Product listing page default category

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Question

I have 5 different categories setup, each category is to be placed on a separate page so when the user hits the page the products displayed are for that Category only. I have created the products and the 5 different categories. How do I make the BuyNow module display a specific Category?

Answer

The product listing page of the cart allows you to filter products by category the following ways:

  1. Default Category - The default category that the product listing page displays. The Default Category setting is located in the Store Settings under the "Product Listing Page" section

  2. Passing the Category ID in the querystring - The product listing page of the cart allows you to filter products by category by passing the category id in the querystring.

    For example: yoursite.com/store.aspx?categoryid=1

    When the Category ID is passed in the querystring the products are filtered by category

    You can use an html module and add category images or just links and create hyperlinks that link to the page with your buynow module on it and pass the categoryid in the querystring to filter the products by category. Here is an example of a customer site that has implemented this: http://www.qsnuts.com/Shop.aspx