Hi there, it is amazing what Kirby has achieved in such a short time! I used to develop on Kirby 2 long time ago and now I’m doing another project that could use Kirby. However, since it’s been a long time for me doing coding in general, and Kirby specifically. I want to make sure what I want to build is possible through Kirby.
It would be great if someone here could help tell me how I could approach this.
I’m working on a website with a product catalog page and I want to make a custom Panel for my user to be able to create new product category and later add new products that can be assigned to each of the categories.
My approach would be to make the category name into a tag based system and adjust the template to show post made only using the category tag. Meanwhile in the product panel, there will be a selection of categories that can be selected for the product that will assign the tag to that product post.
Also is it possible to make the new category as a new page that will appear automatically under the Product drop down on the front end?
The downside of this approach: each product will be in only one category, you cannot easily move products from one category to another. Also, deleting categories would mean to delete the page together with its subpages. In general, this approach is not very flexible.
The other approach would be to create categories as a structure field in the site or, maybe better, in the parent products page. Then you can query these categories from a select field defined in the product.yml blueprint.