Jordzjoestar
2021-01-18T00:40:41Z
When creating a new product there is an option to add "Alternate Search Keywords". I am hoping to use these keywords like tags.

Is there a way to display these "Alternate Search Keywords" for each product?

I am trying to create a tag list to filter through products. If i can get these keywords to display, it would be a step forward for me 🙂
Will Strohl
2021-01-19T20:11:27Z
Hello:

You'll find a feature for this in the documentation article below.

https://hotcakescommerce...ategory-Name-Description 
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Bryan
2021-01-20T20:23:48Z
Originally Posted by: Will Strohl 

Hello:

You'll find a feature for this in the documentation article below.

https://hotcakescommerce...ategory-Name-Description 



Hi Will, thanks for your reply.

The article you have linked to is in relation to the category names and description where as this question is asking about the "Alternate Search Keywords" in relation to a product. Whilst we understand that the intention of these is to load up to a product and be used by the front end user to search for a product via these terms we are wondering if we could populate a section in our product list in the front end with these terms, effectively creating a tag cloud with them.

Any thoughts on how this might be achieved would be greatly appreciated.
Will Strohl
2021-01-21T21:33:30Z
Ah... You definitely can. I don't have a code sample prepared for you, but you'll want to create some custom logic for the tag cloud functionality based on keywords and their frequency, and pull them from the hcc_ProductTranslation table. It would be best to use the server-side API if you can (instead of going directly to the database), and I'd also suggest using the main keywords and not the alternate ones.
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Bryan
2021-01-21T21:41:10Z
Originally Posted by: Will Strohl 

Ah... You definitely can. I don't have a code sample prepared for you, but you'll want to create some custom logic for the tag cloud functionality based on keywords and their frequency, and pull them from the hcc_ProductTranslation table. It would be best to use the server-side API if you can (instead of going directly to the database), and I'd also suggest using the main keywords and not the alternate ones.



Awesome thanks Will, I think that will head us in the right direction! Can you expand on why you'd use the main search words over the alternative? As the finished store is going to be focused around selling photography there probably won't be a lot of descriptive text in the titles or product description itself hence the thoughts around using the alternatives.

Will Strohl
2021-02-03T06:53:07Z
Unless the words are going to be completely different, it's just more work to maintain and the search feature in Hotcakes could be adversely impacted for customers.
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