I have set up a Magento website where simple products are shown in the category listings and the configurable products for these items are in a hidden category. I need to add some functionality so when a customer clicks on 1 of these simple products it redirects them to the associated configurable product.
I tried making an extension as found in this link but it didn't work: How to redirect simple products to configurable product URL with options preselected in Magento 2.1
Then I tried the suggestion on this link: Redirect from simple product to parent product
This worked but it caused a bug where the images and choices wouldn't load on the configurable product page until the customer refreshed.
Does anyone know how to do this properly? Optimally I want the customer to be rerouted directly to the configurable product with no errors or bugs. Maybe this can be done by changing the links in the category product list?
- Magento 2.2.5
- PHP 7.0.30
- MYSQL 10.0.34-MariaDB