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Expand subcategories listing in categories left_side menu


minionsweb

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Thanks for the hint, but not what I am trying to determine....

I will elaborate a bit for others.

 

On the left side bar (most stores) we have a infobox called (typically) titled categories.

Below is just that - categories.

IF you maintain sub categories to a category, then you usually see a marker, at the end of a category listing in the selection menu.

Something like this -->

and maybe this -->(3)

 

I do not want to see that, I want to see:

 

Category(30) - dont need to see the count, but looking for easier solutions...

subCategory(10)

subCategory(20)

Category2(70)

subCategory2(50)

subSubCategory(30)

subSubCategory(20)

subCategory2(10)

subCategory2(10)

Category3

Category4(60)

subCategory4(10)

subCategory4(10)

subCategory4(10)

subCategory4(30)

 

 

Get it - got it? Good!

HOW!??

 

Thanks all

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Are you dead set against it being done in Dthml? Here is a link to examples of Dynamenu category options....one looks like what you are talking about, but its done in Dthml, but if that OK DynaMenu does have several options as to how it can be used/diaplyed which can be viewed here:

 

http://www.natewelch.com/index.php?module=...main&pid=2#

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Why not just use the contribution at the link below?

http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,885

 

Thanks for the suggestion.

 

Reading that contrib description, and looking at the root of the example (which coincidentally is in the same business I was 10 yrs ago)

Does nothing different than stock install osC in place now.

 

It doesn't do the onmouse described, so I do not intend to install a 2 yr old contrib without current updates without seeing it live.

 

The other example domain is expired, so no use testing that (nope not in waybackmachine either)

 

I just need to keep hunting.

Honest I suspect it is a very simple code tweak, just little spare time to play

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It doesn't do the onmouse described

 

What onmouse described? You asked for a contribution which lists all categories and sub categories which that one does, not unless I missed a post asking for something different?

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It doesn't do the onmouse described

 

What onmouse described? You asked for a contribution which lists all categories and sub categories which that one does, not unless I missed a post asking for something different?

 

 

I misread the description to think it is a mouseover expand subcategories function.

It is not, simply a highlight the onmouse entity.

 

The thing with this contrib (in place currently) is that it is a single level expander, first layer of subcategories...I have 1-2 more sub and subsub layers within my structure I would like visible as well.

 

Tweaking this contribs css, and updating graphics for my needs is easy, I am not php savvy enough (yet) to figure out taking it another level or more deep.

 

I did msg the person who seems to have figured out the multi-level subcat method

(noted in this thread: http://www.oscommerce.com/forums/index.php?sho...06854&st=0)

But he is relatively off the grid. I doubt he will reply.

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Jez Louise,

Now that contrib sucks, and is buggy as hell, my db connections are honked (reset every other view), the code blows out my css and turns the page formatting to crap.

 

I understand why it isn't used, maintained or the last person to claim they have it functioning multilevel isnt responding to inquiries about his coding.

 

This is exactly the reason I do not use unmaintained contribs.

 

Shawna, I am gonna try your suggestion, without the flyouts.

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It seems now that the contrib has managed to stabilize.

I am going to keep a close eye on database connections for the immediate future.

 

I have seen a reply (via PM) suggesting a different forum with a solution listed there, and have d/l'd the contribution.

When some time to examine it becomes available I hope to diff these 2 and see if they have common basis that I can port over at a minimum a 3rd layer of subcats (basically sub_sub_categories).

It seems possible at a glance.

 

At the moment if folks want to see it functioning now as it was last released, plus some css and graphics tweaks to fit my store styles, look at my store

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