Author Topic: How to make Category descriptions appear under each Category on the homepage?  (Read 232 times)

notvinnie

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Good Day All,

I have set up a little demo website as a sort of sandbox to try to get to grips with VirtueMart.

I have added some sample dummy products and some sample descriptions and images.

If you click on a Category (like baked beans, or french fries), the cartegory description appears at the top of the page.

However, I would also like for a short category description to be visible in the Top Level Category Layout either under the category name or under the category image.

If this is possible within VirtueMart, how do I get the category descriptions to appear under or next to each category (on the home page that shows all of the categories).

Here is a link to the demo website, running Joomla 3.9.1.9 and VirtueMart VirtueMart 3.8.2 10325.

http://digitalclimate.co.uk/

Many thanks in advance for any help that anyone can offer here.

Vinny

Jörgen

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Add the description to the category...
Set configuration in backend configuration templates show category description.

Jörgen @ Kreativ Fotografi
Joomla 3.9.18
Virtuemart 3.4.x
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notvinnie

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Add the description to the category...
Set configuration in backend configuration templates show category description.

Jörgen @ Kreativ Fotografi

Jörgen, thank you for your help with this.

I wonder if you could help a little further.

I have attached a screenshot showing what's going on.

Already enabled description for category, doesn't seem to want to show description when the categories are shown on the same page as each other.

I hope my screenshots make sense now.

Thanks

Vinny

Jörgen

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Then you have to create an override and edit your categories file in templates.
Category description can usually be very long and would then break the category list display.

Jörgen @ Kreativ Fotografi
Joomla 3.9.18
Virtuemart 3.4.x
Olympiantheme Hera (customized)