Thanks for the info but I’m still a bit confused.
I did what you said and it did apply the ‘header2.phtml’ template to the header but it did this for both ‘header’ and ‘header2’ I couldn’t seem to make them different.
This is the site that I’m trying to recreate in magento:
I made it on Joomla but ran into too many problems and couldn’t finish it. I was splitting the header into 2 parts so that the first part would sit in the light grey bar at the top with the account links in and the other header would sit in the div below it with the logo in. I have now altered this part so that it is all one big div which can contain all the header content.
This is what I’ve got so far
I have had some joy altering the current content blocks to get what I want but I know this isn’t the best way to do it
What I really need is an idiot’s guide to making a content block such as the ‘header’ from scratch and how to implement this new block within the template. I have read the designers guide but keep getting into a muddle.
Say I wanted to create the top right search box from my site, this is my current understanding of how to do it:
1. I would need to create a new .phtml file within app\design\frontend\default\default\template\page\htmlcalled something like ‘new_search.phtml’ this file would contain the XHTML structure
2. I then add this file into page.xml (is this the correct file?)
<block type=" core/text_list" name="new_search" as="new_search" template="new_search.phtml" >
(I am also a bit confused about the block type, in the design guide it says not to alter this but if I am making a new content block which one do I start with)
3.Then I think I add it to my skeleton template 3columns.phtml like this:
<?php echo $this->getChildHtml(new_search) ?>
I don’t seem to be having much joy with this though, there must be something simple that I’m missing or I’m doing it all wrong. Should I be making a new_search.xml file as well?
Sorry if this is something that should be straight forward but I’m really not a programmer and have got into such a mess with several versions of joomla and Oscommerce and have now come to magento all mixed up.
Thanks in advance