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I am very new to WooCommerce and Wordpress. I am currently creating a website using both and I'm having trouble assigning a custom template to a specific category and all its ancestor categories.

I managed to isolate the file that calls the template file (taxonomy-product-cat.php) and I have added a condition as follows:

    if ( is_product_category( 'parent-category-slug', 'product_cat') || is_product_category('ancestor-category-slug') ) {
        woocommerce_get_template('archive-product-parent-category-slug.php');
    } else {
        woocommerce_get_template( 'archive-product.php' ); }

This works, but the problem I have with this is that if at any stage I add any more sub-categories I then have to hardcode them into the condition. I would like to add a function or any other code that would solve this for me.

I have looked at a lot of possible solutions but can't make any of it work for me "cat_is_ancestor_of" did not work and neither did using "is_term". Maybe I'm just not doing it correctly. Please help.

I am working in a child theme so I am not too concerned about changing files and the implications for when the site is upgraded.

Thank you in advance.

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