Rico_Neitzel

Vertical Navigation with CSS Classes

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Vertical Category Navigation with subcategories, fine css classes and backend configuration.
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Overview

Vertical Navigation with CSS Classes

With this extension you're able to design you own vertical category navigation with subcategories and product count display. Each element has a fine css'ing so you can address each element or group exactly including "first" and "last" element per group and "previos", "active" and "next" child.

By default the module removes the top.navigation via XML-Update and places the vertical nav in "left" structural block.

Several options can be controlled in your AdminPanel under system -> configuration -> catalog as per StoreView:

  • Hide Vertical Navigation (yes/no)
  • Hide Top Navigation (yes/no)
  • Display Product Count (yes/no)
  • Expand on Top Level (yes/no)
  • Expand all categories (yes/no
  • Expand all max depth (number)
  • Root Categories (Store base, current Category, Same Level as current Category, Category Level 2, Category Level 3)
  • Fallback to store base (yes/no)

You should modify the vertnav.css-file in your skin folder to fit your needs. (Please note: do not change the base/default skin file! The delivered CSS file is for showcase purposes only!)

Credits

Rico Neitzel, Vinai Kopp, Raúl Fishman

Change Log

  • v0.4.2: Added Portuguese Locale (Thanks Raúl Fishman)
  • v0.4.1: Added Feature Disable on StoreView Base
  • v0.4.0: Added Feature Expand on Top Level Request: If a product is requested without categories in the URL vert nav can figure out the first assigned category and expands the category tree.
  • v0.2.8: Enable/Disable TopNav in Admin-Config - now without changing XML-Files. Define which Levels should be shown on storefront.
  • v0.2.3: You can now setup whether VertNav should show EVERYTHING (nice for jQuery) or just a few levels in the category tree.
  • v0.2.1: New CSS Classes: levelN-active, levelN-inactive oder levelN-parent (where N is 0, 1, 2...)
  • v0.1.9: Category names with accents are possible now. Thanks to Netzarbeiter Vinai Kopp for Coding!
Release Notes

Vertical Navigation - drop in replacement for the horizontal top navigation.

2009-01-13 02:31:18
  • Version number: 0.1.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5
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Vertical Navigation - drop in replacement for the horizontal top navigation.

2009-01-13 02:23:57
  • Version number: 0.1.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5
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Vertical Navigation - drop in replacement for the horizontal top navigation.

2009-01-11 21:29:15
  • Version number: 0.1.2
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5
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Vertical Navigation - drop in replacement for the horizontal top navigation.

2009-01-09 22:02:20
  • Version number: 0.1.2beta
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5
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Vertical Navigation - drop in replacement of the horizontal top navigation.

2009-01-09 13:46:22
  • Version number: 0.1.0beta
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5
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Reviews

About the Developer

This extension was developed by and is supported by Rico_Neitzel

Vertical Navigation with CSS Classes 4.5 5 68 68
Great Extension Thanks for this great extension. Works as described and easy to install/configure. But I have one problem: One of my customers would like to have landing pages for 2nd level categories and they are displayed in the vert-navi and open the right CMS-Page, but they are not set as "active" in the vertical navigation. Is there any solution to achieve this? May 10, 2013
Nice and easy to setup Works as described, easy to setup. I just wish there was accordion version of this great extension. April 24, 2013
great side menu great side menu makes it real easy to display cats April 3, 2013
Great extension and easy to use and customize Great extension. Works good on 1.7. Now I'm looking to make it sticky (not fixed) February 19, 2013
I have installed the package but when I go to system -> configuration -> catalog -> category = the page show up blank and i get following exception in logs ERR (3): exception 'Mage_Core_Exception' with message 'Invalid block type: RicoNeitzel_VertNav_Block_Navigation' in C:\xampp\htdocs\teescart\app\Mage.php:594 continue...... February 13, 2013
Great extension, thank you! February 12, 2013
Great extension! Very easy to use! January 24, 2013
Hello.. Great Extension, very easy to integrate, but i'm not able to add custom link through <action method="addLink" translate="label">. How can i add a custom link to the left nav generated by the extension? Please guide me. Thanks Sandeep January 19, 2013
Works like a charm on 1.7.0.2 Administration is easy, too. Exactly what we were looking for. Thank you Rico January 16, 2013
i think i'm gonna look for another vertical menu. nothing really works. January 10, 2013
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