A user wrote:
My products are categorized in hierarchised product categories (nested categories), as you can see in attachment. With different levels...
I'd like to create differten templates for product archives depending on the level of these hierarchies, for example: Level 1 hierarchy --> Template 1, then Level 2 hierarchy --> Template 2... and so on... not a specific product category, but the level of hierarchy is the criteria.
How would you tackle this? I don't see how I could do this with the template conditions... and I need it to be compatible with the very soon feature WPML compatible (being right now developed by Thomas from Bricks), my products / product categories have many languages - I guess this won't be a problem, but I prefer mentionning it if you see it as problematic...
The first thing we need to do when tackling such requirements is define or put in words, what makes up our conditions. In this case, that would be the following.
Level 1: has no parent, should have at least 1 child.
Level 2: should have a parent, parent should not have parent, should have at least 1 child.
Level 3: should have a parent, parent's parent should not have parent.
I wrote the above after creating and looking at three test product categories like this:
Then we create custom PHP functions named say,
bl_level3_product_cat() and use these in a function hooked to
If you have not already, create a template that applies to all product category archives. Ensure that the template condition is set to Archive → Categories & Tags → All terms (Product categories). This template will be like a fallback and gets used/applied for all the product categories that do not meet the criterion for the three levels we defined earlier.
Next, create different templates for Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. Do not set any template conditions for these.
When done, it should appear something like this:
Note the IDs of Level 1, 2 and 3 templates. We need these in the next step.
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