View Full Version : Activate or inactivate category of catalog

09-16-2009, 05:00 PM
The basic contribution as orginally written worked fine to hide categories and their sub-categories in the catalog but it seemed to me like the idea would be hide the products contained in those categories as well. At this the original contribution failed miserably because there are many ways to list a product in osCommerce besides the category listing. Listing by manufacturer or by newest products or performing a search could find products in hidden categories and info boxes like specials, whats_new and reviews can also randomly display such products.

The updated instructions attached use a new configuration variable to determine whether or not products that exist only in hidden categories may be viewed or not. I've also updated the admin side to allow turning the category on or off while creating or editing a category as well as by clicking on the status buttons. The admin category information box will also show whether or not the category will be displayed in the catalog since a category might be set to display but won't because the parent category is hidden.

Instructions for updating a couple of contributions to work properly with this contribution are included at the bottom of the file.

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