Products Page Category only displays one product

  • allenbrothers

    #2786

    I love this theme, but have seen other people experiencing my same issue and there doesn’t seem to be an answer.

    I am using WP e-commerce 3.8.7.4 along with WP 3.3 and Graphene 1.5.6

    When I go to a product page category it only displays one item (the most recent, see screenshot here: https://plus.google.com/photos/113990014611297186817/albums/5691981258777376385?authkey=CPyMnqumocizlgE), but if I switch to the twenty eleven theme it displays the correctly.

    Has anyone solved this? It seems Graphene handles the page well, but just need to be tweaked to “show all” products in a category. If I knew what files to touch to start looking even that would be helpful.

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #21933

    I get a 403 error when I click on the above link.

    allenbrothers

    #21934

    Sorry, album wasn’t public. Link should work now.

    allenbrothers

    #21935

    You can also just see it on my site.

    This link is to the products page catagory: http://www.theallenbrothers.com/site/products-page/tungsten-nymphs/

    and this link is to just a regular category: http://www.theallenbrothers.com/site/category/videos/

    which displays properly.

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #21936

    I would forgo the standard category page and use something like Kalin’s Post List plugin, which might work much better for your site anyway. I use it and love it. Here’s a tutorial: http://blog.kjodle.net/2011/10/30/kalins-post-list-a-brief-tutorial/

    allenbrothers

    #21937

    I like the thought, but when I installed it I didn’t have the option to select a “product categories” which is what the WP e-commerce module uses for it’s products.

    All my regular categories show up, just not “product categories”. I even tried to do it with tags, but same problem occurred.

    It seems like that is the issue with graphene and wp e-commerce. Graphene isn’t recognizing the “product categories” as regular categories.

    Any other thoughts?

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #21938

    Graphene handles the page well, but just need to be tweaked to “show all” products in a category

    Actually, this is a case where the e-commerce plugin probably isn’t doing things in a standard WordPress way. The Marketplace plugin does similarly weird things.

    I didn’t have the option to select a “product categories” which is what the WP e-commerce module uses for it’s products

    This statement backs up my thinking.

    It seems like that is the issue with graphene and wp e-commerce

    Or possibly, e-commerce isn’t creating categories in the usual way. When I click on this link: http://www.theallenbrothers.com/site/products-page/tungsten-nymphs/allen-brothers-hares-ear/ I don’t see any category links. But when I go here: http://www.theallenbrothers.com/site/products-page/ — everything is there.

    On the other hand, this could be related to permalinks (outside chance), as my tired mind thinks your permalinks look weird. Of course, this could possibly be related to the fact that WP doesn’t redirect back to your root directory.

    If nothing else, Paypal works cleanly and smoothly across just about every platform I’ve tested it on.

    allenbrothers

    #21939

    Hey Kenneth,

    I do think part of the secret was in permalinks. I figured out a work around – see my ****NOTE**** below.

    Here is my solution (that I posted on another thread in WP e-commerce):

    Ok, I figured out a workaround, it’s a little funky but it works perfect for my purposes. The main problem is that Graphene doesn’t handle the “product-categories” pages the way that WP e-commerce intended it to (hence why it works in other themes and not Graphene).

    However, if you create a new page on your site, then paste in the product category shortcode and publish it, you can make your new page a sub-category of your products- page in your menus. This allows you to view all the products in a specific category on a certain page.

    ****NOTE**** The one glitch I found is that if your product-category and your new page have the same slug (i.e. I named the new page “nymphs” and my product category is also “nymphs” so they have roughly the same slug, just with different parent directories) it messes with the page and the page displays nothing!!!! I had to figure this out by a long process of trial and error. In the end I went into my product-categories and manually changed the slug to be product-nymphs.

    Hope this helps someone!

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #21940

    This might interest you:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks#Using_.25category.25_with_multiple_categories_on_a_post

    Then again, it may not be related to the cause of your issue.

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