Im having an issue in my category set-up logic

Let's say I sell new/used (including Vintage) Drums/Drum Parts wherein a user can search by new, used or by individual part. So let's say they choose to search by individual part on Cymbals. The search results page should then display a listing of Cymbals should also be grouped by new/used? Right?

So, in setting up my categories I'm coming up with this


  • Drum Sets
  • Cymbals
  • Toms


  • Drum Sets
  • Cymbals
  • Toms

But this seems redundant to me. Can I not achieve my objective WITHOUT all this duplication? So before I go hacking away at this I thought I would get a few pointers from my peers.

Please advise.


you can achieve the same with out the duplication in two ways:

  • create a custom taxonomy for condition (new,used)
  • use a custom field for condition (new,used)

both ways you only need to create each category only once and filter by condition.

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