Virtuemart 3.0.4 Joomla 3.3.6.
I am trying to figure out what's the way to setup the following in virtuemart.
I have the Main store's view with a menu item of type : VM Category Layout. It is set to show all categories with top level category the root category.
The page displays all categories. Now, clicking on a category, I want to open that Category's Browse Products view.
But this is not happening.
The problem is that both the above views are controlled by the same menu item. And this menu item, has an option called "Page Layout", with options: Categories, or Default.
Categories will display child categories of a parent category, while Default will display products from a category.
On my menu item I have this set to categories, in order to display all categories.
All categories without a menu item dedicated to them, if clicked from that view, will open under that same itemid. However the view seems to inherits its page layout setting from that menu item (set to display categories) and won't display the products browse view of a selected category.
I would like to avoid creating menu items for each category, as it would make it easier for the store owner to change the categories and those they will automatically be updated in the front-end, without touching menu items at all.
I am thinking to create overrides to deal with this, but first I would like to ensure that I am not missing anything obvious.
Have you ever come across this situation with VM ? Or is it possible that this is a "silly" setting somewhere ?