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 itay   Total Posts:  30 Joined:  2008-04-20 Israel @ Conyx Group beautiful site!! Posted: May 14 2008  |  top  |  # 31
 Conyx Group   Total Posts:  66 Joined:  2008-03-19 thanks, took some time to figure bout the url issue for SEO purpose. Now I have the same product in 5 or more different categories but it always points to the original url. Posted: May 14 2008  |  top  |  # 32
 Serial Killa   Total Posts:  76 Joined:  2008-03-22 Malaysia Anyone out there can give instructions on how to make a vertical category (final working edition instructions) there are many posts here on the subject and tangled up between the versions as old version instructions doesnt seem to work on the new version of Magento, Thank you guys , would be nice , if its in the Wiki or KnowledgeBase, Thanks again !! Posted: May 17 2008  |  top  |  # 33
 breastfed   Total Posts:  194 Joined:  2007-09-24 Münster - Germany After adding the left side Navigation, it is displayed on the last Position on the left Column. How can i change it to the first and maybe displayed on all 3 Columnpages? Thanks Posted: May 24 2008  |  top  |  # 34
 ecommerce-store   Total Posts:  181 Joined:  2008-04-16 Roma Is better do a modul for this tips? Isn’t it? Posted: May 24 2008  |  top  |  # 35
 cibernoid   Total Posts:  208 Joined:  2008-02-12 breastfed - 24 May 2008 04:27 AMAfter adding the left side Navigation, it is displayed on the last Position on the left Column. How can i change it to the first and maybe displayed on all 3 Columnpages? Thanks If you want to make the vert_menu appears at the top of the column, open catalog.xml and change this string (around row 76):   into:   then do the same at row 105~106 Don’t forget to keep track of your changes, so you can revert to the original file if something goes wrong. Posted: May 24 2008  |  top  |  # 36
 agentsofdesign   Total Posts:  2 Joined:  2008-05-27 Thanks Dan_w!  I implemented the code to display categories in the sidebar and it actually works! I did notice something though..I have a category that has “unused” products (seasonal items, items that are not always available ,etc.) I have the category disabled, but it is still showing up in the newly added sidebar navigation. Am I overlooking something—Should the category still be displayed even though it’s disabled? Is there a better way to accomplish this task? Thanks in advance! Posted: May 30 2008  |  top  |  # 37
 superiormp   Total Posts:  16 Joined:  2008-03-25 Not only can I not get the vertical nav menu to appear, but I can’t get ANY of my categories to appear. Would there be a reason why after adding a lot of categories (26 total) they would stop appear at all?  (horizontal OR vertical)? Posted: June 1 2008  |  top  |  # 38
 superiormp   Total Posts:  16 Joined:  2008-03-25 Never mind - apparently, a Root Catalog has to be defined and assigned to a Store before any categories appear. Posted: June 1 2008  |  top  |  # 39
 rosschapman   Total Posts:  2 Joined:  2008-06-04 @dan_w and others thanks for the tutorial.  however, went through the process step by step on the default template with sample data and got nada in the left sidebar.  only spark of hope for me was when i manually added a layout update to a category page with                            then i DID see the vertical nav in the left sidebar.  wondering why it’s not showing up otherwise.  here’s the top of my catalog.xml file:    [b]                              [/b]                                                                                             images/media/col_left_callout.jpg                Our customer service is available 24/7. Call us at (800) DEMO-NUMBER.                checkout/cart                                                                                Site Map              any ideas? Posted: June 6 2008  |  top  |  # 40
 rosschapman   Total Posts:  2 Joined:  2008-06-04 ok. should have read this post earlier and fixed system caching.  doy hickie.  http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/2756/ Posted: June 6 2008  |  top  |  # 41
 royalije   Total Posts:  37 Joined:  2008-05-29 Spain @ dan_w Thanks mate...you really helped me with your instructions on how to get the categories navigation working. I owe you one! Posted: June 11 2008  |  top  |  # 42
 schmelzgeist   Total Posts:  92 Joined:  2008-05-27 Marzipane World Capital (Lübeck, Germany) Princeanil - 14 May 2008 07:47 AMHi ! If its possible to put the categories in the left column, it should be possible to display them as a list on the center column of a CMS page too. I’ve tired everything but cant seem to get it working.  We have many categories, and what i had in mind is something like the image I’m attaching. Any ideas on how this could be done ? i’m interested in this too would be nice to know, let alone accomplish but i have no idea Posted: June 23 2008  |  top  |  # 43
 vesvello   Total Posts:  97 Joined:  2007-12-01 I went step by step and I clean my cache and I couldnt see the left side menu… any ideas? Posted: June 24 2008  |  top  |  # 44
 bendi   Total Posts:  4 Joined:  2008-06-27 Hi, I’ve intalled Magento-1.0.19870.4. This release already has a “.\app\design\frontend\default\default\template\catalog\navigation\left.phtml” file, so I think that the only change to do is in the catalog.xml file, just adding:   between tags:   but I get the next error: Fatal error: Call to a member function getChildren() on a non-object in .\app\code\core\Mage\Catalog\Block\Navigation.php on line 77 any idea? Thanks Posted: July 8 2008  |  top  |  # 45
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