Category Banner Adverts

Two advertising spaces for the category page managed by Neto's marketing campaign manager.


Category Banner

Preparation Checklist

Before you start this tweak, it's a good idea to run through our preparation checklist below:

  • Read through the Getting Started Guide to get a better sense of how the Control Panel, Database and Front End store interact.
  • Learn our recommended Simple Workflow. This makes the implementation process as easy as possible.
  • Create a new Staging Theme for this tweak. This allows you to preview any changes before they are visible to live customers.

Coding Instructions

Step 1: Setup the Advert Group

  • Go to Settings & Tools > All settings & tools.
  • Scroll down to the Web Store section, and click on Webstore Ad Groups
  • Click on the Add New button
  • Enter category-banner-adverts in the Group Name field and hit the Save & Close button

Step 2: Setup the Advertising Campaign

  • Go to Web Store > Advertising Campaigns
  • Click the Add new advertising campaign button in the top-right corner
  • Select Banner, Carousel Slide or Text Advert
  • In the Group dropdown, choose the Group Name category-banner-adverts, and hit the Save & Continue button
  • Under the heading Select location for ad to appear select the desired category and click Add
  • Enter any desired content into the fields: Headline, Ad Text, Image, Call to Action Link Text, and Links To
  • Click the Save and Continue Button
  • Repeat this Step for the second banner

Step 3: Open the Category Template

The homepage template can be found here /httpdocs/assets/themes/[THEME-NAME]/templates/cms/category.template.html.

Step 4: Add the Code into the Template

Paste the following code into the template where you would like the element to appear.

[%advert type:'text' limit:'2' ad_group:'category-banner-adverts'%]
    [%param *body%]
        <div class="col-sm-6">
            <a href="[@url@]" target="[@target@]">
                <img class="img-responsive" src="[%asset_url type:'adw' id:'[@ad_id@]'%][%param default%][%cdn_asset html:'0' library:'images'%]default_product.gif[%/cdn_asset%][%/param%][%/asset_url%]" alt="[@headline@]">

Final Result

Customising this Section

More information on how to customise this section can be found within the Advert Documentation.

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