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Video: Create menu item in navigation bar Magento

This tutorial shows you how to add a new menu-link to the navigation bar in Magento. This is not as easy as it might seem: You will need to alter either PHP/HTML or XML to accomplish this.

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In the tutorial a copy of the file app/design/default/default/template/catalog/navigation/top.phtml is added to your own theme. Next, the following PHP/HTML code is added to this PHTML-template:

<?php echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock('cms/block')->setBlockId('menu')->toHtml(); ?>

Next a CMS block with ID "menu" needs to be created. The CMS block contains the following HTML:

<a title="title goes here" href="{{store direct_url="customer-service"}}">
<span>Customer Service</span>

Yireo has developed a bridge between Joomla! and Magento. While the above shows how complicated Magento can be, with Joomla! adding a Menu-Item is a breeze (a few mouse-clicks). More information about MageBridge is available here.

Posted on 16 November 2009

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