Magazine-style featured products page for multisite?

I’ve just created my first multisite. The main site has a custom “magazine-style” layout, where I can pick and choose to feature posts from the various subsite blogs by category – I use the wp three broadcast plugin to publish them on the main site.

I now want to offer the subsites the ability to set up a small shop, and need to be able to choose some of their products to feature on my home page, as I’m doing with blog articles and posts (based on categories).

The problem is that the broadcast plugin method does not work – that option doesn’t show up when editing products, so I need to convert product catgegories to post categories to work with my theme, or find an alternative method…

So I guess my questions are:

* How can I pick and choose products to feature in my current category-based magazine-style theme?

* If this is not possible, how can I create a grid-based recent products page for the main site featuring products from the subsites?

* If I use the global tags, how can I control the length of the excerpt text as this defaults to 55 words when published on the main site?

Thanks

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings speedyp,

    Thank you for these great questions and significant items to bring up.

    * How can I pick and choose products to feature in my current category-based magazine-style theme?

    Being unfamiliar with your theme which has yet to be named I do not know how it can be done. Anything can be done when you are a professional coder, not that I am, but I just want to avoid the “Not Possible” stigma because when you are a professional coder almost anything is possible.

    * If this is not possible, how can I create a grid-based recent products page for the main site featuring products from the subsites?

    Discussed briefly above. However, if I was wanting to do this with minimum coding skills and did not want to hire a custom coder, I would begin with the Frame Market/Grid Market theme picking apart its coding in order to get my theme coded the way that I want.

    * If I use the global tags, how can I control the length of the excerpt text as this defaults to 55 words when published on the main site?

    There is no way to know this without digging into the code of your theme in which so far has remained unnamed.

    Not much I can do with nothing to go on.

    Please advise.

    Cheers, Joe

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