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time2php
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I appreciate the Joe explanation on first page and finally decided to write something that ll help all of us to resolve category menu in left hand side problem

http://www.time2php.com/tag/magento-left-side-category-navigation

http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/14709/#t347976

 
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lq031052
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Spek - 16 January 2008 11:49 AM

YoavKutner - 11 November 2007 10:06 PM
We should add more Magento design packages early next year.

Thanks

yoav

I’m just wondering if this feature is available yet in the latest version? Or would a design package be a seperate download? If so, where? I haven’t run into any so far and I’m wondering if I’m missing something. I was able to cook up a basic working version but I would like to start with the added functionality you’ve mentioned.

A quick overview of how I did this in 0.7.14800:

cut the following from app/design/frontend/default/default/template/page/html/header.phtml

<?=$this->getChildHtml('topMenu')?>

paste it into app/design/frontend/default/default/template/page/3colums.phtml

<div class="col-left side-col">
                
<?=$this->getChildHtml('store')?>
                <?
=$this->getChildHtml('left')?>
                <?
=$this->getChildHtml('topMenu')?>
                                
&nbsp;
            </
div>

in app/design/frontend/default/default/layout/page.xml

move the following at around line 40:

<block type="core/text_list" name="top.menu" as="topMenu"/>

to about line 47 (where the left block is):

<block type="core/text_list" name="left" as="left"/>
            <
block type="core/text_list" name="top.menu" as="topMenu"/>

That should do it, but you will notice that the CSS for the navigation is purely for a horizontal layout.

Some quick changes you can make in app/skin/frontend/infinite/default/css/menu.css at about line 35

this:

#nav li { float:left; }

to his:

#nav li { float:none; }

This will put the categories below eachother. Remember though that I just made these changes real quick, not to be used in a live environment, so it doesn’t look good, and it might very well not work as expected.
Subcategories for instance, are shown ontop of the other categories when you hover over a category with subcategories, and there’s something wrong with the z-index, making the subcategories appear below the center column, giving them a cut-off look. These problems shouldn’t be difficult to solve in the menu.css file.

i have do this as you said,it’s almost ok.
But could you tell me how to solve “the cut-off look” in CSS.it’s difficult to me,tks!

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vjtemplates
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It’ll be much easier to help if you can provide the URL. You just need to take a look at the margin property of the first level li.

 
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Tusher Khan
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You can easily make Accordion Menu for your vertical layered-navigation.

Here is a simple way to do that:

http://www.xpressbangla.com/create-accordion-menu-for-magento-layered-navigation/

 
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salimsazzad
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You can easily add category menu on your sidebar just following the link :

http://www.salimsazzad.com/how-to-show-all-category-on-magento-left-sidebar

 
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Kedeesofttech
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Hi,

Want to add the left side navigation menu..?

Here is the nice left side navigation extension with different types of styles..
http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/left-navigation-package-6127.html

grin

 
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