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    Default Feature product box - main page with categories

    I'm trying to configure the Featured Products box that displays on the main page. I have two primary problems.

    1. I don't want it to display on the store's main page (no category selected). I want it to display only when a category has been selected. Currently, I can control it to display on both or neither.

    2. When in a category, Featured products are only displaying if they are located in a direct sub-category. They're not displaying if they're in a sub-sub or sub-sub-sub category. I need the featured products in all of the subcategories to display.

    Here are my settings:
    Show Featured Products on Main Page : 0
    Show Featured Products on Main Page - Category with SubCategories : 2
    Filter Product Listing for Current Top Level Category When Enabled : 0

    If I switch off "Show Featured Products on Main Page - Category with SubCategories", the featured products disappear from the main page and also when in a category. I would have thought "Show Products on Main Page" would control the store's main page.

    Any help is appreciated!
    Currently using ZEN CART v. 1.3.6

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    Default Re: Feature product box - main page with categories

    Can anybody offer some clues here?

    Can I display the featured box only when in a category? But not on the store's main page?

    Can I display all of the selected category's featured products, including those in sub-sub categories?
    Currently using ZEN CART v. 1.3.6

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    Default Re: Feature product box - main page with categories

    In the Products Listing ...
    Filter Product Listing for Current Top Level Category When Enabled
    Filter the products when Product Listing is enabled for current Main Category or show products from all categories?
    0= Filter Off 1=Filter On
    Also set to 0:
    Show Featured Products on Main Page
    Show Featured Products on Main Page
    0= off or set the sort order
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    Default Re: Feature product box - main page with categories

    If you look at my first post, you'll see that those settings have already been made. But, it's not working. I'm not sure what to look into to see what's going wrong here.
    Currently using ZEN CART v. 1.3.6

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    Default Re: Feature product box - main page with categories

    Flip to Classic ... does it work?

    Flip to Classic ... and carefully rename the directory:
    /includes/templates/classic

    to read:
    /includes/templates/classic_HIDE

    Do NOT go to the Tools ... Layout Boxes ...

    Does it work now?
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    Default Re: Feature product box - main page with categories

    Nope, same situation in all cases.

    The main page shows a random selection of all featured products. I want this to show none.

    In a category, the featured products are only from the immediate sub-categories -- not any sub-sub categories.

    I've read other threads about this -- and none of them went anywhere. Is it for sure working differently on someone else's set up?

    ...That was an unfortunate bit of skimming on my part -- I read your "Do NOT go to the layout box controller..." and read "Go to the..." so I went into tools/layout boxes right after switching to classic_hide. I'm smart. Is this only going to mess up my Classic settings?

    ***edited***
    By the way, I verified it wasn't working correctly after switching to classic_HIDE and before going to layout boxes. So, my lapse in reading skills doesn't affect our situation here.
    Currently using ZEN CART v. 1.3.6

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    Default Re: Feature product box - main page with categories

    I verified that it works correctly on a new cart. So, we must have messed something up with our contributions.

    We have a combination of community mods and our own. So, can someone give me a clue where to start looking? Or what the problem could be?

    Any help appreciated, cause I spent all last night trying to find something broken somewhere but couldn't. I'm stuck!
    Currently using ZEN CART v. 1.3.6

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    Default Re: Feature product box - main page with categories

    I searched 'featured' in the developers tool kit, and looked through all the files that returned a match. I didn't see any alterations that should be affecting this.

    What other files should I take a look at?
    Currently using ZEN CART v. 1.3.6

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    Default Re: Feature product box - main page with categories

    Quote Originally Posted by magicpants
    ...That was an unfortunate bit of skimming on my part -- I read your "Do NOT go to the layout box controller..." and read "Go to the..." so I went into tools/layout boxes right after switching to classic_hide. I'm smart. Is this only going to mess up my Classic settings?

    ***edited***
    By the way, I verified it wasn't working correctly after switching to classic_HIDE and before going to layout boxes. So, my lapse in reading skills doesn't affect our situation here.
    Peek in the layout_boxes table via phpMyAdmin ...

    See if you have anything for the layout_template called: classic_HIDE

    If so ... toss those ...

    They aren't "hurting anything" but the idea is to be able to use classic_HIDE when set to Classic and rename the directory /includes/templates/classic to /classic_HIDE so you are forcing the template_default ...

    Have you Beyond Compare from scootersoftware.com ... this is a great program to compare your files to the clean Zen Cart files and even compare your template files to the clean template_default files ...
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    Default Re: Feature product box - main page with categories

    I've used beyond compare before, but I ended up sticking with WinMerge. I've already compared all the files I could think of with WinMerge -- all the files I found by searching for "featured" in developer's toolkit. There were no alterations in any of those files that would affect this (as far as I could tell).

    My question remains... can someone please point me to other files to look at? Or any idea on a possible cause for this problem with the featured products on the mainpage (NOT the featured sidebox)?

    Here's a list of the files I compared (no admin-side files):
    /includes/database_tables.php
    /includes/filenames.php
    /includes/functions/featured.php
    /includes/functions/functions_general.php
    /includes/functions/functions_lookups.php
    /includes/init_includes/init_special_funcs.php
    /includes/modules/featured_products.php
    /includes/modules/pages/featured_products/header_php.php
    /includes/templates/template_default/templates/tpl_featured_products_default.php
    /includes/templates/template_default/templates/tpl_index_categories.php
    /includes/templates/template_default/templates/tpl_index_default.php
    /includes/templates/template_default/templates/tpl_index_product_list.php
    /includes/templates/template_default/templates/tpl_modules_featured_products.php
    /includes/templates/template_default/templates/tpl_modules_products_featured_listing.php
    Last edited by magicpants; 22 Sep 2006 at 07:52 AM.
    Currently using ZEN CART v. 1.3.6

 

 
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