Multilanguage Categories and Products

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Multilanguage Categories and Products

Post by Alexander » 11 Feb 2020, 14:59

Dear Phoca Gurus

I really like Phoca cart, the longer I work with it, the better I understand the very good functionality of the shop.

But I have one problem, or maybe I did not find the solution in the zillions for configuration parameters:

In German and English, some products and categories sound the same, e.g. t-shirts or polo-shirts or posters. No if I want to configure the German category t-shirts for a product that is t-shirts I just get the category name to choose from. And they are the same in German and English. In the aliases - as identical category/product aliases are forbidden - I have e.g. "t-shirts-de" and "t-shirts-en", so I would be able to distinguish German and English categories by the alias. Same is true for products, e.g. when I want to copy attributes from German to English products with the same name.

I circumvented the problem by giving German and English categories and products different names during configuration and renaming them again after configuration but this just seems to be a not very elegant workaround.

Now my question, is it possible to display the unique Product- and Category aliases instead of the Product- and Category names?

Any idea?

Kind regards and thank you!

Alexander

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Re: Multilanguage Categories and Products

Post by Jan » 15 Feb 2020, 12:27

Hi, can you paste here screenshots about where do you exactly get the problems, so I can take a look at it?

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Re: Multilanguage Categories and Products

Post by Alexander » 16 Feb 2020, 15:49

Hi Jan
I did not find out how to attach a screenshot. I put it on another of my servers, so you can click on this link (hopefully) for the screenshot: https://www.shark.ch/_Phoca_Screenshot_20200216.jpg
When I want to add a category, German and English names of e.g. Poster, T-Shirts and Polo-Shirts look identical. I temporarily changed the Polo-Shirts English version to ePolo-Shirts and T-Shirts to eT-Shirts. But with e.g. Posters both categories look identical.

The same problem occurs if I have identical German and English names for products, e.g. T-Shirts, and I want to copy attributes from one product to the other.

A solution would either be to show Language Flags or to have the option to show the unique category/product aliases to choose from.

Thanky for your help

Alexander

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Re: Multilanguage Categories and Products

Post by Jan » 16 Feb 2020, 18:00

Hi, thank you for the info. I have added it to feature request list (to display e.g. Title (DE), Title (EN) in the lists so there can be option to differentiate between products)

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Re: Multilanguage Categories and Products

Post by Alexander » 16 Feb 2020, 18:07

Great! Thank you very much! This would help a lot! It is interesting that I seem to be the first one with such problems. E.g. Photos is also the same in German and English. And from the forum I see that there are quite a few Germans around.

Kind regards and have a nice Sunday

Alexander

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