Just looking for a little advice. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Basically, my client would like a portfolio and a product catalog which have many, many similarities. And both would have the exact same category structure, except the portfolio wouldn’t show the price.
My suggestion was that we have the one category structure, and a dropdown attribute (show in portfolio, show in catalog, show in portfolio and catalog). Items that were tagged as portfolio would be under a ‘Portfolio’ link and the same for ‘Catalog’
This seems logical to me, but am I crazy trying to do this with a system as complex as Magento?
Could anyone suggest how to persist whether the user is in Portfolio or Catalog mode. For example, would youdo it via sessions, or URL?
And finally, what’s the best method to add the attribute filter into the SQL? Would you use a built-in method, perhaps by mimicking an advanced search, or would you build an entire new module?
I really appreciate your feedback.