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Change category layout

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Hello,

 

I'm not sure how best to describe this, but when you click a category to the left, in the center of the page, it repeats the category, following by "new for this month", so you have the option of continuing to click the left bar for further subs, or the category tags laid out in the middle of the page.

 

If I want to get rid of the category tags in the middle of the page, and just use the left bar, what file do i need to alter, I've tried several and can't seem to find it.

 

An example would be:

 

http://www.vsauctions.com/index.php/cPath/1

 

I don't want the following to appear above the New Products for July:

 

30 - 32 34 36

 

38 and up

 

Thanks as always :)

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I would also like to be able to do this if anyone knows how?

 

Thanks

 

Mark

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BACK UP FIRST!

 

The section that displays this info is in catalog/index.php from about line 80 to line 109.

 

I commented out that entire range and ran a few pages - it appears to eliminate what you desired without any other ill effects. Leave the opening php tag on line 79 and start commenting out at line 80, then continue commenting down to the line that says

// needed for the new products module shown below

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Hi mugitty,

 

That removed the sub cat's from the main page but the page is now blank, which piece of code will remove the actual link from the categories menu (obviously not the sub-cat's just top level).

 

Thanks

 

Mark

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Mark;

 

I'm not sure what you're trying to do. What I posted above was in answer to removing the categories listing that shows in the main part of the page. If one removes the category picture (and title) and the listing, that will indeed leave the main part of the page empty except for the new items box.

 

If you are trying to remove the link for the category that you happen to be in from the categories box in the left column, I don't know how to do that and am curious why one would want to.

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Hi mugitty,

 

The reason I want the top level category link removed is because all my categories have sub-categories and I only want the sub-categories to have clickable links.

 

I want to remove the unnecessary extra links so that the customer will click the sub-category link and go straight to the product listing page.

 

Has anyone done this or would know how to do it?

 

Thanks

 

Mark

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Hi,

 

I have found the code for the category links, it is in the catalog/includes/boxes/category_dhtml.php file.

 

This is the code:

 

<!-- categories //-->

         <tr>
           <td>
<?php
/*
 Dynamic DHTL MenuBar for category listing v 0.2.1
 This is a combination of modified categories.php and
 HV Menu javacript written by Ger Versluis (c) 2000 version 5.411 24 December 2001 (updated Jan 31st, 2003 by Dynamic Drive for Opera7)
*	HV Menu found on Dynamic Drive ONLY may be used on both commercial and non commerical sites	*
*	For info about HV Menu write to menus@burmees.nl 	 

 Modifications for osCommerce menuBar_0_2 made by John Guerra 2/9/2003
 oscommerce@apodigm.com
*/
 define('LEFT_LINK_HEIGHT',20);
 define('LEFT_LINK_WIDTH',BOX_WIDTH);

 $info_box_contents = array();
 $info_box_contents[] = array('align' => 'left',
                              'text'  => BOX_HEADING_CATEGORIES
                             );
 new infoBoxHeading($info_box_contents, true, false);
?>
<script type='text/javascript'>
/********************************************************************************
*************************************************************
*	(c) Ger Versluis 2000 version 5.411 24 December 2001 (updated Jan 31st, 2003 by Dynamic Drive for Opera7)
*	HV Menu found on Dynamic Drive ONLY may be used on both commercial and non commerical sites	*
*	For info write to menus@burmees.nl               *
*       This script featured on Dynamic Drive DHTML code library: http://www.dynamicdrive.com
********************************************************************************
**************************************************************/

var LowBgColor='transparent'; 	 // Background color when mouse is not over
var LowSubBgColor='white'; 	 // Background color when mouse is not over on subs
var HighBgColor='transparent'; 	 // Background color when mouse is over
var HighSubBgColor='white'; 	 // Background color when mouse is over on subs
var FontLowColor='black'; 	 // Font color when mouse is not over
var FontSubLowColor='black'; 	 // Font color subs when mouse is not over
var FontHighColor='#6699cc'; 	 // Font color when mouse is over
var FontSubHighColor='#6699cc'; 	 // Font color subs when mouse is over
var BorderColor='transparent'; 	 // Border color
var BorderSubColor='#6699cc'; 	 // Border color for subs
var BorderWidth=1;    // Border width
var BorderBtwnElmnts=0; 	 // Border between elements 1 or 0
var FontFamily="Verdana, Arial, sans-serif"	// Font family menu items
var FontSize=8;    // Font size menu items
var FontBold=0;    // Bold menu items 1 or 0
var FontItalic=0;    // Italic menu items 1 or 0
var MenuTextCentered='left'; 	 // Item text position 'left', 'center' or 'right'
var MenuCentered='left'; 	 // Menu horizontal position 'left', 'center' or 'right'
var MenuVerticalCentered='top';  // Menu vertical position 'top', 'middle','bottom' or static
var ChildOverlap=.0;    // horizontal overlap child/ parent
var ChildVerticalOverlap=.0; 	 // vertical overlap child/ parent
var StartTop=1;    // Menu offset x coordinate
var StartLeft=0;    // Menu offset y coordinate
var VerCorrect=0;    // Multiple frames y correction
var HorCorrect=0;    // Multiple frames x correction
var LeftPaddng=2;    // Left padding
var TopPaddng=1;    // Top padding
var DissapearDelay=500; 	 // delay before menu folds in

var FirstLineHorizontal=0; 	 // SET TO 1 FOR HORIZONTAL MENU, 0 FOR VERTICAL
var MenuFramesVertical=1; 	 // Frames in cols or rows 1 or 0
var TakeOverBgColor=1; 	 // Menu frame takes over background color subitem frame
var FirstLineFrame='navig'; 	 // Frame where first level appears
var SecLineFrame='space'; 	 // Frame where sub levels appear
var DocTargetFrame='space'; 	 // Frame where target documents appear
var TargetLoc='MenuBar';    // span id for relative positioning
var HideTop=0;    // Hide first level when loading new document 1 or 0
var MenuWrap=1;    // enables/ disables menu wrap 1 or 0
var RightToLeft=0;    // enables/ disables right to left unfold 1 or 0
var UnfoldsOnClick=0; 	 // Level 1 unfolds onclick/ onmouseover
var WebMasterCheck=0; 	 // menu tree checking on or off 1 or 0
var ShowArrow=1;    // Uses arrow gifs when 1
var KeepHilite=1;    // Keep selected path highligthed
var Arrws=['<?php echo DIR_WS_IMAGES; ?>tri.gif',5,10,'<?php echo DIR_WS_IMAGES; ?>tridown.gif',10,5,'<?php echo DIR_WS_IMAGES; ?>trileft.gif',5,10];	// Arrow source, width and height

function BeforeStart(){return}
function AfterBuild(){return}
function BeforeFirstOpen(){return}
function AfterCloseAll(){return}
function Go(){return}

<?php  

$number_top_levels = 0;
$categories_string='';
 $number_top_levels = build_menus(0,'','');
 echo 'var NoOffFirstLineMenus= ' . $number_top_levels. ';';  // Number of first level items
 echo $categories_string;

function build_menus($currentParID,$menustr,$catstr) {
   global $categories_string, $id, $languages_id;
   $tmpCount;
  
  $tmpCount = 0;
  $haschildren = 0; //default

// BOF Enable - Disable Categories Contribution-------------------------------------- 
// BOF Original line
    $categories_query_catmenu = tep_db_query("select c.categories_id, cd.categories_name, c.parent_id from " . TABLE_CATEGORIES . " c, " . TABLE_CATEGORIES_DESCRIPTION . " cd where c.parent_id = '" . $currentParID . "' and c.categories_id = cd.categories_id and cd.language_id='" . $languages_id ."' order by sort_order, cd.categories_name");
// EOF Original line

// BOF Enable - Disable Categories
//   $categories_query_catmenu = tep_db_query("select c.categories_id, cd.categories_name, c.parent_id from " . TABLE_CATEGORIES . " c, " . TABLE_CATEGORIES_DESCRIPTION . " cd where c.categories_status = '1' and c.parent_id = '" . $currentParID . "' and c.categories_id = cd.categories_id and cd.language_id='" . $languages_id ."' order by sort_order, cd.categories_name");
// EOF Enable - Disable Categories
// EOF Enable - Disable Categories Contribution-------------------------------------- 

  
  while ($categories = tep_db_fetch_array($categories_query_catmenu))  {
    $tmpString = '';
    $tmpCount += 1;
    $haschildren=tep_has_category_subcategories($categories['categories_id']);

    if ($haschildren) {
        if($menustr != ''){
          $menu_tmp = $menustr . '_' . $tmpCount;
        } else {
          $menu_tmp = $tmpCount;
        }
        if($catstr != ''){
          $cat_tmp = $catstr . '_' . $categories['categories_id'];
        } else {
          $cat_tmp = $categories['categories_id'];
        }
      $NumChildren = build_menus($categories['categories_id'],$menu_tmp,$cat_tmp);     } else {
      $NumChildren = 0; 
     }

   if ($id==$categories['categories_id']) {
     $tmpString .= '<b>';
   }
   // display category name
   $tmpString .= $categories['categories_name'];

   if ( $id==$categories['categories_id'] ) {
     $tmpString .= '</b>';
   }
   if (SHOW_COUNTS == 'true') {
     $products_in_category = tep_count_products_in_category($categories['categories_id']);
     if ($products_in_category > 0) {
       $tmpString .= ' (' . $products_in_category . ')';
     }
   }

    if($catstr != ''){
       $cPath_new = 'cPath=' . $catstr . '_' . $categories['categories_id'];
    } else {
       $cPath_new = 'cPath=' . $categories['categories_id'];
    }

 // Menu tree
//	Menu1_1_1=new Array(Text to show, Link, background image (optional), number of sub elements, height, width);
        if($menustr != ''){
          $menu_tmp = $menustr . '_' . $tmpCount;
        } else {
          $menu_tmp = $tmpCount;
        }
$categories_string .=  'Menu' . ($menustr!=''?$menustr.'_':'') . $tmpCount;
$categories_string .=  '= new Array("' . $tmpString . '","';
$categories_string .=  tep_href_link(FILENAME_DEFAULT, $cPath_new);
$categories_string .= '","",';
$categories_string .= $NumChildren;
$categories_string .= ',' . LEFT_LINK_HEIGHT . ',' . LEFT_LINK_WIDTH;
$categories_string .= '); ';
  
   }// end while
   return $tmpCount;
 }  //end build menus

echo '</script>';

$tabletext ="<table><tr><td><div id='MenuBar' style='position:relative; width: " . LEFT_LINK_WIDTH . "; height: " . ($number_top_levels*LEFT_LINK_HEIGHT) . ";'> </div></td></tr></table>";

 $info_box_contents = array();
 $info_box_contents[] = array('align' => 'left',
                              'text'  => $tabletext
                             );
new infoBox($info_box_contents);


?>
<script LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.2" SRC="includes/menu_animation.js"></SCRIPT>

          </td>
         </tr>
<!-- categories_eof //-->

 

And this is the code that controls the category links:

 

$categories_string .=  'Menu' . ($menustr!=''?$menustr.'_':'') . $tmpCount;
$categories_string .=  '= new Array("' . $tmpString . '","';
$categories_string .=  tep_href_link(FILENAME_DEFAULT, $cPath_new);
$categories_string .= '","",';
$categories_string .= $NumChildren;
$categories_string .= ',' . LEFT_LINK_HEIGHT . ',' . LEFT_LINK_WIDTH;
$categories_string .= '); ';

 

I know that this is the line that needs to be changed (I think!):

 

$categories_string .=  tep_href_link(FILENAME_DEFAULT, $cPath_new);

 

If anyone knows just how to include the sub-categories as links I would appreciate it very much.

 

Thanks

 

Mark

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