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Removing side navigation menu & replacing with other content

Thread began 4/17/2012 8:31 am by KJT | Last modified 4/18/2012 4:52 am by KJT | 866 views | 6 replies |

KJT

Removing side navigation menu & replacing with other content

I would like to remove the side navigation menu and replace it with other content such as customer support information, delivery info etc.

I do not have a php coding experience and it seems very complex to use my usual tactic of have a go and see if that works.

Can you advise me how to do this? Or do I need to purchase a support ticket to be helped with this?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in the webassist/themes folder, open the folder for the theme you are using


in your theme folder, open the Templates/page.dwt.php

in the default template, the code for the left menu is:

php:
<div id="leftColumn1" class="ps_sidenav sidebar accordion">

            <?php echo($WASideMenu->Body); ?>
    </div>



you can replace the left menu with what ever you like by editing that:

php:
<div id="leftColumn1" class="ps_sidenav sidebar accordion">

            custom content in the left column
    </div>
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KJT

I appreciate the quick reply.

I tried to find what you advised but I cannot find the 'Templates/page.dwt.php' in my root folder and I also did a source code search for the code and I cannot find that in the entire site www.portlandtrading.net.

I have main.dwt.php, admin.dwt.php and install.dwt.php files.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

look in:
webassist/themes/<your theme>/Templates/page.dwt.php


if you did the install on the remote server, you will need to download the template file from the remote server.

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KJT

I looked on the local and remote server and I do not have this folder and file - does this apply to Powerstore 3, because I have not upgraded to Powerstore 4?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you did not mention you where using version 3, so assumed version 4.


in version 3, the left column is generated in the Templates/main.dwt.php file bu this code:

php:
<div id="leftColumn1">

    <?php
if (!function_exists("getCatAccordian")) {
function 
getCatAccordian($StartWith=0,$prevLevels=0)  {
  
$retHTML "";
  
$retScript "";
  
mysql_select_db($GLOBALS['database_PowerStoreConnection'], $GLOBALS['PowerStoreConnection']);
  
$query_SubCategoryList "SELECT * FROM ps3_categories WHERE CategoryParent = ".$StartWith " ORDER BY CategoryName";
  
$SubCategoryList mysql_query($query_SubCategoryList$GLOBALS['PowerStoreConnection']) or die(mysql_error());
  
$totalRows_SubCategoryList mysql_num_rows($SubCategoryList);
  
$row_SubCategoryList mysql_fetch_assoc($SubCategoryList);
  
$spaceStr '&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;';
  if (
$row_SubCategoryList)  {
  
$retHTML .= '<div id="Accordion'.$row_SubCategoryList["CategoryID"].'" class="Accordion" tabindex="0">' "\n";
  
$retScript .= 'var Accordion'.$row_SubCategoryList["CategoryID"].' = new Spry.Widget.Accordion("Accordion'.$row_SubCategoryList["CategoryID"].'", { useFixedPanelHeights: false, defaultPanel: -1 });' "\n";
  
  while (
$row_SubCategoryList)  {
      
$suboptions getCatAccordian($row_SubCategoryList["CategoryID"],($prevLevels));
      
$retScript .= $suboptions[1];
      
$retHTML .= '  <div class="AccordionPanel" >' "\n";
      
$retHTML .= '   <div class="AccordionPanelTab" onclick="doHighlighlight(this);updateContant(\'Products_Results.php?Search=1&ProductCategoryID[]='.$row_SubCategoryList["CategoryID"].'\')">'.(($prevLevels>0)?substr($spaceStr,0,12*$prevLevels):'') .$row_SubCategoryList["CategoryName"].'</div>' "\n";
      if (
$suboptions[0]!="")  {
      
$retHTML .= '    <div class="AccordionPanelContent" >' "\n";
      
$retHTML .=        $suboptions[0];
      
$retHTML .= '    </div>' "\n";
      }
      
$retHTML .= '  </div>' "\n";
      
$row_SubCategoryList mysql_fetch_assoc($SubCategoryList);
  }
  
  
$retHTML .= '</div>' "\n";
  }
  return array(
$retHTML,$retScript,$totalRows_SubCategoryList);
}
}
?> 
<?php
     $Accordian 
getCatAccordian();
      
     echo(
$Accordian[0]);    
     
     

?>
    </div>






change that to this:

php:
<div id="leftColumn1">

    custom content in the left column 
    </div>
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KJT

Great! Thanks for the help.

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