Menu categories not working with MarketPress product categories

I am trying to create a menu that will have categories of global products from our MarketPress/Multi-site setup. I want to be able to have it setup so that you can click on the category and it takes you to a landing page with every product of that category displayed. Right now in the menu option under themes, the only category that shows up is other (used to be uncategorized) which is a blog category, not a product category. Any ideas on what I can do to fix this?

  • Jack Kitterhing

    Hi there @Morethanmeetsthefly
    I hope you are well today.

    Just to clarify you want to show a menu of the global categories in your main WordPress menu?

    There are the following global shortcodes available

    [mp_list_global_products]

    Then there are further attributes to this, like so

    "paginate" - Whether to paginate the product list. This is useful to only show a subset. Default: 1
        "page" - How many products to display in the product list if "paginate" is set to true. Default: 20
        "per_page" - How many products to display in the product list if "paginate" is set to 1.
        "order_by" - What field to order products by. Can be: date, title, price, sales, rand. Default: date
        "order" - Direction to order products by. Can be: DESC, ASC. Default: DESC
        "category" - Limits list to a specific product category. Use the category Slug
        "tag" - Limits list to a specific product tag. Use the tag Slug
        "show_thumbnail" - Whether to show the product thumbnail. Default: 1
        "thumbnail_size" - Max thumbnail width/height. Default: 150
        "show_price" - Whether to show the product price. Default: 1
        "text" - Choose "excerpt", "content", or "none". Default: excerpt
        "as_list" - Whether to show as an unordered list. Default: 0
        Example: [mp_list_global_products paginate="1" page="0" per_page="10" order_by="price" order="DESC" category="downloads"]
    
    You may also use the mp_list_global_products() template function in your theme with the same arguments.

    There's also the global categories shortcode

    [mp_global_categories_list] - Displays a network-wide HTML list of product categories according to preference.
    
    Optional Attributes:
    
        "limit" - Text to display for showing all categories. Default: 50
        "order_by" - What column to use for ordering the categories. "count" or "name". Default: count
        "order" - Direction to order products by. Can be: DESC, ASC. Default: DESC
        "show_count" - Whether to show how many posts are in the category. Default: 0
        "include" - What to show, "tags", "categories", or "both".
        Example: [mp_global_categories_list limit="30" order_by="name" order="ASC" show_count="1" include="both"]
    
    You may also use the mp_global_categories_list() template function in your theme with the same arguments.

    These can be found in your network admin > settings > marketpress.

    thanks for being a WPMU DEV member and have a great weekend!

    Kind Regards
    Jack.

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