Say I have the following category and product structure:
1. Category a. Subcategory i. Product ii. Product b. Subcategory i. Product c. Product d. Product
When viewing the category page, I want to show all and only its direct children. So, for this example, I would want to list a, b, c & d (but not a i., a ii., etc.).
I'm pretty new at Magento, so I'm having trouble stitching together a view that does what I want it to. So far, I have this:
<?php $category = Mage::getSingleton('catalog/layer')->getCurrentCategory(); $categories = $category->getCollection() ->addAttributeToSelect(array('name', 'thumbnail')) ->addAttributeToFilter('is_active', 1) ->addIdFilter($category->getChildren()) ?> <ul class="thumbnails featured category"> <?php foreach ($categories as $category): ?> <li class="span 2"> <a href="<?php echo $category->getUrl() ?>"> <div class="thumbnail"> <img src="<?php echo Mage::getBaseUrl('media') . 'catalog' . DS . 'category' . DS . $category->getThumbnail() ?>" alt="<?php echo $this->htmlEscape($category->getName()) ?>" /> <h5><?php echo $category->getName() ?></h5> </div> </a> </li> <?php endforeach; ?> </ul>
This will display the subcategories, but it won't display the products, if they are direct children. I don't really understand
Magento's syntax yet, so I don't quite know what I'm doing here (I copied, adopted, and pasted this from elsewhere on the web).
Is there a way to generalize this list item to display the product thumbnail and url, if it's a direct child? Or, perhaps to create another list item that displays the product, on the condition that the direct child is a product, and not a subcategory?