Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

wargaming

Changing Look of catorgaries menu

Recommended Posts

Hi, bit of a strange question this one is there any way of changing the look of the catorgaries menu in the stock install.

My shop runs alot of ranges and I have around 20 different catorgaries my problem is the menu kind of blends in and you cant see where one range ends and another begins is it possible to insert a line break or maybe make each one a different colour.

 

Another question along the same lines is can you make subcatorgary links a different colour to main catorgary links at all? cant find this in the stylesheet anywhere

 

Thanks for any help in advance :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You could find the code where the category list is built and add a <br> in at the end of each one.

 

Alternatively an <hr>.

 

The html link in my sig covers those elements.

 

To change the colours of each link could also be done in the same area but colour selectiio etc would nned to be catered for. Sounds like a pig of a job if there is not a contribution.


Need help installing add ons/contributions, cleaning a hacked site or a bespoke development, check my profile

 

Virus Threat Scanner

My Contributions

Basic install answers.

Click here for Contributions / Add Ons.

UK your site.

Site Move.

Basic design info.

 

For links mentioned in old answers that are no longer here follow this link Useful Threads.

 

If this post was useful, click the Like This button over there ======>>>>>.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You could find the code where the category list is built and add a <br> in at the end of each one.

 

Alternatively an <hr>.

 

The html link in my sig covers those elements.

 

To change the colours of each link could also be done in the same area but colour selectiio etc would nned to be catered for. Sounds like a pig of a job if there is not a contribution.

 

 

Thanks for the reply I dont suppose you have any idea where the catorgary code is before I start looking ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can anyone help with this i'm a code newbie and without alot of breaking things first I doubt i'll figure this out.

 

I want to make a space between each catorgary in the menu i'm guessing I will have to insert a break into the catorgories file but how do I get it to repeat for every one can anyone tell me where to insert the <br> or at least make a informed guess ?

 

Thanks for any help in advance peeps really appreciated :)

 

 

 

function tep_show_category($counter) {
   global $tree, $categories_string, $cPath_array;

   for ($i=0; $i<$tree[$counter]['level']; $i++) {
     $categories_string .= "  ";
   }

   $categories_string .= '<a href="';

   if ($tree[$counter]['parent'] == 0) {
     $cPath_new = 'cPath=' . $counter;
   } else {
     $cPath_new = 'cPath=' . $tree[$counter]['path'];
   }

   $categories_string .= tep_href_link(FILENAME_DEFAULT, $cPath_new) . '">';

   if (isset($cPath_array) && in_array($counter, $cPath_array)) {
     $categories_string .= '<b>';
   }

// display category name
   $categories_string .= $tree[$counter]['name'];

   if (isset($cPath_array) && in_array($counter, $cPath_array)) {
     $categories_string .= '</b>';
   }

   if (tep_has_category_subcategories($counter)) {
     $categories_string .= '->';
   }

   $categories_string .= '</a>';

   if (SHOW_COUNTS == 'true') {
     $products_in_category = tep_count_products_in_category($counter);
     if ($products_in_category > 0) {
       $categories_string .= ' (' . $products_in_category . ')';
     }
   }

   $categories_string .= '<br>';

   if ($tree[$counter]['next_id'] != false) {
     tep_show_category($tree[$counter]['next_id']);
   }
 }
?>
<!-- categories //-->
         <tr>
           <td>
<?php
 $info_box_contents = array();
 $info_box_contents[] = array('text' => BOX_HEADING_CATEGORIES);

 new infoBoxHeading($info_box_contents, true, false);

 $categories_string = '';
 $tree = array();

 $categories_query = tep_db_query("select c.categories_id, cd.categories_name, c.parent_id from " . TABLE_CATEGORIES . " c, " . TABLE_CATEGORIES_DESCRIPTION . " cd where c.parent_id = '0' and c.categories_id = cd.categories_id and cd.language_id='" . (int)$languages_id ."' order by sort_order, cd.categories_name");
 while ($categories = tep_db_fetch_array($categories_query))  {
   $tree[$categories['categories_id']] = array('name' => $categories['categories_name'],
                                               'parent' => $categories['parent_id'],
                                               'level' => 0,
                                               'path' => $categories['categories_id'],
                                               'next_id' => false);

   if (isset($parent_id)) {
     $tree[$parent_id]['next_id'] = $categories['categories_id'];
   }

   $parent_id = $categories['categories_id'];

   if (!isset($first_element)) {
     $first_element = $categories['categories_id'];
   }
 }

 //------------------------
 if (tep_not_null($cPath)) {
   $new_path = '';
   reset($cPath_array);
   while (list($key, $value) = each($cPath_array)) {
     unset($parent_id);
     unset($first_id);
     $categories_query = tep_db_query("select c.categories_id, cd.categories_name, c.parent_id from " . TABLE_CATEGORIES . " c, " . TABLE_CATEGORIES_DESCRIPTION . " cd where c.parent_id = '" . (int)$value . "' and c.categories_id = cd.categories_id and cd.language_id='" . (int)$languages_id ."' order by sort_order, cd.categories_name");
     if (tep_db_num_rows($categories_query)) {
       $new_path .= $value;
       while ($row = tep_db_fetch_array($categories_query)) {
         $tree[$row['categories_id']] = array('name' => $row['categories_name'],
                                              'parent' => $row['parent_id'],
                                              'level' => $key+1,
                                              'path' => $new_path . '_' . $row['categories_id'],
                                              'next_id' => false);

         if (isset($parent_id)) {
           $tree[$parent_id]['next_id'] = $row['categories_id'];
         }

         $parent_id = $row['categories_id'];

         if (!isset($first_id)) {
           $first_id = $row['categories_id'];
         }

         $last_id = $row['categories_id'];
       }
       $tree[$last_id]['next_id'] = $tree[$value]['next_id'];
       $tree[$value]['next_id'] = $first_id;
       $new_path .= '_';
     } else {
       break;
     }
   }
 }
 tep_show_category($first_element); 

 $info_box_contents = array();
 $info_box_contents[] = array('text' => $categories_string);

 new infoBox($info_box_contents);
?>
           </td>
         </tr>
<!-- categories_eof //-->

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×