Fix site structure to allow content pages to have sub-pagesAnswered
Currently the platform structure only allows for content pages to be 1 level deep, Home > Content page. Our site has a legitimate design reason for having content pages with numerous sub-pages up to 3 levels deep, Home > Content page > Sub-content page > Sub-sub-content page. But because of the platform's limited definition of what a content page should be, breadcrumbs don't work for the entire content part of our site (around 300 pages). I would like to see an update that allows Americommerce customers to structure their websites in the way that is best for their business and most beneficial to their customers. Having a consistent breadcrumb structure across the entire website no matter whether the pages are content pages or product pages would harm no one and would benefit customers like us who may have slightly different design needs that the average customer.
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A cool way to do this would be to use category and products, instead of content pages. You can create an Alternate Layout for the category and products that will turn them into the functional equivalent of a content page. This is done by creating an alternate layout and removing stuff like the add to cart, price, etc, and leaving the product description (which becomes the "content"). In the admin, you'll see categories and products, but on the front-end, customers won't know the difference, if the right tweaks are made to the layouts.
This is exactly what we do for the apps pages mericommerce.com. Here's an example: https://www.americommerce.com/avalara-avatax -- that's a product page, but it looks like a content page.
Hope this helps.
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