I re-worked the Single Listing Template mod for Zen 1.5
Part of this was just because I struggled to make the further adaptations I needed on that existing code. I just wanted it to work the way that I needed and it is no criticism of SLT in the slightest.
Mine is called SNAF because I tried to arrange the letters 'S' 'N' 'A' and 'F' (specials, featured, all, new) and this arrangement made me laugh.
What it does:
-- adds column grid functionality
-- installs nicely in 1.5.0
-- let's the user choose to use product_listing format rather than default format for specials, new, featured, and all listing from settings in admin
-- adds a dropdown filter to product_listing in column view so the listing can be sorted according to criteria such as price. Display of this is set in admin for each listing individually
-- let's the user choose to include salemaker items in specials or not
-- adds the ability to use get parameters on the specials page to filter by category so that it is easy to create specials pages for a specific category
What it doesn't do :
-- play well with previous versions without modifying the sql statements. basically it auto-installs the sql stuff to suit the structure needed in 1.5. Re-working it for previous versions would be possible but let's move forward.
-- do anything at all with the center boxes like SLT does. It just works with the main listing pages
Just uploaded this to the free software add-ons section. As soon as I know it I will post a link to the add on.
This module is for Zen 1.5 . Included in the zip file is a version for 1.3.9 ( and probably earlier ) but this is not thoroughly tested and is unsupported. Although, I will do my best to answer any questions that users have and eventually it might become 'official'.
Just so I am on the track ... does your SNAF (*snickers*) replace (at least temporarily) that Column Layout / Grid Layout for Product Listing addon since that one hasn't been updated for 1.5.0 yet?
Yeah, pretty much.
It is actually more of a direct replacement for Single Listing ( which included Column Grid ) Yup, slightly confusing.
I wanted something that would put the items in columns and use the same layout for specials, new, featured and all as it did for product listing. It was quicker for me to rewrite than convert any of the previous mods.
Great! I'll install yours then instead of waiting for the update on the other addon.
Now available in the free-sotware section:
As mentioned in the previous thread, I made an error in the naming of the YOUR_ADMIN folder ( I included a '*' in the name ) which caused some users to have problems with the zip file. There is a new version that is awaiting acceptance on the free software section that solves this foolish error!
Also, it has been noted that when adding salemaker to specials all salemaker items are added even if they are outside the date range of that salemaker . The next version which I will do shortly will solve this oversight.
Glad you fixed the *** issue.
Can you please post the 139h version here.
The 1.3.9 version is included in the download on free software although not advertised as such. With a warning that is pretty untested at the moment. But backup and give it a go and let me know if there are any errors. If people use it and test it then maybe the 1.3.9 version can become mainstream. i am jsut far too rushed at the moment to test it myself.
Also, as you may have noticed zipping appears not to be my strength. How could something so simple be a challenge??? Anyway, the version on free software has spaces in the directory names so let me know if you have problems with that.
Is there a demo of this somewhere?
Note that that mod is still completely functional with v1.5.0. The file change in product_listing.php is cosmetic only, and the configuration SQL does not add a new page that needs to be registered.
Column Layout / Grid Layout for Product Listing addon since that one hasn't been updated for 1.5.0 yet?
No there is no demo page. If you drop me a private message I can let you look at a site or two where it is installed.
It really doesn't need a demo page. It's prime function is to make product listing display in a grid and to allow the other listings (specials,new, featured, all) use the product listing format.
What Glen says is true. The column grid module works fine with 1.5. This jsut uses that base code and adds a few other functions on top of it. And there is a big nod of appreciation towards column grid because without that things would have been much more work.
Which is why I commented that it is a more direct replacement for Single Listing Template. A mod that was also based on column grid.
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