We've just launched a major update to our product catalogue feature. Since it has been useful only to bigger and more complex sites, this update brings simple-to-use catalogs closer to anyone using Edicy.

Omaasi.ee product catalog
Product catalog on the Omaasi website created by Velvet.

Our product catalogue tool lets you define custom objects models. Models have fields that site editor can fill to create objects based on these object definitions. These objects can be listed on site or displayed separately on dedicated pages.

Edicy product catalogs admin tool
This is how the product catalogue admin views look like in Edicy.

So it is more than just product catalogues. It lets you create objects for almost any purpose, basically. Therefore we call it “Catalogue”, which is generic enough. A few examples you can use the catalogue for: 

  • List products with images, descriptions, prices
  • Create page with your company employees, each having their name, photo, contact information listed.
  • Set up job board with available job positions and their descriptions on your company.
In order to build up catalogue on site, you need three things:

  1. Define object model that is a "template" to all objects in catalogue. Model declares the fields that each object in catalogue has. Examples of object model would be "Product", "Employee", "Job offer", each having their respective field sets. This is what we launched with this week's update.
  2. Create pages where objects will be displayed. At the moment every object in catalogue needs a page where it belongs to, otherwise it cannot be seen by your site visitors. This is the part that is a work-in-progress in Edicy. In order to create these pages you need to customize your site design. We will roll out support for catalogues in stock designs in the near-future.
  3. Add objects to these pages with selected object types. This means creating objects with the fields defined on their respective models. Object editor also got a big overhaul this week. 
Please note that our product catalog feature is not a "one size fits all"-shoe solution by design in itself. Our approach aims to target these most generic usage scenarios. If catalog falls short on anything it is always possible to make Edicy work together with custom systems.

It is also tempting to reveal that new product catalogue also has a public API in private testing you can later use to modify objects outside Edicy user interface. More on that soon! 

Replies to this post

  • Dimi Jan 20

    That would be very nice to see a source code for the above mentioned Omaasi website. Or at least some kind of tutorial with an example featuring equivalent functionality.

  • مرحب بكم Feb 27

    اهلآ وسهلآ بكم في موقع الحوتكوم

  • Clarisa Jul 05

    Hello!

    I am trying to build a website for a tea company. So, for showing the product to the customer, I would like to make a catalog, but I don't know how to do it. After creating my catalog, and adding my products, I never got to see them... The link to (what I think is) my catalog, is there. But when I click on it, I just get a thing that says "next step- you need a catalog page". When I click on that, it takes me to the structure view, and when I click on the page where I want my catalog to be on, it takes me to the preview of my site.

    Anyway. Long story short, how can I create a catalog and then add it to one of my pages? I review the FAQs, but I found nothing on that.

    Thanks a lot!

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