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I'd like to add an invisible category to my store: a category that won't show up on the page and that will be browsable only with the exact url. Does anyone have an idea on how to do that?

That shouldn't be complicated for the experienced users.

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Can I browse a disabled category?

For it is what I need, a category that is not visible for user but can be brows by those who knows the exact url.

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Can I browse a disabled category?

For it is what I need, a category that is not visible for user but can be brows by those who knows the exact url.

 

Just make a random directory with random page in it. Or do you need it to appear as a category when the "in the know" users enter the correct url?

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I don't undersstand you random directory/age trick? Could you explain please?

The purpose of the hidden category is to serve as a checkout for item sold outside the main site for the price is not the same. It would work this way: users are send to the "specific url" by a link and they arrive to their item page (is it possible to auto add it in the cart) then they add it to the cart (if not done auto) and checkout.

 

I don't want user using the main url to see this category (and maybe sub categories too)

 

I'm not sure my explanation is clear enough, if not ask me for more details.

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Ok I will try another explanation of what I want to do.

I already have an oscommerce working. I want to add a category, let's call it "secret category". I want secret category to work exactly like others but I don't wnat it to be visible on the category menu. Excat url of the category will be given to the users who need it in this way: http://mystore.com/index.phpcPath=26&osCsi...f997ea38061e5f3

 

if it's working I will surely redirect a subdomain to the url to make it easier to remember.

 

Is that something possible to do?

Any idea to help do it, where to start?

 

Thanks

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Ok I will try another explanation of what I want to do.

I already have an oscommerce working. I want to add a category, let's call it "secret category". I want secret category to work exactly like others but I don't wnat it to be visible on the category menu. Excat url of the category will be given to the users who need it in this way: http://mystore.com/index.phpcPath=26&osCsi...f997ea38061e5f3

 

if it's working I will surely redirect a subdomain to the url to make it easier to remember.

 

Is that something possible to do?

Any idea to help do it, where to start?

 

Thanks

 

 

in the query that selects your categories in categories.php, simply add to the where clause:

 

c.categories_id != xx

 

where xx is the category id of that category.

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in the query that selects your categories in categories.php, simply add to the where clause:

 

                                              c.categories_id != xx

 

where xx is the category id of that category.

 

I did it but it only works when I am browsing a category when I am on the top category the "secret category" still there...

 

Any idea

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The contrib i linked to in my post earlier in this topic...let you set a category as disabled. it and its products will not show up in you categories menu, search results, bestsellers, new products or whats new box...but you can still see it and the products by going to the exact url of the category.

 

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The contrib i linked to in my post earlier in this topic...let you set a category as disabled. it and its products will not show up in you categories menu, search results, bestsellers, new products or whats new box...but you can still see it and the products by going to the exact url of the category.

 

  B)

Great

Thanks everybody for your help!

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