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Category Template
« on: April 18, 2019, 04:39:20 AM »
Hadn't done any Joomla! (version here is 1.5.26 (yes, that old)) / Virtuemart work for quite some time so please bare with me. I have a Virtuemart category for which we wanted a wider view. The class deciding the width was inside webroot/components/com_virtuemart/themes/workcycles/templates/browse/includes/browse_header_category.tpl.php and there I added:

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<div class="parentCategoryInfo">
    <?php if ($category_id !=16) { 
'<div class="parentCategoryDesc">';

    <?php } else {

First I tried to add it to webroot/components/com_virtuemart/themes/theme-name/templates/product_details/flypage-wide.tpl.php, but as the class deciding the width was not there, but inside browse_header_category.tpl.php I could not. Any tips how I can still create a template for this particular category so it can be chosen from the Joomla! > Virtuemart backend?

Also, is there an existing way to add a body tag which automatically loads category name, template name and such as WordPress tends to do with body_class?


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Re: Category Template
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2019, 11:35:41 AM »
If I am not mistaken, most of the VM 1 experts died long before the dinosaurs were extinct.

There are nice extensions for a migration to VM3 available. Your customers might be happy about the added security of their personal data.

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Re: Category Template
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 08:36:36 AM »
As Stefan says...  long dead

but if u want to add body classes dependent on pages this is a general Joomla question

do something like

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$app = JFactory::getApplication();

$option = $app->input->getCmd('option');
$view = $app->input->getCmd('view');
$task = $app->input->getCmd('task');
$tmpl = $app->input->getCmd('tmpl');
$itemid = $app->input->getCmd('Itemid');

$menu = $app->getMenu();
$lang = JFactory::getLanguage();
if ($menu->getActive() == $menu->getDefault($lang->getTag())) {
  $home = 'home';
else {
  $home = 'nothome';

$bodyclass = $home . ' ' . $option . ' ' . $view. ' menuid-'.$itemid;

then in the template

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<body id="body" class="<?php echo $bodyclass?>"
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