Creating a custom theme, I have to alter the way WooCommerce behaves when displaying a product category.
The default behavior is to display subcategories and/or products for user-selected category. For example subcategories and/or products for sub-sub-category_a when requesting
What I want to achieve is to either:
- keep the default behavior if current category has no parent (ie
- alter the default behavior if current category has a parent (
https://wordpress_site/product-category/category_a/sub-category_a/sub-sub-category_a/) and instead display the products for the parent category sub-category_a instead of the products for the current category sub-sub-category_a
In my opinion, I have to alter the $wp_query when archive-product.php template is called, but I have no clue how to achieve this the right way. Could you please help me?
To answer the question "why?", the aim is top add a select box with the children categories on top of the page and dynamically filter the product list client side to either only show products for the selected category or all the products if none or an "all categories" option is selected.