Selecting Category For Menu Link

03.03.2011 21:42
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techland
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Selecting Category For Menu Link

Hi Support

I hate coming to you for something so basic, i'm sure this is covered somewhere on your site but i can't find it due to a language barrier.

I'm trying to create a menu item in joomla to point to a specific joomshopping category. When i select link type of jshopping-shop i can't change the URL (even if i knew what to put in there).

i thought it might be something like:
http://www.niceapproach.com/style/index.php?option=com_jshopping&controller=category&category_id=1
but that still takes me to the default top level of the shop.

I'm sure there's an easier way that having to use an external URL?

Thanks in advance
Vince


Joomla: Joomla! 1.6.0 Stable [ Onward ] 10-Jan-2011 23:00 GMT
JoomShopping: JoomShopping-3.0.0
PHP: 5.2.42-servage17
MySQL: 5.0.85-log
Website Url: http://www.niceapproach.com/style/index.php?option=com_jshopping&controller=category&category_id=1
 
04.03.2011 06:54
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Did you set up categories in Joomshopping?
I was able to select a specific JS category in Joomlas menu manager. You just have to enter the category's ID.

 
04.03.2011 07:35
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For joomla 1.6 is not possible now to create a link to a category
use an external URL
/index.php?option=com_jshopping&controller=category&task=view&category_id=*&Itemid=*

 
04.03.2011 10:38
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techland
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Thanks for getting back to me. The external link workaround has given me the product display that i was after. However this now leads onto another problem with URL's. Hopefully this will make sense:

1. I've configured 4 menu items all with the same link. The resulting URL seems different for the first item...

Bikes:
index.php?option=com_jshopping&controller=category&task=view&category_id=1
shown as
http://www.niceapproach.com/style/index.php/component/jshopping/bikes?Itemid=482

Scooters:
index.php?option=com_jshopping&controller=category&task=view&category_id=2
shown as
http://www.niceapproach.com/style/index.php/scooters/scooters

I tried to delete the Bikes menu item and copy the scooters menu item, but the URL stayed the same with the jshopping/bikes?itemid=xxx.

2. Using the External URL method also has another consequence. When a menu is selected my Joomla template highlights on the top menu which page is selected. This works for a "jshopping type" menu but not for the External URL type menu.

I can't help thinking if i was just able to edit the URL when selecting the jshopping type menu I'd be able to fix this one. However the first problem seems a little more like a bug?

Thanks in advance
Vince

 
08.09.2011 02:48
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20.08.2011
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I have set-up menu items using "Products" as the menu type. I then choose Show: category/category (changes to staticpage when I hit save) and enter the category ID. This does not seem to work in all cases. It sometimes will show all my products. Do you know why this might be happening. I have allocated my products to only one category.


Joomla: 1.7
JoomShopping: 3.2.6
Website Url: www.signedinstone.com
 
08.09.2011 07:52
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http://www.webdesigner-profi.de/joomla-webdesign/joomla-shop/forum/posts/7/1570.html

 
09.09.2011 00:28
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kevin.riemens
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@ Webdesigner:

You post this link everytime someone asks something about the menu. But all these questions refer to the same problem:

In joomla 1.7 your menu assigments don't work!!!
you can choose/select what you want, It will always flip back to "static page"

 
09.09.2011 08:04
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just save

 
24.09.2011 02:58
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I'm having the very same problem. I have set up my categories and products in Joomlashopping but when I try to connect to the main menu I create a new menu item with the same name as my main category and click on save as category/category and this reverts to static page after saving and shows nothing on my menu bar. I'd really appreciate some help as I thought it was my download of Joomla first time and now I have reinstalled Joomla and still have the same problem.


Joomla: 1.7
JoomShopping: 3.2.6
 
02.10.2011 17:56
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I'm using joomshopping 3.2.7 and joomla 1.7 and having the same problem. I use these steps:
1. Create a menu item and choose 'Products' as the Menu Item Type.
2. Select Show->'Category / Category' and select the Caegory ID.
3. Whether I press Save or Save and Close the link is saved as:
'index.php?option=com_jshopping&controller=products&task=view&category_id=4&manufacturer_id=&label_id=&vendor_id=&page='.
4. I then use phpMyAdmin to edit each row in the menu table to change 'controller=products' to 'controller=category'.

Having used other Joomla extensions this one is fantastic, but this bug is creating an awful lot of work.


Joomla: 1.7
JoomShopping: 3.2.7
 
02.10.2011 21:34
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Create a menu item and choose 'Shop' as the Menu Item Type.

 
03.10.2011 11:21
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I selected Menu Item Type = 'Shop' and it displays 'Products'. Under Required Settings I selected Show = 'Category/Category' and I selected the required CategoryID. The Show field displays 'StaticPage' when Save is clicked. The good news, however, is that your suggestion works. It's slightly confusing that the choice the user makes is not displayed when the page is saved. I've worked as a software tester and this to me is a bug. :-(

Thanks for your help!

Again, can I repeat that of the e-commerce extensions I've used this is by far the best.


Joomla: 1.7
JoomShopping: 3.2.7
 
03.10.2011 12:17
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Yes, this is a bug.

http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=24592


Letzte Ă„nderung: 03.10.2011 12:20
 
04.10.2011 13:21
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04.10.2011
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Select category for product issue

HI,
Am new to joomshopping, I am attempting to upload images for products, however continue to get this error "Select category for product", I have created a category within joomshopping but cant find how to link the category with the product. assistance would be appreciated
Thanks

 
23.02.2012 07:29
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shree
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Hi.. am too having the same problem... i had created the category and products...and i had created the module as "articles categories" and select the position too... after that i had created menu items as categories and best sellers ..but it is not displaying in the position am selected...


Joomla: 1.7
 
23.02.2012 07:29
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Can anybody help me??

 
01.10.2012 13:50
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khurram_mhd
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31.08.2012
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Aw: Selecting Category For Menu Link

Just create categories,then go to menu manager, add new menu and add category id.
i used it on www.aminame.com.au

 
17.06.2013 16:48
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savuthchea
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23.11.2011
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edit jshopping to my name

Hi Supporter,
I would like to ask you that I want to change domainname.com/component/jshopping/category/view/14.html to domainname.com/computer/...

Please help me to guide it.

Many Thanks!

 
17.06.2013 17:00
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Set alias for category and product

 
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