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creating external links in magento menu catagory

creating external links in magento menu catagory

I would like one of my menu catagories to link to an external (wordpress blog) link.  I have tried to do this by: adding external link to catagory settings, url redirects, creating a cms block with an url link.  None of these work.

 

 

Could someone please explain how I can have a navigation menu catagory linked to an external url, for example, my wordpress blog in a simple, step by step manner that a non-programmer can understand???

 

Thanks

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Re: creating external links in magento menu catagory

Hi @Furminded

 

There is no way of adding external link nativly in the standard Magento menu without doing some codeing.

 

You can however use the Event dispatching system in Magento, using the following events:

 

page_block_html_topmenu_gethtml_before

page_block_html_topmenu_gethtml_after

 

To modify the output.

 

I hope this helps :-)

Re: creating external links in magento menu catagory

I am also trying to do this. I know NOTHING about magento as I've always worked in worpress or dreamweaver. Can someone please specify exactly how to do this? URL Rewrite is not working.

Re: creating external links in magento menu catagory

Hi,
Use following step to add external links in menu

Step 1: Create a category, in this example we take category id = 12
Step 2: Add a new URL Rewrite from URL rewrite management
Step 3: Enter ID Path: category/12
Step 4: Enter Request Path: catalog/category/view/id/12
Step 5: Enter your external url in "Target Path

Thanks
Jignesh Aakoliya
http://www.ifourtechnolab.com