products are always displayed in the
appropriate department layout.
EXCEPT for when it comes to the breadcrumb links....
Clicking a prod_group or category in the breadcrumb bar always returns the
default results page, which breaks the concept.
So to my questions:
Can I easily (and should I) use two customised breadcrumb sections in the
same catalog. i.e. a seperate breadcrumb for each department, modded and
called by the layout so that the appropriate results page is loaded.
If yes to the above how do I go about this? (noting that other catalogs are
using default global breadcrumb system)
How easy is it to create catalog specific breadcrumbs, and more than one in
the same catalog at that?
Is there something I can do within the default results page so that it
redirects to the correct results page based on prod_group? (The default
results page we are not using for anything)
Any ideas appreciated!
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