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tophatco

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sublayouts
« on: August 07, 2014, 16:16:16 pm »
Hi All,

Experimenting with 2.9.8 I noticed the template system has changed quite a bit.  I was wanting to create a second Category Template where the child categories were displayed differently.  I can create a new template in the /views/category/tmpl folder but the display of the child categories is handled by the new sublayouts/categories.php.

So basically I am looking to have different versions of the categories.php but I am not sure if this is really an option.

Any ideas?

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Re: sublayouts
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2014, 16:50:22 pm »
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create a new template in the /views/category/tmpl folder

would be preferable in templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/html/com_virtuemart/category

you can also over-ride the sublayouts in

templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/html/com_virtuemart/sublayouts

the sublayouts are called by

echo ShopFunctionsF::renderVmSubLayout('categories',array('categories'=>$this->category->children));

so you could try

echo ShopFunctionsF::renderVmSubLayout('categories2',array('categories'=>$this->category->children));

and make a categories2.php in templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/html/com_virtuemart/sublayouts
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Re: sublayouts
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 16:57:15 pm »
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create a new template in the /views/category/tmpl folder

would be preferable in templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/html/com_virtuemart/category


Yes, generally I do this once everything is finalized.


the sublayouts are called by

echo ShopFunctionsF::renderVmSubLayout('categories',array('categories'=>$this->category->children));

so you could try

echo ShopFunctionsF::renderVmSubLayout('categories2',array('categories'=>$this->category->children));

and make a categories2.php in templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/html/com_virtuemart/sublayouts

I tried this and it works! Thanks!

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Re: sublayouts
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2014, 08:10:11 am »
Your changes of the sublayout sound like the layout included here
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