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  • mcl7
    Participant
    # 1 year, 6 months ago

    Many sites not only power their search with ES, Algolia, or Solr but also their related products. This would also mean that recommendations can be influenced by the personalization and other features within Algolia (when insights tracking is in place).

    Overall, this would just make it easier if all related product widgets are powered by the same search service.

    Implementation would require someone to turn off any default related products (or posts) and enable the “Related Products” add-on(?). Settings in the add-on could give someone the option to add related products automatically (attempt to just add the related products to the product page) or (ideally) also allow for a shortcode to be used to display related products.

    When it comes to which products would be displayed I think there should be an option. Some people may just want to display related products based on relevancy to the product being viewed. Some others may want to filter this by brand, attribute, etc.

    The question remains on how to deal with multiple related products (using different filters) are displayed on the product page.

    wpsolr
    Keymaster
    # 1 year, 6 months ago

    This feature can only be implemented theme by theme, or plugin by plugin.
    It requires both a nice display, associated with a query builder. Both are specific to the theme and/or a plugin.
    I have done it for the “MyListing” theme, by replacing the “related listings” query with WPSOLR’s query.

    mcl7
    Participant
    # 1 year, 6 months ago

    “I have done it for the “MyListing” theme, by replacing the “related listings” query with WPSOLR’s query.”
    That’s cool, ideally, it works like many other related product plugins that inherit the style of the product loop set by the theme.
    For example, this is a great related products plugin that requires no effort from the user when installing (in regards to styling):

    Related Products for WooCommerce


    Would you be interested in doing this as a custom job?

    wpsolr
    Keymaster
    # 1 year, 6 months ago

    I had the same dilemma with the infinitescroll feature, which is tightly integrated in themes or specialised plugins.
    I decided to not implement infinitescroll for the same reason: too many themes/plugin addons to build for the feature.

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