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    Default Custom Include File

    This is the deepest customization I've personally done for zen-cart so I need a little guidance.

    I'm attempting to add a new include file to an existing template and am having difficulty with the template system including the file.

    I have successfully modified the tpl_index_product_list.php file to echo text for the products I want it to display on, and where I want it to display in the product listing, but whenever I switch the echo "Works"; statement with and include('filename_here.php"); it's as if it's ignored.

    Do I need to list the file in filenames.php somewhere/somehow to allow the system to use it?

    P.S. It's a music/drama site so the include file is a media helper file that will read the contents of an mp3 folder as well as a JSON listing of the songs and display a player for the song samples.

    Help appreciated.

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    Default Re: Custom Include File

    Head on over to the plugins and get a copy of lat9's override cheat sheet.

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    Default Re: Custom Include File

    Great. Thanks. Downloaded and looked. Not sure it answers my question (or at least overtly does).

    So, if I customize the product listing tpl file with some logic to include a custom .php file on certain conditions, does the new custom .php include file need to be listed in filenames.php, or am I to glean from the cheat sheet it just needs to be placed in the correct location?

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    Default Re: Custom Include File

    It's not necessary to add it to the filenames.php file (even better if you don't modify the core files).

    Maybe it's because of the location of your filename_here.php file? Try using
    Code:
    include(DIR_FS_CATALOG.'path/to/your/file.php');
    Where exactly did you upload your filename_here.php file? If you uploaded the file to the store root, then it would look like this:
    Code:
    include(DIR_FS_CATALOG.'file.php');
    If it's under includes/modules/ then it can be like this
    Code:
    include(DIR_FS_CATALOG.DIR_WS_MODULES.'file.php');
    OR
    Code:
    include(DIR_FS_CATALOG.'includes/modules/file.php');
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    Default Re: Custom Include File

    Quote Originally Posted by balihr View Post
    It's not necessary to add it to the filenames.php file (even better if you don't modify the core files).

    Maybe it's because of the location of your filename_here.php file? Try using
    Code:
    include(DIR_FS_CATALOG.'path/to/your/file.php');
    Where exactly did you upload your filename_here.php file? If you uploaded the file to the store root, then it would look like this:
    Code:
    include(DIR_FS_CATALOG.'file.php');
    If it's under includes/modules/ then it can be like this
    Code:
    include(DIR_FS_CATALOG.DIR_WS_MODULES.'file.php');
    OR
    Code:
    include(DIR_FS_CATALOG.'includes/modules/file.php');
    That helped... THANK YOU. Working now... tweaking to do!

 

 

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