I’m trying to understand the template system and not getting very far.
Most of this revolves around not knowing what the <action> elements in a <block> really mean.
For example, I’d like to be able to add additional content blocks on the category landing pages. These blocks could be used as banner ads or sale item kickers. I was hoping that they could be edited separately from the main content on the page, which rarely changes.
I thought that you’d just add this kind of content as a block element in the template for a category page and that there would be some sort of action to read from the CMS static blocks.
I figure this is pretty basic functionality, so I just must not be getting how to do it.
I read the guides and the wiki and understand the main concepts of the layout XML, but I clearly don’t understand all of the options available for the <action> tag. Is there a list of methods options somewhere? Is what I’m planning even possible - or the right way to do it - in this version of Magento?
Thanks for the assist,