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Put Shop By / Category List on Home Page
 
anperson
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Is it possible to the Shop By / Category List on the Home Page using {{block type=”.... ??? or is there another/better way to do this??

Thanks

 
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Paulus
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Any word on this? Did you ever manage to get this done?

I’m still looking for the solution.

 
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pastanislas
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I’m also looking for it, anyone ?

 
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You can easily add advanced AJAX-based layered navigation on store home page with the Layered Navigation Pro extension.

 
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graycode
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You need to do one of two things, depending on your theme setup. If you’re not using custom CMS, you can change the catalog.xml file directly and add the following code:

<reference name="left">
<block type="catalog/layer_view" before="-" name="catalog.leftnav" after="currency" template="catalog/layer/view.phtml"/>
</reference>

or if you have a custom theme, go to CMS > Pages > Home and put the same code as above in there

If you want it to appear at the top left, above all other content in your left sidebar, then use this:

<reference name="left">
<block type="catalog/layer_view" before="-" name="catalog.leftnav" after="currency" template="catalog/layer/view.phtml"/>
</reference>

BUT make sure there are no other instances of before="-" for other blocks in the sidebar.

The phtml file that outputs the filtered navigation is located at:
app>design>frontend>default>[yourtheme]>template>catalog>layer>view.phtml

 
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Nocturnaloner
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graycode - 19 July 2010 05:47 PM

You need to do one of two things, depending on your theme setup. If you’re not using custom CMS, you can change the catalog.xml file directly and add the following code:

<reference name="left">
<block type="catalog/layer_view" before="-" name="catalog.leftnav" after="currency" template="catalog/layer/view.phtml"/>
</reference>

or if you have a custom theme, go to CMS > Pages > Home and put the same code as above in there

If you want it to appear at the top left, above all other content in your left sidebar, then use this:

<reference name="left">
<block type="catalog/layer_view" before="-" name="catalog.leftnav" after="currency" template="catalog/layer/view.phtml"/>
</reference>

BUT make sure there are no other instances of before="-" for other blocks in the sidebar.

The phtml file that outputs the filtered navigation is located at:
app>design>frontend>default>[yourtheme]>template>catalog>layer>view.phtml

First of all, even though this is years old, I want to thank this person for putting up useful info, instead of just the typical paid plugin shill.  I want to add to this useful info by specifying that if you are adding that code to a CMS page, the place you do it is on the Design tab, in Layout Update XML.

 
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Kedeesofttech
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Hi,,,

Want to add the left side navigation menu..?

Here is the nice left side navigation extension with different types of styles..

http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/left-navigation-package-6127.html
grin

 
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