SM Categories Full

This guide will help you install SM Categories Full step by step.

1REQUIREMENT – Back to top

At the basic level, this module will require the following conditions:

  • Compatible with version Magento 1.8.x or 1.9.x

2INSTALLATION – Back to top

2.1 Extension Installation

  • Step 1: Download and unzip extension contents on your computer and navigate inside the extracted folder.
  • Step 2: Upload folders skin and app from our download package to your Web server’s document root (from here on, referenced as {docroot}). You should see a directory layout like this:

    {docroot} /magento/

    app/
    index.php
    js/
    lib/
    LICENSE.txt
    media/
    pear/
    skin/
    var/
    • Step 3: Login your Magento Admin
    • Step 4: Navigate to System => Configuration => find SM Categories Full module (in the left of column) to configure module

    • Step 5: You will see installed extension, click extension’s name tab to go to extension configuration page.

Important Note:

  • After installing extension, you should logout first and then login Admin Panel to ensure all functions work normally.
  • You should disable all caches in cache management in the installation and configuration process.

2.2 Extension Position Installation

If you want to use this module on a page, for example, Homepage; go to CMS -> Page -> Edit Home page item ->Tab Content, add this code to a position you want:

If you want to show other instances in other positions, add following code to the end of file app\design\frontend\default\{theme name of your store}\layout\SmartAddons\categoriesfull.xml

If you want to show instances in top of category view, add following code to the end of file app\design\frontend\default\{default OR folders to your store’s values}\layout\SmartAddons\categoriesfull.xml

3EXTENSION CONFIGURATION – Back to top

3.1 Below is module layout

3.2 Module Configuration

Note: We used the images of module’s installtion on Magento 1.9.x to illustrate

After installing, go to System -> Configuration and find SM Categories Full (in the left of column) to configure.
The parameters are divided into the following groups:

    • General settings
    • Source Options
    • Categories Options
    • Product Options
    • Image Options
    • Effect Options
    • Advanced Options

Let’s look at the parameters in detail:

General settings

  • Enable/Disable – Allow to enable/disable the module.
  • Link target – Target to open links:
    • New window – Open the link in the new window/tab
    • Same window – Open the link in the same window/tab
    • Popup window – Open links in new pop-up window
  • Title Module – You can enter title of the module on here.
  • Select Layout – We support 2 layouts
    • Layout 1
    • Layout 2
  • Border Display – Allow to display border OR not
  • Number Column – Allow to input number of column
  • Number Row – Allow to input number of row.
Source Options 

  • Select Category – Allow you to select Category
  • Child Category Products: Include or Exclude Products from Child Categories.
  • Category Depth: Allow to select the number of child category levels to return.
  • Featured Products: Allow to Show/Hide/Only Featured Products
  • Product Field to Order By: Set Product Field to Order By
  • Ordering Direction: Allow to order ascending/descending direction
  • Product Limitation: Allow to set product limitation
Categories Options 

    • Display Title – Allow you to display title of category OR not
    • Title Maxlength – Allow you to set the number of title character limitation
    • Style Title- Allow to select the style of title (“Blue/Dark”).
    • Style Image- Allow to select the style of image (“full/half”)

Image Options
Get Image From Category Image

    • Category Image- Allow to select Category image Or not

Get Image from Category Image Thumbnail Image

    • Category Image Thumbnail- Allow to select Category Image Thumbnail Or not

Get Image from Category Description

  • Category Description – Allow to display description of category OR not
  • Order to Get – Allow to order to get image with options such as category_image, category_thumbnail, category_description
  • Resize – Allow you resize product image OR not
  • Image Width – Allow to set image width
  • Image Height – Allow to set image height
  • Constrain Only -If the “constrainOnly” parameter is set to true, in this case the images which are smaller than specified value will be not enlarged by Magento. Only border of such images will increase.
  • Keep Aspect Ratio- Allow to keep aspect ratio. If the “keepAspectRatio” parameter is set to true, in this case the proportions of the image will not be modified.
  • Keep Transparency- The “keepTransparency” parameter keep the transparent background of the images.
  • Keep Frame- The “keepFrame” parameter guarantees that the image will be not cropped. When “keepAspectRatio” is false the “keepFrame” will not work
  • Background Color- Allow to set background color
  • Placeholder- If items do not have image, it will get image nophoto
Products Options
Product Title 

    • Display – Allow to display title of product Or not .
    • Max Length – Allow to set the maxlength of title of product

Product Description

    • Display – Allow to display title of description Or not.
    • Max Length – Allow to set the maxlength of title of description.
    • Product Style Description – Allow to select the product style description (“Light/Dark”)

Others

  • Display Price – Allow to display price OR not.
  • Display Reviews Summary – Allow to display reviews summary OR not.
  • Display Add To Cart – Allow to display Add To Cart OR not
  • Display Add Wishlist – Allow to display Wishlist OR not.
  • Display Add Compare – Allow to display Add Compare OR not
  • Display Readmore Link – Allow to display Readmore link not.
  • Display Readmore Text – Allow to input name of Readmore text. For example: Details

Image Options
Get Image from Product Image

    • Product Image – Allow to get image from product image OR not

Get Image from Product Description

  • Display – Allow to show product title OR not
  • Max characters – Set the number of characters limitation for product title

Product description

  • Product Description – Allow to display description of product OR not
  • Order to Get – Allow to order to get image with options such as product_image, product_description
  • Resize – Allow you resize product image OR not
  • Image Width – Allow to set image width
  • Image Height – Allow to set image height
  • Constrain Only -f the “constrainOnly” parameter is set to true, in this case the images which are smaller than specified value will be not enlarged by Magento. Only border of such images will increase. This is useful if you have small product images and you don’t like when Magento pixelate them. This option will not effect images which are bigger than specified value.
  • Keep Aspect Ratio: Allow to keep aspect ratio. If the “keepAspectRatio” parameter is set to true, in this case the proportions of the image will not be modified.
  • Keep Transparency: The “keepTransparency” parameter keep the transparent background of the images.
  • Keep Frame: The “keepFrame” parameter guarantees that the image will be not cropped. When “keepAspectRatio” is false the “keepFrame” will not work
  • Background Color: Allow to set background color
  • Placeholder: If items do not have image, it will get image nophoto

Effect Options

  • Start – Allow to set page that is displayed at first when you run slideshow
  • Auto Play – Allow to Enable/Disable autoplay mode
  • Interval – The duration to change to next slide
  • Pause/Hover – Allow to pause/hover effects when users hover
  • Effect – Select effect OR not
  • Swipe – It supports touch navigation with pure swipe gesture

Advanced Options

  • Include jQuery – Use jQuery from this module or not
  • Pre-text – The content to show at the top of module
  • Post-text – The content to show at the end of module

4SUPPORT – Back to top

Thank you so much for purchasing this module. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please send us via: Support Tickets System

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