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Customising homepage and using static and dynamic blocks for dummies
 
Killer1Loop
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Joined:  2008-07-04
 

I am trying to get my Magento installation work by several days as I find that the project is one the best on the internet, most developed and very well done. I think that is a great piece of software for the web.

On my opinion there is something missing for the newbye, and for the people not so experienced in programming for the web, that may disincentivate the use of that software that can look great on many many e-commerce web sites.

Looking around on the Magento web site, web board or guides I can’t find information related to the use of static and dynamic blocks that are included with the basic installation, that is the way to create a custom looking homepage (for example) with ease.
I would like to simply put on my new product listing, special offers and random products taken from random categories. I suppose it is a very easy thing to do, but I can’t fancy how to use the block instruction and which are the formatting rules. I am a little bit confused probably because I lack some basis in HTML programming.

Any source where I can find a complete instruction would be very appreciated! Also some custom made homepage ready for use would be of great help, thanks!

 
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floreadm
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try this
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/12619/

Thanks, Dani @ Kinecto, Romania, Bucharest

 
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xgabo
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Im just looking for a way to get a static block on my home page..  I dont know the code or reference tag to use to get a static block to appear.  the idea is to have a header ad at the top and then I will find the code to get products to show underneath it.  Also I tried just entering html on the front page but it cant find the image, Im not sure how to reference the image, maby it needs some ../ or something <img src="images/media/cmsbuilding2.jpg" width="488" height="137">

 
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Pierre_FAY
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Maybe it can help you : http://www.about-magento.com/magento-create-block-44

Good luck,

Pierre FAY

 
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