Editable Home Page Centerboxes

Description
Editable Centerboxes is a simple module which adds three editable "centerboxes" to the home page. I got the idea because I was trying to do something similar to this:

* http://osc.template-help.com/wt_27414/index.html
* http://osc.template-help.com/wt_26807/index.html

One of these days I hope to figure out how to use this to show specific sideboxes in the center content area. (The Testimonials sidebox for example) In the meantime this module will give store owners the ability to edit and manage the content in these boxes

Each box has an associated defined page which can be edited using the defined pages editor. The included stylesheet allows you to modify the look and feel of these boxes. Please note that the height of each box is fixed (and controlled in the stylesheet). I've been messing around with using CSS so that the height of all three boxes is dynamic and controlled by the height of the longest box. (Still working on that..) In the meantime, it's easy enough to modify the box height. Just remember, in order for the page to look good, these boxes aren't meant to hold PAGES of content anyway..

Ready to get started? Just follow the installation instructions below.

Any questions?? Just hit the forums: http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?t=149391. I always STRONGLY recommend with ANY module that you read the entire support thread before posting questions.. You may be surprised to find that your question has probably already been ASKED and ANSWERED.. Remember the forum is "manned" by volunteers.. In my experience, thread searching is a surprisingly EASY method to find answers..
!!READ EVERYTHING!!

I very strongly recommend you read through the entire Readme file BEFORE installing.
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.5.0, v1.5.1, v1.5.3, v1.5.4, v1.5.5
Original Author DivaVocals
Last Updated by mc12345678 - 27 Jan 2018
Downloads 3,447

Version History

Editable Home Page Centerboxes   -   Version: 3.1.0
Incorporated an auto-installer to improve the installation process.
Updated the template override files to ZC v1.5.5
Added overrides for ZC 1.5.5's responsive_classic template.
Improved the logic of the tpl_middleboxes file to address sites operating in strict mode to minimize generation of notification messages and move html out of echo statements.
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.5.0, v1.5.1, v1.5.3, v1.5.4, v1.5.5
Date Added 27 Jan 2018
Author mc12345678
File Size 330.4 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? No
Downloads 74
 
Editable Home Page Centerboxes   -   Version: 3.01
Only the 'install_middleboxes' sql file has been updated, by mc12345678 (not me, I essentially had a requirement and mc modified the sql file to make it work).

Existing SQL file will not work on sites that have any Numinix plugin installed, even if those plugins have been removed - Numinix plugins apparently alter DB tables.

I have this plugin working successfully on 6 sites now, 5 since the file was modified (sites with Numinix plugins), the other worked fine with the existing file as that site didn't have any Numinix installs (historically or otherwise).

This Plugin should work on current Zen Cart versions as it doesn't modify any core files that I am aware of. (I don't have a current version site to test it on but will advise once I do)

Credit for this contribution upgrade should go to mc12345678

regards,
Mike (shags38)
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.5.0, v1.5.1
Date Added 3 Jul 2017
Author mc12345678
File Size 302.9 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Unknown
Downloads 46
 
Editable Home Page Centerboxes   -   Version: 3.0
V3.0: Standard sideboxes can be set to appear in any desired middlebox position (admin configurable).
- This allows a single column layout while using standard sidebox features.
- Two new middlebox group locations have been added to allow use of middleboxes or sideboxes on all pages without further customization.
- Code and styling have changed to accommodate the expanded functionality.
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.5.0, v1.5.1
Date Added 15 Oct 2012
Author gjh42
File Size 399.3 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Yes
Downloads 652
 
Editable Home Page Centerboxes   -   Version: 2.0
V2.0:
Middleboxes can now be individually set to appear in any of the seven middlebox group locations.
You can choose to allow middleboxes to appear on internal category listing pages.
You can easily move a middlebox group location to another position or page (requires simple file editing).
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.5.0, v1.5.1
Date Added 23 Sep 2012
Author gjh42
File Size 308.0 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Yes
Downloads 120
 
Editable Home Page Centerboxes   -   Version: 1.1
- Addition of the dynamic "middlebox" controller code (thanks to Glenn Herbert AKA gjh42!!!). Because the "middlebox" code is now in its own file it just has to be called by the relevant tpl_index_ files (much simpler and more elegant solution!).
- Now supports up to NINE "middleboxes".
- "Middleboxes" are now admin configurable. You can set the position of the "middleboxes" on the main page, and you can set the number of "middleboxes" to display (from 1 - 9).
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.9
Date Added 13 Dec 2010
Author DivaVocals
File Size 326.0 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Yes
Downloads 1,433
 
Editable Home Page Centerboxes   -   Version: 1.0
Editable Centerboxes is a simple module which adds three editable "middleboxes" (for lack of a better term) to the home page. I got the idea because I was trying to do something similar to this:

* http://osc.template-help.com/wt_27414/index.html
* http://osc.template-help.com/wt_26807/index.html

One of these days I hope to figure out how to use this to show specific sideboxes in the center content area. (The Testimonials sidebox for example) In the meantime this module will give store owners the ability to edit and manage the content in these boxes

Each box has an associated defined page which can be edited using the defined pages editor. The included stylesheet allows you to modify the look and feel of these boxes. Please note that the height of each box is fixed (and controlled in the stylesheet). I've been messing around with using CSS so that the height of all three boxes is dynamic and controlled by the height of the longest box. (Still working on that..) In the meantime, it's easy enough to modify the box height. Just remember, in order for the page to look good, these boxes aren't meant to hold PAGES of content anyway..

Ready to get started? Just follow the installation instructions below.

Any questions?? Just hit the forums: http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?t=149391. I always STRONGLY recommend with ANY module that you read the entire support thread before posting questions.. You may be surprised to find that your question has probably already been ASKED and ANSWERED.. Remember the forum is "manned" by volunteers.. In my experience, thread searching is a surprisingly EASY method to find answers..
!!READ EVERYTHING!!

I very strongly recommend you read through the entire Readme file BEFORE installing.
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.8
Date Added 2 Mar 2010
Author DivaVocals
File Size 23.8 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Unknown
Downloads 1,122
 


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