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Building E-commerce Sites with VirtueMart Cookbook by John Horton

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Implementing your product category structure

Implementing your product categories is technically easy if you have taken the time to plan them first. Think for a while about the most useful structure for your customers; particularly what makes it easy for them to find what they want. This is a process that will probably involve looking at your competitors, thinking about logically dividing up your range, as well as a bit of creative thinking.

This recipe will implement a category structure with one level of subcategories but it would be very easy to adapt it to implement a more complex structure or a simpler one with just top-level categories.

Getting ready

Before you get started make sure you have your category structure clearly mapped out on paper ...

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