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restodo

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Manage discontinued products
« on: November 26, 2016, 14:45:41 pm »
Hi,

I want to know If you are planning to add something to manage discontinued products.
It's an important function because good practices for search engines are not delete discontinued products.

I've solved temporaly this problem modifying product template but I think it'll be good to have OOB.


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Re: Manage discontinued products
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2016, 16:09:15 pm »
Create your own re-directs for products that you remove from the inventory

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Re: Manage discontinued products
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2016, 16:20:46 pm »
Thanks for your reply but I don't want to remove from the inventory.

It's important to have discontinued products to be compared with new ones.

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Re: Manage discontinued products
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2016, 17:10:58 pm »
But u don't state what u want to do with them....

why not set the stock to 0 and remove the notify button?
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Re: Manage discontinued products
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2016, 17:25:26 pm »
But u don't state what u want to do with them....

why not set the stock to 0 and remove the notify button?

I think discontinued products should be shown last in listing without price and have a marker to notify plugins, for example Customfilters Pro, and then the plugin doesn't take into account in price filter.

Setting stock to 0 and removing Notify button I think it's not solve the problem.

Thanks anyway.

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Re: Manage discontinued products
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2016, 00:10:04 am »
For product prices, Set a end period, so price should not be valid and add to cart is disabled too.
If Customfilters Pro check for price period, this sould solve it at same time.

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Re: Manage discontinued products
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2016, 12:07:14 pm »
try vm 3.0.18.5
http://dev.virtuemart.net/projects/virtuemart/files

there is a checkbox "discontinued" next to "featured" -> you can use this to display a badge in your template or display it on product modul or inside the category section

on product status tab you can use a stockhandle action on product level if its is enabled in main config stockhandle (there is a checkbox to enable the stockhandle on product level)

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Re: Manage discontinued products
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2016, 15:47:41 pm »
try vm 3.0.18.5
http://dev.virtuemart.net/projects/virtuemart/files

there is a checkbox "discontinued" next to "featured" -> you can use this to display a badge in your template or display it on product modul or inside the category section

on product status tab you can use a stockhandle action on product level if its is enabled in main config stockhandle (there is a checkbox to enable the stockhandle on product level)

Thanks for the tip! I'll try.

I understand that VM 3.0.18.5 is still beta, do you know when are you planning to release a stable version?


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Re: Manage discontinued products
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2016, 13:00:18 pm »
I use it on a live site and would say this version is more stable than 3.0.18.

Try it on a test site and if you have no other issues, you should use it on your live site.

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Re: Manage discontinued products
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2016, 14:31:02 pm »
3.0.18.5 fix most stable release bugs from 3.0.18, but this are not tested.
In most case, you have more luck that your problem is solved in 3.0.18.5, but this can add other bugs too.

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Re: Manage discontinued products
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2016, 15:20:10 pm »
I would recommend to be a little bit more careful by saying people should install VM 3.0.18.5 for live pages. It is a developer version and it may not work with all existing templates!!!

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Re: Manage discontinued products
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2016, 15:54:35 pm »
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Try it on a test site and if you have no other issues, you should use it on your live site.

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Re: Manage discontinued products
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2016, 17:26:20 pm »
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Try it on a test site and if you have no other issues, you should use it on your live site.

Thanks for all your answers.
Of course I'll try on test site, I have test, pre and live.

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Re: Manage discontinued products
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2017, 19:57:34 pm »
What is supposed to do?
I checked some products as discontinued, but they still show as normal. And can still be ordered.
Is something that the template should manage?
I mean, a template override should check if product is discontinued and disable price, add to cart, and show a badge?
Or its something tha VM manage directly?
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Re: Manage discontinued products
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2017, 00:06:43 am »
See http://virtuemart.net/news/latest-news/479-virtuemart-3-2-cached-and-optimized

Changelist - backend:
" - added discontinued products "
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