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Old 04-23-2011, 07:38 AM
 
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Default X-Cart Mega Dropdown Category Menu

  • The ultimate X-Cart mega dropdown category menu!
  • Cleanly coded, pure CSS, no JavaScript, SEO friendly, Valid XHTML
  • Fully dynamic category display, not hard coded
  • Displays root cats/sub cats/sub sub cats (up to three category levels)
  • Adjustable column width (up to 5 columns for the second / third level categories)
  • Adjustable horizontal alignment of each category dropdown
  • Category rows adapt to your chosen column width
  • Variety of menu displays possible depending on your category configuration
  • Option to enable/disable root categories from the mega dropdown
  • Displays categories alphabetically unless you change their order positions
  • Displays category icons and descriptions (optional, v4.4.x only)
  • Display a manufacturers dropdown on the right hand side (optional)
  • Display a speedbar link dropdown on the right hand side (optional)
  • Fully customisable via the stylesheets, basic CSS knowledge recommended
  • CSS3 effects in Firefox/Chrome/Opera/Safari
  • Easy installation, minimal edits
  • Cross-Browser compatible - IE6-9/Firefox/Chrome/Opera/Safari
  • Compatible with all URL rewriting mods
  • Available for X-Cart v4.4.x
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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Default Re: X-Cart Mega Dropdown Category Menu

Was wondering when someone was going to get around to building one of these, nicely done!
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Default Re: X-Cart Mega Dropdown Category Menu

+1 looks great!
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:14 AM
 
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Default Re: X-Cart Mega Dropdown Category Menu

Now includes a manufacturer dropdown - demo
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Default Re: X-Cart Mega Dropdown Category Menu

PhilJ
I assume that The mega menus will work with Smart Templates
Am I correct?
My second question is about whether it is possible to add a link to the right panel of Smart template
The link would be used to link to a wordpress blog.
Would your Home Page Manager handle this?
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:40 AM
 
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Default Re: X-Cart Mega Dropdown Category Menu

Hi Jim, yes the menu should work fine with the Smart Template.

Adding a link to your blog is very simple, just use HTML like this...
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<a href="http://www.yourstore.com/blog">Blog</a>
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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Default Re: X-Cart Mega Dropdown Category Menu

The menu is now available for X-Cart v4.1.x - v4.4.x
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Default Re: X-Cart Mega Dropdown Category Menu

Phil,
Mega Dropdown Menu is SEO friendly ?

If I remove all my category listing & use Mega Dropdown Menu instead then SEO will affected ?
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Default Re: X-Cart Mega Dropdown Category Menu

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Mega Dropdown Menu is SEO friendly ?

Yes, it generates cleanly coded, nested unordered lists (no tables). It also generates valid XHTML code.

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If I remove all my category listing & use Mega Dropdown Menu instead then SEO will affected ?

Even if you need to alter your category structure for the menu, assuming you have a XML sitemaps setup, it won't take long for the likes of Google etc. to re-index your store.

You can use .htaccess 301 redirects for your most important / highest ranked category URLs.
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Default Re: X-Cart Mega Dropdown Category Menu

A demo intregrated into your Smart Template would be usefull.
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