I have a challenge that I'm struggling to figure out a good solution for. I have a client that sells jewellery & gifts. They are categorised into brands and types, so I might have:
- Brand A Rings
- Brand A Pendants
- Brand B Rings
- Brand B Pendants
- Brand C Rings
- ... etc
They have brand pages where every relevant type is listed under each brand, and want to be able to select a representative image for each brand type (so, two combined categories):
- Brand A Rings [manually selected image]
- Brand A Pendants [manually selected image]
- Brand B Rings [manually selected image]
At the moment I've come up with a 'showcase' category so I look for products categorised as 'showcase', and then use them within the brand page. However, this isn't that satisfactory as it's a clunky process to add the category, and there's no management of old showcase products etc.
I'm trying to think of a more visual way to handle this that won't also introduce too much of a performance impact in terms of queries when I come to pull it all back together in the UI. Because I'm working with category combinations, I'm finding it quite tricky... I'm just wondering if anyone else out there has tackled a similar problem, or if there's a 3rd party add-on that I don't know about. I thought about Low Variables, or Channel Images, but I don't think either of them will help.