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Old 05-16-2007, 10:15 AM
 
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I have read through this thread & am a bit confused as to what code I need to use to get the sub-category thumbs to show up. I tried a few different things that were shown here but could not get it to function properly so I restored the original subcategories.tpl file to our site.

Can someone post the latest, functional code again please?
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:50 PM
 
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http://forum.x-cart.com/showthread.php?t=3848&page=14
mrkenzie post #137

This works with 4.1.7
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Old 05-26-2007, 08:40 AM
 
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mrkenzie post #137 does indeed work with v4.1.7. Thank you!

When checking the html output it seems that the table cells are not closed ie: <td>subcategory icon <td>subcategory icon etc. with no closing </td> tags. Anyone know where/how to fix this?

FIXED:
code: subcategories.tpl:
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{if $subcategories}
<table cellspacing="5" width="100%" border="0">
<tr>
{foreach from=$subcategories item=subcat}

{if $tmp is div by 3}
</tr><tr><td colspan="3"></td></tr><tr valign="top">
{/if}

{ if $tmp and $first_subcat ne "Y" }
{assign var="tmp" value=0}
{assign var="first_subcat" value="Y"}
{/if}

<td class="ColumnTitles" valign="top"><a title="{$subcat.description}" href="home.php?cat={ $subcat.categoryid }"><font class="ItemsList">{ $subcat.category|escape }</font><br /><img src="{if $subcat.icon_url}{$subcat.icon_url}{else}{$xcart_w eb_dir}/default_image.gif{/if}" alt="" />

</a></td>

{if $config.Appearance.count_products eq "Y"}
{if $subcat.product_count}{ $subcat.product_count } {$lng.lbl_products}
{elseif $subcat.subcategory_count}{ $subcat.subcategory_count } {$lng.lbl_categories|lower}
{else} 0 Products
{/if}
{/if}
{assign var="tmp" value=$tmp+1}
{/foreach}
</tr></table>
{/if}
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:30 PM
 
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Default Re: Mod for subcategories in columns with descriptions and icons

Quote:
Originally Posted by hhiker
I have read through this thread & am a bit confused as to what code I need to use to get the sub-category thumbs to show up. I tried a few different things that were shown here but could not get it to function properly so I restored the original subcategories.tpl file to our site.

Can someone post the latest, functional code again please?

the post on page 14 works (mrkenzie's, post #137 from the link above) for 4.1.8. tested. you just need to save your category icons to the filesystem and not the database. i have yet to see a working code for calling images from the database.

you can set where the images are saved thru the images location in your x-cart admin page. hope that helps.

i seem to be having an issue with the descriptions though. if i use the wysiwyg mode to type in the description it shows the html tags when you hover over the subcat title. has anyone been able to make it work with wysiwyg mode without showing the html tags?
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Old 07-08-2007, 05:38 PM
 
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Default Re: Mod for subcategories in columns with descriptions and icons

I actually got it working some time last week. I just have been so busy with modifying the cart & other things at work I did not get back here to post.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:37 AM
 
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Default Re: Mod for subcategories in columns with descriptions and icons

I've implemented the code listed on page 14 of this thread and found it to be straight forward to get working. I have, however, noticed that the subcategory description alongside the image is a link (good) with the alt tag being the sub category description (also good) except it displays the <h1> and <\h1> header tags.

Can anyone point me towards where the subcategory description header is formed so that I can use it before the <h1> tags are added? ...or does anyone know how to strip leading/trailing characters from strings?
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:59 AM
 
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Default Re: Mod for subcategories in columns with descriptions and icons

As has been the case with all my posts I shall now answer my own question:

To remove the header 1 tags from the title of the subcategory links using the code on page 14 I have used the strip_tags variable modifier as follows:

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<td class="ColumnTitles" valign="top"><a title="{$subcat.description|strip_tags:false}" href="home.php?cat={ $subcat.categoryid }"><img src="{if $subcat.icon_url}{$subcat.icon_url}{else}{$xcart_web_dir}/default_image.gif{/if}" alt="{$subcat.category|escape}" /><BR /> <font class="ItemsList">{ $subcat.category|escape}:</font></a>

I just love it when code does what you want it to!
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:08 PM
 
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How do I get the code below for message 182 to be centered under image?

Please help

Jason

Quote:
Originally Posted by karentown
OK, all done and working now on version 4.0.19 as seen here:

http://www.partypresence.co.uk/store/home.php?cat=248

The subcategories code is:

Code:
{* $Id: subcategories.tpl,v 1.43.2.9 2006/06/27 08:22:01 svowl Exp $ *} {if $active_modules.Bestsellers ne "" and $config.Modules.bestsellers_menu ne "Y"} {include file="modules/Bestsellers/bestsellers.tpl"} {/if} {if $active_modules.Special_Offers and $category_offers} <BR><BR> {include file="modules/Special_Offers/customer/category_offers_short_list.tpl"} {/if} {if ($navigation_page eq "")||($navigation_page eq "1")}{$current_category.description}<BR><BR>{/if} {capture name=dialog} {assign var="tmp" value="0"} {section name=cat_num loop=$subcategories} {if $subcategories[cat_num].category}{assign var="tmp" value="1"}{/if} {/section} {if $subcategories} <table cellspacing="5" width="100%" border="0"> <tr> {foreach from=$subcategories item=subcat} {if $tmp is div by 3} </tr><tr><td colspan="3"></td></tr><tr valign="top"> {/if} { if $tmp and $first_subcat ne "Y" } {assign var="tmp" value=0} {assign var="first_subcat" value="Y"} {/if} <td class="ColumnTitles" valign="top"><a title="{$subcat.description}" href="home.php?cat={ $subcat.categoryid }"><img src="{if $subcat.icon_url}{$subcat.icon_url}{else}{$xcart_web_dir}/default_image.gif{/if}" alt="" align="middle" <br><left> <font class="ItemsList">{ $subcat.category|escape }</font></a> {if $config.Appearance.count_products eq "Y"} {/if} {assign var="tmp" value=$tmp+1} {/foreach} </table> {/if} {if $tmp and $products ne "" } <BR clear="left"> <HR size="1" noshade> {/if} {if $products} {if $sort_fields} <DIV align="right">{include file="main/search_sort_by.tpl" sort_fields=$sort_fields selected=$search_prefilled.sort_field direction=$search_prefilled.sort_direction url="home.php?cat=`$cat`&"}</DIV> {/if} {if $total_pages gt 2} <BR> { include file="customer/main/navigation.tpl" } {/if} <BR> {include file="customer/main/products.tpl" products=$products} {/if} {if $products eq "" and $tmp eq "0"} {$lng.txt_no_products_in_cat} {/if} {/capture} {include file="dialog.tpl" title=$current_category.category content=$smarty.capture.dialog extra="width=100%"} {if $products eq ""} {if $f_products ne ""} <P> {include file="customer/main/featured.tpl"} {/if} {/if} { include file="customer/main/navigation.tpl" }

Hope that helps someone! Thanks so much for the emails Robbert .... couldnt have done it without you!!!!
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:37 AM
 
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Default Re: Mod for subcategories in columns with descriptions and icons

I have tried the code from post 137 and I see no difference. What could I be doing wrong?

I have ver 4.1.8. I made the changes to skin1.css, include/categories.php, and skin1/customer/main/subcategories.tpl. Uploaded the files, refreshed my frontpage of the store and no changes....

Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:36 PM
 
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I can't believe it that X-Cart still hasn't fix this "problem" since several release ago.

If someone from Xcart reading this, PLEASE consider getting this added as an option on the next release!!!
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