This article describes how to move category description below the product list.

To implement the necessary changes, you will need to modify X-Cart templates as described below; you will also need to install and configure the module “Banner System”.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Modification of X-Cart templates

    1.1. Create a new template; for example:


    Here is the content of the new template:

     * @ListChild (list="center.bottom", weight="300")
    <div class="category-description">{getDescription():h}</div>
The new template will be used to display category description in the center bottom part of the page within the "center.bottom" list.  

1.2\. Run the following SQL query on your X-Cart database:
    INSERT INTO xc_theme_tweaker_template (template, date) VALUES ("theme_tweaker/default/en/center/bottom/category_description.tpl", UNIX_TIMESTAMP());
After doing so you will be able to edit the new template directly in the Admin area of your X-Cart store, on the "Look & Feel" page in the "Webmaster mode" section, or while using the "Webmaster mode" tool.  

1.3\. Re-generate X-Cart cache.  

1.4\. Modify the code of the template _skins/default/en/category_description.tpl_  using the "Webmaster mode" tool:  

Comment out the code responsible for the output of category description by placing it inside the special tags {* *}; for example:
    <div class="category-description">{getDescription():h}</div>
This will remove category description from the center top part of the page.  
  1. Set up a banner for the category.

    2.1. Install and activate the module “Banner System”.

    2.2. Remove the image from the category description, and use the same image to set up a banner that will be displayed in the center top part of the category page.

    On the screenshots below you can find an example of how to set up such a banner for a category:

    2016-05-05 15-35-25 - Banner - Apparel category.png

    2016-05-05 15-34-10 - Banner - Apparel category.png

Please note that the new template is included into the “center.bottom” list with the weighting factor weight=”300”. This way, the new template will be displayed after the widget “Category products” (XLite\View\ItemsList\Product\Customer\Category\Main : default/en/items_list/body.tpl, for which the weighting factor is specified as weight=”200”), and before the widget “Bestseller products” (XLite\Module\CDev\Bestsellers\View\Bestsellers : default/en/items_list/body.tpl, for which the weighting factor is specified as weight=”400”):


* @ListChild (list="center.bottom", zone="customer", weight="200")


* @ListChild (list="center.bottom", zone="customer", weight="400")

On the screenshots below, it is shown how to use the “Webmaster mode” tool to determine what widgets and templates are used to display data on a category page:

2016-05-05 14-35-51 - Webmaster mode - Category description.png

2016-05-05 14-50-29 - Webmaster mode - Category products.png