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Old 05-25-2004, 07:29 AM
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Default Featured Products as a side menu

heres a simple one. works the same as featured products but just drops it in the side menu instead of in the center.

create a new file called menu_featured.tpl and store it in skin1 dir

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{* $Id: menu_featured.tpl,v 1.8 2004/05/22 Shan Exp $ *} {if $f_products ne ""} {capture name=menu} {section name=num loop=$f_products} <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> {$f_products[num].product} </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <a href=product.php?productid={$products[product].productid}&cat={$cat}&page={$navigation_page}> {include file="product_thumbnail.tpl" productid=$f_products[num].productid image_x=75 product=$f_products[num].product tmbn_url=$f_products[num].tmbn_url} </a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <font class=ProductPrice>{$lng.lbl_our_price}: {include file="currency.tpl" value=$f_products[num].price}</font><font class=MarketPrice>{include file="customer/main/alter_currency_value.tpl" alter_currency_value=$f_products[num].price}</font> </td> </tr> </table> <hr> {/section} {/capture} { include file="menu.tpl" dingbats="dingbats_categorie.gif" menu_title="Featured Items" menu_content=$smarty.capture.menu } {/if}

now open up skin1/customer/home.tpl and insert this where you want the menu item to appear

Code:
{include file="menu_featured.tpl"}

Once youve done that you can remove the old featured products from the center areas.

Open skin1/customer/main/welcome.tpl and remove

Code:
{include file="customer/main/featured.tpl" f_products=$f_products}

Then open skin1/customer/subcategories.tpl and remove or comment out

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{if $f_products ne ""} {include file="customer/main/featured.tpl"} {/if}

Works in 3.5.x but should work in other versions too
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Old 05-25-2004, 08:42 AM
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This is great, Shan. Here's a quick question though. What if you want to leave the featured products on the main page, and also have one additional product that shows in the menu box?
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is there a category.tpl that can replace the featured products?
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Great mod, but how to make it pick 1 product at random?
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Hello I put this mod on my cart and was very impressed, then I clicked the image and got "access denied error ID:33"
I really wanted this mod so I did not give up. I noticed the description above the picture allowed me to link through to the detailed description of the product, so I took a gamble and replaced

<a href=product.php?productid={$products[product].productid}&cat={$cat}&page={$navigation_page}>

with this

<a href=product.php?productid={$f_products[num].productid}}&cat={$cat}&page={$navigation_page}>


and it worked I am not experienced in this and this change is probably very basic but I can feel my head starting to expand already.

Im sure the saying "knows enough to be dangerous" comes to mind when some of you read this.

Hopefully there will not be any side effects from what I have done, because of my lack of knowledge I rely on a good backup and trial and error.
I have my ftp client ready, if I do something that stops the site running (about 8 times so far) I just upload the backup file.

I really like the drop down menus for manufacturers and categories but I cannot find anywhere where I can increase the visible number above 10 categories or manufacturers.
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Increase the # of manufacturers in Gen. Settings/Module Options

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Well that certainly stopped my head getting too big, thanks for that.
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Great mod, does anyone know how to display the featured products on every page?
What I want to do is display the featured products that appear on the home page on all other pages not just the products that have been selected for the current category
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Great mod, does anyone know how to display the featured products on every page?
What I want to do is display the featured products that appear on the home page on all other pages not just the products that have been selected for the current category

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Anyone find away to put this featured products menu on every page (global) throughout the entire site?
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