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footer links in 5 columns
 
lunaluce
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Joined:  2012-09-25
 

I use Magento 1.7.0.2 and the default theme.

I want to show my footer links grouped in 4 or 5 columns, with a header on top of it.

I have tried several forums, manuals and and… still, my links won’t show.

footer_tt should be the newly assigned link block.

This is what I put in my local.xml at the moment:

<reference name="footer">
            <
block type="cms/block" name="footer_tt" before="-">
                <
action method="setBlockId"><block_id>footer_tt</block_id></action>
            </
block>
            
            </
reference>
            
            <
reference name="footer">
                <
block type="cms/block" name="footer_tt" before="-">
                    <
action method="setBlockId"><block_id>footer_tt</block_id></action>
                </
block>
                
            </
reference>

In the footer.phtml I have kept the following:

<div class="footer-container">
<
div class="footer">
<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('footer_links'?>

<?php 
echo $this->getChildHtml('footer_tt'?>

<address><?php echo $this->getCopyright() ?></address>
</
div>
</
div>

In Magento Backend I’ve created a static block footer_id with a content of an unordered list.

What am I doing wrong? Any ideas?

How do I get the 5 columns to be filled and shown? Are they finally managable through Magento Backend?

 
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lunaluce
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I meant of course footer_tt (and not footer_id) for the Magento static block.
And the first code is doubled.

 
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lunaluce
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no ideas anybody?
any hint would help!

 
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abhaya
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You can try to make it with css if can’t find magento solution smile

 
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lunaluce
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you’re right, I could style the 5 columns in CSS.

this doesn’t solve the problem that the links aren’t showing in frontend in the first place.
the idea is to be able to change the footerlinks just like the footer_links from magento in the backend.

can i solve this with creating a new block and including own links - disabling the magento links?

and are columns not doable within xml and phtml??

 
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prateekgupta
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Hi you can try the footer extension, you can have a look at the demo http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/footer-extension-5033.html

 
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lunaluce
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thank you, there is another nice one, too:
http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/5-columns-design-footer.html

but i\’d still like to figure it out!

 
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