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How to change the homepage layout ? 
 
Capitaine Commerce
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Hi there !
I don’t understant how I can change the homepage layout.

In main.xml from the design/frontend/default/default/layout/main.xml is the following line :
<block type="page/html" name="root" output="toHtml" template="page/2columns-right.phtml">

Though I change it, it doesn’t change anything in the homepage.

Thank you for any help

 
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Brikou Carré
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ok ohminu,

But i’m creating a new desing, with new page template. I call them wathever.phtml and these new template pages doesn’t appear in the list , so how do I choose my new template.

Is it possible to keep my naming convention?

Chheer

 
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is it possible to just have a single template to handle all this?
Usually with other shopping cart software like X-Cart, I would just edit the header and the footer files.

In Magento Commerce, it seems I have to edit all over the place.

A step by step to how this can be achieved would be very helpful.

 
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RoyRubin
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Make sure to read through the Design Guide

http://www.magentocommerce.com/design_guide

 
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also if you need to create homepage from a scratch you can use our magento homepage extension
Also, homepage extension has many configuration fields and its free of chrarge

Configuration features:

General tab
* Display price
* Display actions
* Salable products
* No product text
* Row count
Topsellers tab
* Enable
* Title
* Count
* Topseller for * days
* Category ID
New Products tab
* Enable
* Title Count
* New from
Toprated Products tab
* Enable
* Title
* Count
Popular Products tab
* Enable
* Title
* Count
Reviews tab
* Enable
* Title

Features:

* Bestsellers products
* New products
* Toprated producst
* Popular producst
* Product reviews
* Try before you buy
* Easy 2-minute installation
* Meets Magento programming practices for most versions and customizations compatibility.

 
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