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How do i... Add a product catalogue without the pricing or shop

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quintinm

Hello all.

 

I want to create a product catalogue for a client but it is not an online shop.

We just want to be able to display the products, possibly have a featured product, a grid of products on the view all page and then click to view more info with pictures, text and a downloadable PDF.

 

I have attached a screen from their current parent company website as an example of the kind of grid they would want.

Products in the sidebar would be a good option as well.

 

What do you recommend we use to do this?

 

Thank you.

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Danny

HI,

 

You could essentially do this using Custom Post Types and using either the Masonic Section or Flipper section. I would give that a try and see what you think.

 

To create Custom Post Types, you will require a plugin, unless you want to code them by hand. I would recommend the Custom Post Type UI plugin.


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quintinm

Awesome, thanks Danny!

 

What would you recommend to build the sidemenus with?

Ideally i would like to have something that shows the section you are in like the attachment.

Ubermenu?

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quintinm

Hi again Danny.

 

With the custom post types, am i correct in assuming it would create the post type and i would be able to add some tabs on that post type page with the info i need like i would a normal post?

 

Sorry, haven't had much experience with custom post types.

 

Thanks.

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Danny

A Post type is a WordPress Post Type as are Pages in WordPress, so when you create a custom post type, you're effectively creating a new type of Post or Page, depending on the options you choose.

 

So when you create this post type, for example Movies, you will see a new panel appear in the WordPress Admin Dashboard called Moves, where you can add a new movie and other options depending on how you setup the Post type.

 

Regarding the sidebar navigation, you could use the WordPress Menu widget.


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quintinm

Hi Danny.

 

Just a quick question - if i am going to be making custom templates etc, should i be creating and using a child theme?

What is the process for doing this in DMS2?

 

Thank you.

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greenfly

I recommend using the very simple Skeleton Child theme created by Danny and available here https://github.com/Dannyholt/Skeleton

 

Instructions on how to use this are available on the page. 

 

hope this helps 


The answer to many issues can be found by searching in the forum before posting as someone else  may very well have had the same problem before you have.  Also, reading the documentation can help you gain a good understanding of how everything works. 

 

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quintinm

Hi Martin, thanks for the reply.

If i have built some of the site already what is the process for switching to a child theme?

 

Thank you.

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Danny

There is no requirement for using a child theme, you're free to use DMS as a standalone. You only really need to use a child theme if you wish to create your child theme or want to use more advanced stuff such as overriding the default sections with your own code.


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