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    I think this might be a bug - or should be something that needs to be fixed. If you have an item that is Out of Stock and cannot be backordered, on the Product Page, you have no Add to Cart Button -- but you still do on the Category page -- which confuses customers.

    I'm wondering if there is a way to change "add to cart" on Category pages to "More Info" that takes them to the Product Page or better still hide the add to cart button.
    Joe Arbogast

  • #2
    Hey Joe - you can do that, but it'd be universal on the category pages, and not dependent on stock. Basically you would remove the variable for the add-to-cart-text, and type in "More Info". Of course, you'd only do this on the category template, so Add to Cart (or whatever your add to cart text is) will still show elsewhere.

    If you're going to do this then you may want to think about doing something similar for the search results page, too.
    - Dean P. e-commerce and small business consulting


    • #3
      Thanks Dean -- was hoping for a better solution where the button could be removed if the item was not able to be ordered -- Maybe a UserVoice suggestion is in order.
      Joe Arbogast


      • #4
        I did this for our category page...

        If it's out of stock a waiting list link appears. If it's instock you can add the number you want.

        I made a sort of "category as item" tempate for items where we have many different styles of the same thing. I didn't want to use variations, as then we couldn't show one style being about of stock, or have a waiting list for a particular style.

        NOTE: I think 3d cart now supports this within a normal item, but I set it up like this a few years ago, when it did not.

        In each product we have it forward to this page... So in search results they come up individually, but when you click on one, it takes you to the category page , instead of the item page.

        Anyway, if that's what your looking for I can scrounge the code up for the waiting list on category page button, instead of checkout button.


        • #5
          If it's simple code just to display the waiting list button if out of stock, that would work.

          Joe Arbogast