Page (Menu Item) vs Custom Page Type set as Product Section?

Fahlgren Mortine asked on January 18, 2017 21:57

While creating a product catalog, I am creating products as a custom Page Type with "Page type represents a product type" checked, but I don't see the benefit to setting the product's parent pages (which are product categories) as Page Types with "Page type represents a product section" checked. I'm sure I'm missing something. Can someone please explain why I might want to use a Product Section with "Page type represents a product section" checked as opposed to a standard Page (Menu Item) when organizing a product site tree? Thanks!

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Ilesh Mistry answered on January 18, 2017 23:15

Hi Fahlgren

If you look at the example from Kentico Dancing Goat, this would be a good sample site to look at. It has various products e.g. different coffees, accessories etc... All custom page types that sit under the Page Menu page type as the parent.

Page Menu page type, already by default from the Kentico installation has the 'Page type represent a product section' selected. It helps to structure the products.

So as it comes out of the box, it saves you creating Custom Page Types for the parent, but you don't need to use it if you don't want to, you can create custom page types instead and then select the option 'Page type represents a product section'.

The important part of selecting 'Page type represents a product section' is that when you go to the Products section in Kentico, Kentico knows to display your products in this organised way. If you look at removing this option for Page Menu item, you will see what I mean.

Hope this helps.

Thanks Ilesh

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