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How to set Vacation Message in magento ?

How to set Vacation Message in magento ?

I need to set a Vacation message in Magento as I will be closing my store for a week. So far I found that editing text in Demo Store notice works ok. But I am not sure if editing text in Demo Mode and turning it on is a good idea, because I read somewhere that google doesnt like when Demo Mode is turned on Active store, maybe I am wrong.

 

Any recommendation how should I proceed ? I only need to put a message, I don't want to turn off checkout.

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Re: How to set Vacation Message in magento ?

There are a few ways you can go about this.

 

I think the easiest way to go about this is to create a static block in your admin Panel.

 

CMS -> Static Block -> Add new block

 

Now call this static block with a widget

 

CMS -> Widget -> Add new widget

 

When setting this up you can call to choose the static block, and place it in your "Navigation Bar" section in the block reference.

 

Just add somthing simple to your static block.

 

<div style="width:100%; padding:5px; text-align:center; background:red;">

STORE NOTICE HERE

</div>

 

Hope this helps.


Freelance Web Developer - Graphic Designer - SEO Analyst
Conor Rhys Tomkins

Re: How to set Vacation Message in magento ?

Thank you for help.. what do you think about editing Demo Notice, and turning it on (the notic eis orange and attractive) ?
I just dont know if setting store to Demo Mode is google crawler friendly.

Re: How to set Vacation Message in magento ?

Well - its hard to say. Depends, no one really knows exactly what effects Google. Your site may not even get indexed during the week with the notice on so it may not even noticed (pun intended). Just don't take the chance, just use the static block Smiley Happy


Freelance Web Developer - Graphic Designer - SEO Analyst
Conor Rhys Tomkins

Re: How to set Vacation Message in magento ?

I just did and put notice in the Navigation Bar. The message is right in the center under navigation menu.. is there a way to put  the message in under URL bar ?

Re: How to set Vacation Message in magento ?

Change the block reference to page top. That should do it Smiley Happy

Freelance Web Developer - Graphic Designer - SEO Analyst
Conor Rhys Tomkins

Re: How to set Vacation Message in magento ?

I really appreciate your help! it solve my problem... Smiley Happy 5+