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Editing Front page block information

Editing Front page block information

I am trying to edit the default pictures in magento 1.9.2  on the front page in the left and right block.  I had figured out how to change a picture by using the name of the image and uploading a  new one, however, I wanted to add more images below their default ones but I do not know where the information is located in magento folders.  In default install when you click on left callout it takes you to shopping cart, but I want to change this information.

 

Can someone please tell me where to edit the front page?  I know there is a file somewhere with the code but I do not know where.

 

Thank you in advance,

 

Steven

 

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Re: Editing Front page block information

Hi @sssteven4,

 

For your requirement you need to create a new block for adding the custom information. Please check this link out: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13082252/how-can-add-staic-block-to-sidebar-in-magento

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Re: Editing Front page block information

I sort of understand that, there must be current code that shows the sidebars that come with magento, but what I need to know is where and what is the file that is currently being used to show the code?  I would edit that or use some of current structure, but I have no idea where the current information is.

I am not a programmer or even smart when it comes to editing, so I need more help than most.

 

Thank you,

Steven

Re: Editing Front page block information

Its not a programming question, you don't have to write a single line of code for that. learn how to ues widget

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7Qufhntff4

http://magento.stackexchange.com/questions/25507/how-do-i-add-a-block-on-the-home-page-above-the-con...

basicly you just need to create a static block, use the online edit button to upload image and insert to the block, then use widget to insert this block to specific page -> homepage -> left or right column

Re: Editing Front page block information

Thank you for your help I will watch the video.  But when you say "insert" a block image, my question is where am I inserting that information to?

Thanks again,

Steven

 

Re: Editing Front page block information

What i understood is you want to change the default image given in the left sidebar and also want to insert more images

Please copy file left_col.phtml Located in the App > Design > Front End > Base > Default > Template > callouts  and copy to your theme path say   App > Design > Front End > Default > Your_THEME > Template > callouts. You will find default image in that file so you can change the same. Also If you want to Add more image there are 2 options 

 

1) Add the Static Block Below it OR 2) Just add the images directly there in phtml file

 

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Re: Editing Front page block information

Thank you for your help, that was the answer I was looking for.

 

Steven

Re: Editing Front page block information

I am in need of help again on this subject matter. I am using 1.9.2.4 and I am trying to change the pictures on the front page from their defauts. I have done this on 3 other websites I have but maybe when my last upgrade they were changed back to the defaults.

Anyway, before all I had to do was change the pictures in the  /public_html/skin/frontend/default/default/images/media/ folder and my new images came up. 

But now when I do that it does not work, the default images show up. 
I then was looking at help and I see in another folder  /public_html/app/design/frontend/base/default/template/callouts/

there is the callout left and right images, but they are "phtml" formatting and I do not know how to make an image in that format, or have a program that does{ I think}.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you,

Steven