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    Default New cart questions - logo, title and layout

    I've just started using Zen cart and we are trying to put the finishing touches on our store. We installed the Motherearth template. I have three items that I can't figure out. I've read through these very helpful forums and the FAQs and I think I have followed the directions but It still no workey right.

    1. Logo is not changing in size and sits below where it should. It is behind the tool bar. I've tried changing pixel size and it doesn't seem to make any difference.

    2. The header info still says "Zen Cart!, The Art of E-Commerce" When I've changed the text (in the same file as the logo) to Porter Ranch Pharmacy

    3. There is a lot of extra space between the tool bar and the side boxes and welcome message. How do I remove this extra space?

    The site is not in production yet but can be viewed at www.porterranchpharmacy.com/cart

    Thanks
    Patrick

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    Default Re: New cart questions - logo, title and layout

    1. The logo information is in includes/languages/english/YOUR_TEMPLATE/header.php. The logo itself should be stored in includes/templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/images/.

    2. This information is in includes/languages/english/YOUR_TEMPLATE/meta_tags.php. If you don't have includes/languages/english/YOUR_TEMPLATE/meta_tags.php, copy it from includes/languages/english/meta_tags.php and change the information there.
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    Default Re: New cart questions - logo, title and layout

    I don't have any such directory. I'm wondering if the installation process for the mother_earth template didn't complete.

    Before I start guessing, should I create one called Mother_Earth and create an images directory within that and copy the meta_tages.php?

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    Default Re: New cart questions - logo, title and layout

    I'm surprised that the template doesn't have an images directory. I guess it's possible.

    You can create them yourself using the names I posted earlier and replacing YOUR_TEMPLATE by Mother_Earth.
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    Default Re: New cart questions - logo, title and layout

    Thanks for the reply

    I copied the files to the location above and edited them - however, it didn't seem to change anything - so I edited the files in the original location and it worked. Is it possible that Zen Cart is somehow not configured to look in this location for these files?

    - that fixed the first two items (acutally the logo was just sized wrong).

    I still have a bunch of extra space between the toolbar and the first listboxes and center area - any ideas on how to change that?

    Thanks again for all your help.

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    Default Re: New cart questions - logo, title and layout

    What version of Zen Cart are you running.

    If you edit the files in the "original" location, all your changes will be GONE once you do an upgrade/update. You need to create the correct folders for your template and store the changed files in there. If your custom template is correctly selected in the admin under tools->template selection, Zen Cart should be using the files in the custom folders. Are you sure the custom template folders are called Mother_Earth?
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    Default Re: New cart questions - logo, title and layout

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_Mathews View Post
    I don't have any such directory. I'm wondering if the installation process for the mother_earth template didn't complete.

    Before I start guessing, should I create one called Mother_Earth and create an images directory within that and copy the meta_tages.php?
    It is always important to use the correct path and names for directory/file, which are usually case-sensitive.


    Your Logo image for example is found here:
    cart/includes/templates/mother_earth/img/header.jpg

    Your Stylesheet is found here:
    cart/includes/templates/mother_earth/css/stylesheet.css


    Images related to the Template are in this directory:
    cart/includes/templates/mother_earth/img/

    Images for Categories & Products though, will usually be found here:
    cart/images/
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    Default Re: New cart questions - logo, title and layout

    I think I've got the files in the right place now - I still have not figured out how to get rid of the extra space between the top of the left, center and right column and the orange toolbar. I've looks at the stylesheet.css but it's a bit greek to me - I've taken a stab at changing some of the numbers for things like:

    h3.rightBoxHeading, h3.rightBoxHeading a {
    font-size: 1em;
    height: 22px;
    color: #ffffff;
    }

    to:

    h3.rightBoxHeading, h3.rightBoxHeading a {
    font-size: 1em;
    height: 0px;
    color: #ffffff;
    }

    But this made no difference so I changed it back.

    Any guidance would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: New cart questions - logo, title and layout

    To sort out the IE spacing problem, it's not a problem with other Browsers BTW, you can test adding this: <br class="clearBoth">

    <li><a class="category-top" href="http://porterranchpharmacy.com/cart/index.php?main_page=index&amp;cPath=13">Zinnia Candles</a> </li>
    </ul>
    </div>
    </div>
    [ add it here first ]
    <!--eof-optional categories tabs navigation display-->
    </div>
    [ add it here second if first doesn't work]


    Also, perhaps you didn't notice that with your Navigation Menu, not all Categories are on one line? You need to sort that out as well.
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    Default Re: New cart questions - logo, title and layout

    What file - stylesheet.css? I couldn't find

    <!--eof-optional categories tabs navigation display-->

    In that one.

 

 
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