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    Default Need to add 3 more blank side boxes for links

    Good Morning lovely people,

    Im using Zencart 1.5 and have added a blank sidebox to add easy pages to, but I need a further 3 blank sideboxes for some different categories, and spent most of yesterday looking at how to do it, and can not find out how.

    I Have googled "adding extra blank sideboxes to zen cart" in different variations and wordings, an I can only find out how to add a new blank box, not multiple ones.

    I was wondering if some kind person has a link on how to do this, as Im running out of ideas on what to actually search for, and am losing my patience lolll

    Thank you for your time

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    Default Re: Need to add 3 more blank side boxes for links

    Done it many times - it's pretty easy as long as you change every instance of blank_sidebox in each of the files to the same new name.

    From the installation readme in the mod files:

    Adding Several New Sideboxes

    If you're adding more than one new sidebox, you will need to do some renaming to avoid clashes. Simply replace all instances of blank_sidebox and BLANK_SIDEBOX in the files and the filenames with your preferred name e.g. logo_sidebox and LOGO_SIDEBOX.

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    Default Re: Need to add 3 more blank side boxes for links

    Thanks Steve

    Right, I did see that bit but was a bit confused..loll please bear with me..

    So would I unzip the Blank_Sidebox_2, and change all instances of blank_sidebox and BLANK_SIDEBOX inside the folders to the new name? then repeat over again with the next one?

    loll @ me sometimes

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    Default Re: Need to add 3 more blank side boxes for links

    Correct. Usually when I do that I miss something in one file, so check carefully.

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    Default Re: Need to add 3 more blank side boxes for links

    If you want a sidebox you can edit content easily this is the on I've used http://www.zen-cart.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=686, as stevesh says just remember to edit all the files like so for the ediable sidebox mod for instance editable_sidebox_2 editable_sidebox_3 and so on.
    What ever your doing remember to KISS ( Keep It Simple Stupid )

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    Default Re: Need to add 3 more blank side boxes for links

    Thanks Steve,

    Right, please dont laugh at me..loll.. I renamed all of the instances of blank_sidebox and BLANK_SIDEBOX and uploaed the folder to my root folder but I cant find the new sidebox, I have refreshed the admin and looked in LayoutBoxes Controller for it, and cant find it

    Feel a bit stupid

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    Default Re: Need to add 3 more blank side boxes for links

    Awww, bless you discoverytdi I will try that way and see if its easier.. thank you both for your time

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    Default Re: Need to add 3 more blank side boxes for links

    P.S Can I easily add external links to the editable links sidebox?

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    Default Re: Need to add 3 more blank side boxes for links

    Answered my own question.loll.. yes I can, just got to work out how.. thanks guys

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    Default Re: Need to add 3 more blank side boxes for links

    Oh dear, what have I done..

    followed the instructions for the editable sidebox, and it has appeared in in LayoutBoxes Controller BUT.. when I turn it on, all my baners disapear, so does my search box, and also the Information link box turned it off, and they all appear again ..Im so sorry to be a PITA

 

 
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