Sub-Category Thumbnails

Sub-category thumbnails including an image, allowing users to quickly see and click into sub-categories.

Wireframe

Sub-category thumbnails


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.
  • The code snippet in this tweak doc uses Bootstrap 4, you may need to alter this code depending on what version of Bootstrap your theme is using. You can find out what version your theme is using here.

Coding Instructions

Step 1: Open the category template

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

Step 2: Add the code into the template

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

[%content_menu content_type:'category' sortby:'sortorder, name' show_empty:'0' category:'[@id@]' start_category:'[@id@]'%]
    [%param header%]
        <section class="row" aria-label="Sub-Category Links">
    [%/param%]
    [%param *level_1%]
            <div class="col-6 col-sm-4 col-lg-3 text-center">
                <a href="[@url@]">
                    <img src="[%asset_url type:'content' id:'[@content_id@]' default:'[@config:imageurl@]/na.gif'/%]" class="img-fluid">
                    <p>[@name@]</p>
                </a>
            </div>
    [%/param%]
    [%param footer%]
            <div class="col-12">
                <hr>
            </div>
        </section>
    [%/param%]
[%/content_menu%]

Final Result

Sub-category thumbnails


Customising this Section

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


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