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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:25 AM #1

Hello Everyone,

This is my first time posting and I am very new to CS-Cart, and newer yet to smarty.

I was wondering if it was at all possible to have a landing page before someone gets to the store?

A little reasoning to my purposely disregard for UX design.

My boss wants to have a landing page for the store to tell people that are purchasing that a fraction of the money that they use to purchase items, will be going to a charity. I want to have this information as well as a "goal" progress bar on the landing page so people know how close we are to our goal, which then resets every month.

No issues on the design or the coding for the page itself, I just want to know if it's at all possible to have that landing page there, and if so, how would I go about achieving this.

Thank you in advance!

 

Posted 12 December 2013 - 03:12 AM #2

There is a Homepage Location under Design-> Layouts that you could use to customize a landing page if you want. Although it will use the default Top, Header and Footer Panels.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:37 PM #3

Hi
The simplest way to do this depending on what you need on the page is to make the landing page .htm or .html
Most servers will look for this these extensions first. You can then link to the index.php which is the front of the shop.

Another alternative if you need php on your landing page is to put you store in a sub folder and if you want you can put an entire site in the root folder.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:13 PM #4

Thanks to both of you!

requincreative, your solution seems to be the simplest and most effective way of getting the results I'm after.

Appreciate the response!

 

Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:16 PM #5

requincreative, your solution seems to be the simplest and most effective way of getting the results I'm after.

Appreciate the response!


No problem

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:28 PM #6

Why wouldn't you just use an html block on your homepage and/or with template variables enabled that could read your current funding level from either the DB or a file (depending on how frequently you want to update it).

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 08:17 PM #7

Because I've never used Cs-Cart or Smarty before. It's an entirely different experience from the web development I've done in the past.

Also, I've set the landing page as my default, but I now can't link it to the default main page that has the list of products, any suggestions?