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  • ElegantWeddings
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    Originally posted by sergit View Post
    ok, I got it. Spoon feeding worked! :)
    I just couldn't grasp the idea being a programmer that some parts of the code can only be accessed through settings. What - no file to edit for this?! :)
    Believe me it is better this way too many people go in the code and makes a mess of things. Any one who doesn't know programming does not need to look at any of the back-end files. They way 3DCart has this setup is perfect, works for everyone, even a novice.

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  • sergit
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    ok, I got it. Spoon feeding worked! :)
    I just couldn't grasp the idea being a programmer that some parts of the code can only be accessed through settings. What - no file to edit for this?! :)
    Category header as defined in options goes into [CONTENT] tag in the template.
    So I moved up <!--START: CATEGORY_HEADER--> section with [CONTENT] to have my category banner on very top right below main menu.
    Mission accomplished! Thanks a lot. You've been very helpful.

    Now about those nasty category htmls.... :))

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  • ElegantWeddings
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    Step by Step:
    1. Goto Products>Categories
    2. Click on "Options"to the right of the Category name
    3. Under "Page Content" locate "Category Header"
    4. If you are comfortable with coding make sure "WYSIWYG Mode on/off"is turned off
    5. Put your code in the white space provided:
      Code:
      <div ><img  src="assets/images/your_category_image.jpg"><br />your description of this category blah..blah...blah....</div>
    6. If you prefer "WYSIWYG" leave it on and use the icons on the toolbar (it will appear if you have WYSIWYG is turned on)

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  • sergit
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    Thank you for trying to help. I appreciate it. I must be really slow.
    But this is exactly my question - how do you set the category image in the category header corresponding to the the category?
    There is no image associated with a category in any way (only subcategory),
    there is only one template.
    If I add an image to template category_0.html it obviously goes to all category pages. I was thinking to define an array of images and in template select one by [CATID]. But it didn't work so far.
    I'm sure it must be easy, I just can't get it now.

    Also, while we are on category topic - how do you set category url to be what you want - no domain.com/categoryname_c_7.html crap

    Thank you again

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  • ElegantWeddings
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    you still do it the same way:
    In the Category Header; this is a wysiwyg area that you can put an image and description. See one of our pages, this is how we achieved it:
    Celebration Favors Accessories Wedding Bridal Baby Shower Favors Unique Affordable Luxury Party Accessories

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  • sergit
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    I see now, thank you. But it's not what I meant actually.
    Subcategory icon is visible in product list when you on category page.
    I'm looking for a way to have a custom page for category itself.
    So that every category has it's own custom page with a banner and short description on top of product listing.
    Is there any way to make a custom page and use template script and variables on it? This way I could design a category page the way I want it and use scripting for product listing

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  • ElegantWeddings
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    from my previous post:
    note: this is available for subcategories.

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  • sergit
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    Thank you. But I don't see Category Icon anywhere in Options.
    Could you tell me where it is?

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  • ElegantWeddings
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    Originally posted by sergit View Post
    Hi all,
    I'm new to it and still learning to work with the system.
    Can somebody help me a bit here?
    I'm trying to customize category pages - to have an image and description on top of the page above products for each category.
    All I see is a category template I can alter to change how category page looks.
    But how do I add customization per category?
    Thanks

    You can easily achieve this in the Product > Categories >"Options"
    Category Icon - you can browse your added images and assign one
    note: this is available for subcategories.

    The description should go in your Category Header

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  • sergit
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    Customizing category page

    Hi all,
    I'm new to it and still learning to work with the system.
    Can somebody help me a bit here?
    I'm trying to customize category pages - to have an image and description on top of the page above products for each category.
    All I see is a category template I can alter to change how category page looks.
    But how do I add customization per category?
    Thanks
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