The [show_product_catalog] shortcode displays the main catalog listing page content.
If you place the [show_product_catalog] shortcode on your main catalog page (this page can be defined in general catalog settings) the layout for all the catalog pages will be the same as the one defined for the main catalog page.
Shortcode integration settings
If you place the [show_product_catalog] shortcode on the main listing page the following options will appear in the general settings screen:
- Show main catalog page content everywhere – this one is useful if you want to display all the content placed in the main listing page on all catalog pages. It can be any content text or HTML. This way you can also use page builders to build your catalog markup.
- Force product name display – some themes will not display the product name correctly. When you check this checkbox it will be shown by the plugin.
- Move breadcrumbs to the top – this will move the breadcrumbs upper but the styling may not be correct for all themes
- Template – you can choose one of the available templates in your theme for the entire catalog
Using shortcode integration with a page builder
You can even use a page builder to build the layout of the catalog with the shortcode integration.
The shortcode will be always replaced with the correct content for the currently viewed catalog page but all other text/html placed on the main catalog page will be the same for all catalog pages (you should check the Show main catalog page content everywhere checkbox).