We're going to create a button application that intertwines with foxycart...
Today I was asked to change the prices of a product I had about 10 links throughout the site. It was a little tedious.
A link creator and tag thingemy.
Basically, my best thinking so far says to have a page in my backend for creating products. I'm sure other services are available like expression engine and foxee? but I think that I don't want their whole service - i just want the updating of links.
So ideally, I'm thinking I can create a link with the options I want - discounts - weights - categories etc etc and save it to my database and give it a key like wiki styles e.g
whenever our data is parsed before printing will search through the output to see if there are any foxylinks being used. If so, grab the html for the button in the relative table and replace the the foxyLink key with the html.
I'm wondering though - might there be a better way to do this?
With the solution above I can update the links and they will change site wide. This will be cool because overall we have around 100+ links already throughout the site for roughly 10 products and both of those numbers are surely to grow.
Also it will potentially make it very easy for people other than myself who are still frightened by html and manually creating links to add products to the site.