Hello fellow CMS-ers. I am desirous for someone to confirm with me that this is a viable option… or see if there are any suggestions on how to do it better…
My problem: The CMS cannot house categories with sub categories inside of them… My work around is to build the entire database of shirts that my client would like to offer current and future clients. and then use the search tool to be able to sort and find the products they are looking for. See here:
This is the best solution I could figure out with the limitations of the cms… because I don’t want to have to create categories for the client myself, which means all the products need to be in the same database (as far as I can tell). Which is what lead me to using the search feature. You can try searching for “Caribou” or “Logan”, and search results will pop up for those items I have in my database so far (I have to wait a day for more to index).
The idea was to use the business name in the title to make that part searchable… and then the appropriate title and image would pop up in the search results that way I have it set up right now. I’m currently using a Shopify solution to allow clients to purchase products here. It will hopefully work pretty slick since we don’t have the Webflow commerce ready to go yet.
Does anyone have any thought if there’s an idea that I’m missing that might be better? The biggest limitation I can see right now… is the limit of 30 search results… there might be some individual companies that may have more than 30 products they could potentially order from.
Here is my public share link: https://preview.webflow.com/preview/great-basin-graphics?preview=bb6806f1940e6e85f2c5c496d9711bc2
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