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Old 07-16-2007, 04:24 AM
 
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Ok, you've made me curious, what other form of navigation are you using?

We made some particular modifications into how navigation of categories, sub-categories and products go with X-Cart's logic. First off we keep our sidebar menu for categories pretty much the standard one, except that it doesn't keep root categories it follows the user as they go deeper into our tree. Second I made code modifications to products.php and product.php to ensure that the category menu still displays no matter what (in this case it displays the last level they were in when they visited the products).

The other is we modified how a user browses our site, instead of constantly using the sidebar menu I made modifications to subcategories.tpl (and cloned it for the welcome.tpl file) that displays a list of categories and then their subcategories or products in a column'd list. This makes for much easier navigation in our site. A screenshot of what it looks like with both categories that have subcategories and categories that only have products occupying the same tree.

We also limit the list of products in this layout to about no more than 6 to prevent severe flooding.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:23 AM
 
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Thanks nevets1219, I got further with that under 4.1.8 than with the Alltribes solution. You're referencing a class called "flyoutlast" that doesn't appear in the CSS you reference (which has one class, called menu). Is there a way you can post the CSS you used? It looks like the web reference you provide might contain a different or updated CSS.

Thanks.

The 2nd link in my post (found here) has mentioned a "last" and that's where I got it from. I hope I used it correctly. My CSS is essentially the one generated from the Menu Builder and that other paged linked above. To be honest, I didn't really pay attention to see what display changes it made though :P

On a side note, I've used "escape" modifiers in my code, it might screw up the display of your categories depending on what you have (ie your categories should have & and not & otherwise the 'escape' modifier will screw things up). Remove it as you feel necessary.

PhilJ, glad your version is one step closer to perfection if it's not already there
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:54 PM
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I was looking for something just like this! What would I need to do to make this function within my current template and categories? I replaced the { include file="customer/categories.tpl" } with the { include file="menu/menu.tpl" } and lost the categories layout of the website.
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To use this in 4.1x you just need to fix the menu.tpl to display your categories as an unordered list. The CSS and JS should work the same. There is no need for any tables or IE conditional statements if you use the CSS and JS I provided.
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Thank you for the reply. I realized from your response I had the wrong version of X-Cart listed. I actually have 4.0.13. Would the needed changes be the same?
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alltribes, nice mod, but doesn't work properly in 4.1.8 (as "$allcategories" doesn't list all of the categories by default in 4.1.

also, the template itself could be cleaned up a bit as well. i'll post a revised copy later
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Thank you for the reply. I realized from your response I had the wrong version of X-Cart listed. I actually have 4.0.13. Would the needed changes be the same?

Hmm, it should work. Does anything at all show up?
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yes, the "current" level of categories are retrieved, but not all, so it doesn't recurse deeper

in 4.1, the request for the categories array is handled by this bit of code:
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# # Gather the array of categories and extract into separated arrays: # $all_categories, $categories and $subcategories # if (($current_area == "C" && defined("GET_ALL_CATEGORIES")) || defined('MANAGE_CATEGORIES')) { $_categories = func_get_categories_list($cat); } elseif($current_area == "C") { $_categories = func_get_categories_list($cat, true, "current"); } else { $_categories = func_get_categories_list($cat, true, "all"); }

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the only place i found GET_ALL_CATEGORIES defined was in search.php, so for my site, I added the define to the top of home.php:
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define("GET_ALL_CATEGORIES",true);

that fixed up the need for the nested categories. i also fixed up some of the logic (if statements) in the code. i'll prepare a proper post tonight with full instructions (will be similar to your first post)
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Posted this thread for your mod, for 4.1.x, you can see my code changes there, and I gave full credit to you

http://forum.x-cart.com/showthread.php?p=178820
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alltribes,

Thank you for the great mod! I am trying to integrate this with my current layout. Here are the two templates. How can I mix these two templates to match my current layout?

CATEGORY TEMPLATE (CURRENT CATEGORY TEMPLATE)

{* $Id: categories.tpl,v 1.23 2004/06/24 09:53:29 max Exp $ *}
<div id="categories">
{capture name=menu}
{if $active_modules.Fancy_Categories ne ""}
{include file="`$fancycategories_config.modules_path`/fancy_categories.tpl"}
{else}
{if $config.General.root_categories eq "Y"}
{section name=cat_num loop=$categories}
{* SAFETYNET DSEFU MOD *}
{if $enable_seo_links == "Y"}
<FONT class="CategoriesList"><A href="{seo_link cat_name=$categories[cat_num].category cat_id=$categories[cat_num].categoryid}" class="VertMenuItems_top">{$categories[cat_num].category}</A></FONT>
{else}
<FONT class="CategoriesList"><A href="home.php?cat={$categories[cat_num].categoryid}" class="VertMenuItems_top">{$categories[cat_num].category}</A></FONT>
{/if}
{* END SAFETYNET DSEFU MOD *}
{/section}
{else} {section name=cat_num loop=$subcategories}
{if $enable_seo_links == "Y"}
<FONT class="CategoriesList"><A href="{seo_link cat_name=$subcategories[cat_num].category cat_id=$subcategories[cat_num].categoryid}" class="VertMenuItems_top">{$subcategories[cat_num].category}</A></FONT>
{else}
<FONT class="CategoriesList"><A href="home.php?cat={$subcategories[cat_num].categoryid}" class="VertMenuItems_top">{$subcategories[cat_num].category}</A></FONT>
{/if}
{* END SAFETYNET DSEFU MOD *}
{/section}
{/if}
{/if}
{/capture}
{ include file="menu_categories.tpl" dingbats="dingbats_categorie.gif" menu_title=$lng.lbl_categories menu_content=$smarty.capture.menu }
</div>

MENU TEMPLATE (YOUR MOD)

<ul id="navmenu">
{section name=l1_cat_num loop=$categories}
{if $categories[l1_cat_num].parentid eq 0}
<li><a href="home.php?cat={$categories[l1_cat_num].categoryid}" alt="{$categories[l1_cat_num].category}">{$categories[l1_cat_num].category}{if $categories[l1_cat_num].subcategory_count gt 0}+</a>{else}</a></li>{/if}
{if $categories[l1_cat_num].subcategory_count gt 0}
<ul>
{section name=l2_cat_num loop=$allcategories}
{if $allcategories[l2_cat_num].parentid eq $categories[l1_cat_num].categoryid}
<li><a href="home.php?cat={$allcategories[l2_cat_num].categoryid}" alt="{$allcategories[l2_cat_num].category}">{$allcategories[l2_cat_num].category}{if $allcategories[l2_cat_num].subcategory_count gt 0}+</a>{else}</a></li>{/if}
{if $allcategories[l2_cat_num].subcategory_count gt 0}
<ul>
{section name=l3_cat_num loop=$allcategories}
{if $allcategories[l3_cat_num].parentid eq $allcategories[l2_cat_num].categoryid}
<li><a href="home.php?cat={$allcategories[l3_cat_num].categoryid}" alt="{$allcategories[l3_cat_num].category}">{$allcategories[l3_cat_num].category}{if $allcategories[l3_cat_num].subcategory_count gt 0}+</a>{else}</a></li>{/if}
{if $allcategories[l3_cat_num].subcategory_count gt 0}
<ul>
{section name=l4_cat_num loop=$allcategories}
{if $allcategories[l4_cat_num].parentid eq $allcategories[l3_cat_num].categoryid}
<li><a href="home.php?cat={$allcategories[l4_cat_num].categoryid}" alt="{$allcategories[l4_cat_num].category}">{$allcategories[l4_cat_num].category}</a></li>
{/if}{/section}</ul></li>
{/if}{/if}{/section}</ul></li>
{/if}{/if}{/section}</ul></li>
{/if}{/if}{/section}</ul>
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