Looking for some general advice, I'm looking to build a store that has 1,500 products. These products are broken down into 40 or so categories, can be in multiple categories and I want to be able to nest these categories in the URL, for example I want to be able to do the following:
site.com/category_parent/category_child/category_childs_child/product_name/ site.com/category_parent/category_child/product_name/ site.com/category_parent/product_name/
The trouble I have is that ExpressionEngines built in categories don't allow this, the only option is to have:
And if i'm linking to a product from the homepage (without being on a category listing page) you'll end up on:
This all gets pretty confusing from a users point of view as the URL system doesn't have any consistency. Is there any options for me to get the URLs working as I want or is ExpressionEngine simply the wrong system for the job?
I've been thinking it might be possible by using the add-on freebie but still can't workout how i'd manage the different levels of category and the fact that there isn't a fixed depth of category… some pages could have 4 levels of categories some only 1.
Would really appreciate someone else's thoughts on this matter, thanks!