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How to show the name of the Default Category in the Product.tpl


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Pretty easy. Just 3 steps.


1. In /classes/Product.php

find the constructor function (starts line 294 in my PS1.4.7.0 install)

add the TPL variable

$this->defcat_name = Product::defCat((int)$this->id_category_default);

so it looks like this:


public function __construct($id_product = NULL, $full = false, $id_lang = NULL)
	global $cart;

	parent::__construct($id_product, $id_lang);
	if ($full AND $this->id)
		$this->tax_name = 'deprecated'; // The applicable tax may be BOTH the product one AND the state one (moreover this variable is some deadcode)
		$this->manufacturer_name = Manufacturer::getNameById((int)$this->id_manufacturer);
		$this->supplier_name = Supplier::getNameById((int)$this->id_supplier);
	    $this->defcat_name = Product::defCat((int)$this->id_category_default); // HERE IS CUSTOM VARIABLE FOR TPL
		self::$_tax_rules_group[$this->id] = $this->id_tax_rules_group;
		if (is_object($cart) AND $cart->{Configuration::get('PS_TAX_ADDRESS_TYPE')} != NULL)
			$this->tax_rate = Tax::getProductTaxRate($this->id, $cart->{Configuration::get('PS_TAX_ADDRESS_TYPE')});
			$this->tax_rate = Tax::getProductTaxRate($this->id, NULL);
		$this->new = $this->isNew();
		$this->price = Product::getPriceStatic((int)($this->id), false, NULL, 6, NULL, false, true, 1, false, NULL, NULL, NULL, $this->specificPrice);
		$this->unit_price = ($this->unit_price_ratio != 0  ? $this->price / $this->unit_price_ratio : 0);
		if ($this->id)
			$this->tags = Tag::getProductTags((int)$this->id);

	if ($this->id_category_default)
		$this->category = Category::getLinkRewrite((int)$this->id_category_default, (int)$id_lang);


2. At the very bottom of Product.php (before the closing } symbol) add this function


public function defCat($id_category_default)
				$category = new Category($id_category_default);
				$defcat_name = $category->getName();
				 return $defcat_name;


3. In your product.tpl file add this where ever it needs to go.


<!-- Display default category -->



Don't forget to recompile by choosing Preferences-Performance-Force Compile in the BO.


Of course steps 1 and 2 are not future proofed.

The correct way to do it would be to create an override file, which you can

do if you like and post about how to do it below.

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