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Aug 16, 2016 by Peter D.
  1. How to disable short header and footer layout?
  2. How to add additional item to the floatbar navigation?
  3. How to disable category description collapse?
  4. How to disable category description collapse for specific category?
  5. How to add text collapse just like the category description?
  6. How to change layout for specific category?
  7. Magento 1.7 and older
  8. Prepare logo image for mobile device
  9. How to disable Questions tab on product page?
  10. How to remove “0” as the default value for grouped products
  11. How to use FontAwesome icons?
  12. Missing elements at homepage
  13. Remove attributes that have no value

How to disable short header and footer layout?

This feature is available since Argento 1.5.2.

  1. Create custom.xml layout file

  2. Add the following code:

    <short_header_footer>
        <reference name="header">
            <action method="setTemplate"><template>page/html/header.phtml</template></action>
        </reference>
        <reference name="footer">
            <action method="setTemplate"><template>page/html/footer.phtml</template></action>
        </reference>
    </short_header_footer>
    

How to add additional item to the floatbar navigation?

  1. Create custom.xml layout file

  2. Add the following code:

    <argento_bottomnavbar_catalog>
        <reference name="before_body_end">
            <block type="core/text" name="catalog_bottomnavbar_additional">
                <action method="setText"><text><![CDATA[
    

<script type=“text/javascript”> document.observe(‘bottomnavbar:init’, function() { BottomNavbar.add( Translator.translate(‘Title’), // title in navbar ribbon ‘.toolbar-bottom .sort-by’ // block selector to show ); BottomNavbar.add( ‘.block-layered-nav .block-title span’, // title selector for navbar ribbon ‘.block-layered-nav’ // block selector to show ); }); </script> ]]></text></action> </block> </reference> </argento_bottomnavbar_catalog> ```

`argento_bottomnavbar_catalog` - is the handle that argento uses for the following pages:

```
catalog_category_default
catalog_category_layered
catalogsearch_advanced_result
catalogsearch_result_index
```

You may add item for specific page only. To do that, change the
`argento_bottomnavbar_catalog` handle to another.

How to disable category description collapse?

  1. Create custom.xml layout file

  2. Add the following code inside:

    <remove name="collapsed_category_description"/>
    

How to disable category description collapse for specific category?

Open category in backend view. Add the following code to the category layout update xml instructions:

<remove name="collapsed_category_description"/>

How to collapse any another block?

Apply the following layout update xml to the page:

<reference name="before_body_end">
    <block type="core/text" name="collapsed_colmain">
        <action method="setText"><text><![CDATA[
<script type="text/javascript">
var collapsed = new CollapsedElement();
collapsed.init('.col-main', {
maxHeight: 250,
height: 100
});
</script>
        ]]></text></action>
    </block>
</reference>

How to change layout for specific category?

  1. Open Admin > Catalog > Category and select category.

  2. Switch to Custom design tab.

  3. Add the following content to Custom layout update:

    <reference name="root">
        <action method="setTemplate"><template>page/2columns-right.phtml</template></action>
    </reference>
    

    Possible values for template variable:

    page/2columns-left.phtml
    page/2columns-right.phtml
    page/3columns.phtml
    page/1column.phtml
    

Magento 1.7 and older

Copy header.phtml and header_short.phtml files from your theme to _custom theme. For example:

app/design/frontend/argento/default/template/page/html/header.phtml
app/design/frontend/argento/default/template/page/html/header_short.phtml
copy to:
app/design/frontend/argento/argento_custom/template/page/html/header.phtml
app/design/frontend/argento/argento_custom/template/page/html/header_short.phtml

OR

app/design/frontend/argento/mall/template/page/html/header.phtml
app/design/frontend/argento/mall/template/page/html/header_short.phtml
copy to:
app/design/frontend/argento/mall_custom/template/page/html/header.phtml
app/design/frontend/argento/mall_custom/template/page/html/header_short.phtml

Then open these files and find the following code:

<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('welcome') ?>

Replace it with:

<?php echo $this->getWelcome() ?>

Save the files and clear the cache.

Prepare logo image for mobile device

To make your logo look crisp on devices with high pixel ratio value you should create the double sized logo from the vector logo source.

Move your standard and double sized logos to the custom skin folder:

skin/frontend/argento/{theme}_custom/images/{logo_name}.gif
skin/frontend/argento/{theme}_custom/images/{logo_name}@2x.gif

{theme} - is the theme name that you are using {logo_name} - is the name of your original logo file

For example:

skin/frontend/argento/mall_custom/images/logo.gif
skin/frontend/argento/mall_custom/images/[email protected]
OR
skin/frontend/argento/argento_custom/images/storeLogo.png
skin/frontend/argento/argento_custom/images/[email protected]

How to create full width block at CMS page

  1. Find your CMS page unique classname i. e. .cms-about (usually it’s located in <body class=“CMS-ABOUT”> tag).

  2. Go to your custom.css file and add following code using your CMS page selector:

    .cms-about .main {
       max-width: 100%;
       padding: 0;
    }
    
  3. It will make your page content expand to full page width.

  4. In case you want to leave some blocks the fixed width, wrap them with <div class="container">BLOCK CONTENT HERE</div>

How to disable Questions tab on product page

  1. Create or edit existing custom.xml layout file of your theme.

  2. Add the following code inside:

    <catalog_product_view>
        <reference name="product.info.tabs">
            <action method="unsetChild" module="askit" ifconfig="askit/general/enabled">
                <alias>askit_tabbed</alias>
            </action>
        </reference>
    </catalog_product_view>
    
  3. Flush cache

How to remove “0” as the default value for grouped products

  1. Create or edit existing custom.js file of your theme.

  2. Add the following code to file:

    document.observe("dom:loaded", function(){
        $$('.catalog-product-view .grouped-items-table .input-text').each(function(el){
            el.value='';
        })
    });
    
  3. Flush cache

How to use FontAwesome icons?

Icons example

Argento has integrated FontAwesome{: target="_blank"} scalable vector icons support. So you can insert more then 760 icons just using one tag.

For Example: To add new Instagram icon to homepage content - follow these instructions:

  • Go to FontAwesome{: target="_blank"} site and find Instagram icon in search

  • Copy <i class="fa fa-instagram"></i> html code.

  • And insert it to Admin > CMS > Pages > 'home' > Content in a place you need.

    NOTE: Your WYSIWYG Magento editor should be disabled while saving FontAwesome tags as it cuts empty <i> tags on save when turned ON.

    You should get following look:

    Icon using

Also you can add same CSS properties for FontAwesome tags that could be applied to other TEXT tags: font-size, color, font-weight etc.

More exclusive FontAwesome options you will find at Examples Page{: target="_blank"}:

  • Changing Icons size without CSS
  • Creating Fixed Width Icons
  • Adding List Icons
  • Making Animated Icons
  • Rotating & Flipping Icons
  • Stacking few icons one over other

Missing elements at homepage

Often users are having issues with missing arrows, icons and other elements at Argento homepage. That is caused by default Magento WYSIWYG editor cutting-out “unknown” tags.

RECOMMENDATION: Please disable default Magento WYSIWYG editor ( System > Configuration > Content Management > Enable WYSIWYG Editor = Disabled by Default)

If you don’t want to disable it - just don’t forget to turn it off before pushing Save button while editing content.

If you saved homepage or service_sidebar content with WYSIWYG = ON and have missing elements - here’s list of original homepages content for all Argento designs to compare and restore:

Remove attributes that have no value

When you need to hide attributes that have “N/A” or “No” values in additional attributes table you can use following solution

  1. Go to app/argento/[mytheme]_custom/template/catalog/product/view/attributes.phtml (or copy this file in your theme from app/design/frontend/argento/default/template/catalog/product/view/attributes.phtml) line 37

  2. Add following lines:

    <?php foreach ($_additional as $_data):
        // Add these 2 lines
        $_test_data_value = trim($_data['value']);
        if ((empty($_test_data_value) || in_array($_test_data_value, array(Mage::helper('catalog')->__('N/A'), Mage::helper('catalog')->__('No'))))) continue;?>
    
  3. Check your site now.

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