In the past I have added a few products that might benefit from being in 2 or more categories (such as ornate brass buttons that could go into 'spares' and into 'accessories') but I've taken the option of keeping it simple with 1 just category for each item.
Due to new products being added, this situation is about to get to a point where I am missing some opportunities for interesting/useful categories by limiting each product in this way - such as 'German' (which would include German lederhosen and their specific spares and accessories) and Austiran (which would include Austiran lederhosen and their specific spares and accessories)
I have the method for associating more than 1 category per product, but I can't settle on an option for setting the breadcrumbs at the top of the 'detail' page.
Here are my options, as I see them.
- Just show the 'default' breadcrumb trail, no matter where they came from (and rely on the user to hit the back button to return to the category they chose)
- Show all the possible breadcrumb trails for each product, one above the other
I've seen all of these used on professional sites, so I'm not sure which way to go.
I think I like option 3 the best, but that then raises the question of which method to use - I'm programming in PHP so I would prefer the $_SESSION variable, but is that what you would use? Why/why not? GET would be easy but would create pseudo-new-pages messing up my stats.
Thanks in advance, any input is appreciated.