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Easy Product Options For Store Managers

carlcarl Member
in Help edited February 2010
What would be the best way to allow a non-technical user the ability to add product options/sizes/prices using foxy-cart/modx integration?

While i'm fine add code like:
<label class="label_left">Colour</label>
<select name="colour">
	<option value="yellow">Yellow</option>
	<option value="orange">Orange</option>
	<option value="pink">Pink</option>
	<option value="black">Black</option>

If a user (a retailer) simply wants to add a new product or colour or option, there is no way he'll be able understand the above.

How can I make it as easy as possible for them to create their own options?
  • brettbrett FoxyCart Team
    What I've done in the past is doing something like creating a Colour TV and putting in the description a note to your client like, "Enter the options separated by 4 dashes, like this: Red----Orange----Yellow----Green"

    Then you create a quick PHx modifier to take that, explode() it against the '----' and foreach output your options. Optionally do extra checks and don't output the <select> at all if there are no options, or output a hidden input if there's only 1 value, etc.

    That's how I've done it in the past though. That basic idea can easily be extended.

    Make sense? Thoughts?
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