After reading some additional posts in the the “How do I use this?” thread I easily configured the plugin to work with my current theme. Thanks again for your suggestion!
Feeling adventurous since I was able to implement the plugin I thought that I’d circle back on the ’How to create a vertical left hand menu?‘ article.
Because I’m using the Absolute theme I want to implement the menu on all pages except the home page. I want to add the left hand menu and use it in addition to the current horizontal dropdown menu along the top; I don’t want to get rid of the menu along the top.
The issues/questions that I’m having are:
1. I was confused by the first instruction “To use the existing left category menu on all pages....” - Does this mean the original left hand menu? Or the menu outlined in the instructions? I did not follow these instructions or implement the code in the first inline frame. I thought it referred to the original left menu that’s part of Magento, not this new menu.
2. “in app / design / frontend / default / modern / layout / catalog.xml
Use this section to include there is no deletion of code just commented out!!”
I was confused by these instructions. I opened catalog.xml in my theme’s folder and there are already “root” and “left” reference names. How can I append the code to this file when there are already references with the same names? Or am I supposed to comment out the existing references and paste in these new ones?
3. I want to keep my current horizontal menu along the top - Do I need to implement the updated top.phtml somehow? Or can this step be skipped?
4. “now to put the Nav on the Home page ” - Can I skip this step because I don’t want to include the left hand menu on the home page?
I’ve implemented the code how I’m interpreting the instructions, but I’m clearly not reading them right. I don’t have the left menu on any pages and my horizontal menu is gone as well (see my site).
Any help with this would be extremely appreciated!