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  • pingu
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    Using "dummy" nodes Link to this post


    I'm just wondering what the best way to create "dummy" nodes in the site-tree is? I would be using these nodes purely to organise pages in the back-end, so the nodes themselves would not be pages, but contain pages underneath them.

    For example, let's say I have a node called "Products". Underneath it, I have "Books, Pencils, Chairs". Products itself is not a page, but it's used to organise the product categories, as well as generate a menu which displays the product categories.

    Currently I'm using redirector pages that aren't visible in the menu and search, and redirect the dummy node to the homepage.
    I'm wondering if there's a better way to do this, or if anyone has any other ideas?

  • banal
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    Re: Using "dummy" nodes Link to this post


    I think using Redirector Pages is a good approach for that. Instead of redirecting to the homepage, I would suggest to redirect to the first child of the dummy node.

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