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Listing Template Builder - Hide Store Categories that do not have any items listed
Debbie A
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January 18, 2014 - 10:29 am
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With the Listing Template Builder, how can I hide my store categories that currently have zero products listed within them (which are usually hidden by eBay when they are empty)?

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Matthew Ogborne

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January 18, 2014 - 11:15 am
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Hi Debbie,

I was just trying to find the thread I made on this topic in the LastDropofInk forums.

Basically eBay give us all your store categories, but they don’t tell us which categories have products in them and which ones don’t. Technically it is possible to work out which categories have products in them, by keeping track of your eBay listings, however that gets deep real fast and causes a massive overhead.

There are two far simpler ways around this:

1. Move the categories into a sub category
The dynamic categories in the eBay listing template builder only show the top level categories in your eBay store. So if you were to move the empty ones into a sub category they would not show.

2. With some CSS (a Style Sheet)
Each one of your categories in the store categories widget have their own unique class, for example your “Vermeil” category has the class “6728147018” applied to it (which is the eBay store category number). So with a little CSS, we can make these hide.

Let’s pick on both that category and the “Tights” category which is 5882254018

If you put this in your listing template anywhere, it will make them hide:

<style type="text/css">
.6728147018,
.5882254018 {
display: none;
}
</style>

Does that help or have I completely lost you?

Matt

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Debbie A
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January 18, 2014 - 11:26 am
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That makes sense to me Matt so thanks so much (luckily I understand css so that is an advantage as well)

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Annette Winter
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January 18, 2014 - 8:52 pm
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Thanks for that useful tip Matt. Something to keep in mind if the need arises.

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Matthew Ogborne

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January 19, 2014 - 8:54 am
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Howdy Annette, Debbie,

Phew, you both know CSS, ace!

Matt

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