Categories that allow more complex frontent functionality (such as sorting and selection of page length)
Category that allows sorting of products and selecting pagination length
Install this module using composer
composer require silvercommerce/complex-category
This module adds a new category type called "Complex Category" that you can add
via the admin interface. These categories allow you to add a
that will add "sort" and "show" dropdowns and automatically update the product list.
This module requires you to add a
$SortLimitForm variable to your category templates.
You can add this to all category templates, or specify a specific template for your
You can add custom sort and page length options via SilverStripe config. The config options
are as follows.
An array of sort options, where the key is the sort (which is loaded into the
call) and the value is what is loaded in the dropdown.
If you wanted to add a "Date Added" field to the sort, you could add the following to your
ComplexCategoryController: sort_options: "Created ASC": "Added (most recent first)" "Created DESC": "Added (oldest first)"
An array of page length options, where the key is the length (used by
PaginatedList::setPageLength())and the value is what is loaded in the dropdown.
If you wanted to add 120 and 150 to the field, you could add the following to your
ComplexCategoryController: show_options: "120": "120" "150": "150"
NOTE: To attempt to help protect against attacks such as SQL injection, none of the above pass
queries are passed via the URL, instead a index of the selected option is passed and then the
controller selects the appropriate setting.
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