I posted this over at the EE community forum, but no response.
I have a site that currently uses Playa (for the relationships/Related Entries. I’m looking at upgrading to EE 3.4.6, and wanted to see how I would use the Relationship tag in EE for these relationships. I don’t know quite how I can manage that, though…I haven't been able to figure out how to do what I want to do.
Setup: one channel, for all entries (I really don't want to split them out into different content types.)
Example: A purple shimmer eyeshadow (ENTRY A) is part of a collection (ENTRY B), and both entries are in the same channel. So the eyeshadow would be a child of the collection, and a sibling to all other items (ENTRIES C, D, E) in that collection. So far, okay. But now I want to post links to other similar eyeshadows (let's call them ENTRY 1, ENTRY 2, ENTRY 3) from other collections. They’re eyeshadows from other vendors that are similar to this one. They’re not from the same vendor, they’re not from the same collection, and all the entries are in the same channel. So…how would I display a link to these other “related entries” of my choosing?
I =do= want to: link to up to five other items that are simlar to this item: either its parent collection, OR its children (if it’s a collection or an item in a kit); and other highly similar items from other vendors.
I =don’t= want to: link to any or every other eyeshadow that is also purple and or shimmery.
Here’s an entry with links to related items, relationships created using Playa and tags created using Solspace Tag module.
Currently, I have to designate related entries for each individual entry - which lets me keep things very specific, and is pretty straightforward. Problem is, Playa currently only works with EE2x.