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Hi everyone,


I use prestashop_new theme + many customizing modification. Now I need display special category page. For all product-list i use only product view but for this one I need show:


1. for parrent category-> subcategories images

2. for subcategories-> standard product-list.


Ok, this is example what I mean:



I have two ideas:


maybe i can display subcategories images only when products inside parrent category don't extist




get custom_category.tpl to category with special id


This solusion works but show subcategories image on all of page, even subcategories image doesn't add.

and show product from parrent category.

{if isset($subcategories)}

<!-- Subcategories -->

<div id="subcategories">

<h3>{l s='Subcategories'}</h3>

<ul class="inline_list">

{foreach from=$subcategories item=subcategory}


<a href="{$link->getCategoryLink($subcategory.id_category, $subcategory.link_rewrite)|escape:'htmlall':'UTF-8'}" title="{$subcategory.name|escape:'htmlall':'UTF-8'}">

{if $subcategory.id_image}

<img src="{$link->getCatImageLink($subcategory.link_rewrite, $subcategory.id_image, 'medium')}" alt="" width="{$mediumSize.width}" height="{$mediumSize.height}" />


<img src="{$img_cat_dir}default-medium.jpg" alt="" width="{$mediumSize.width}" height="{$mediumSize.height}" />


</a><br />

<a href="{$link->getCategoryLink($subcategory.id_category, $subcategory.link_rewrite)|escape:'htmlall':'UTF-8'}">{$subcategory.name|escape:'htmlall':'UTF-8'}</a>




<br class="clear"/>




and this solution has a bug:



public function displayContent()



self::$smarty->assign('categoryNameComplement', '');










Do you have any idea?

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I created a little module to do it some time ago. basically, I set up a database table with category "levels". Every level had a number of category ids associated to it.

I hooked the module into the footer, then, it performed a db query when in a category page, t know the category level.

With a conditional statement, i then showed the template I wanted, like:

{if $category_level == 1} {include template 1....}

{else if $category_level == 2} {include template 2...}




Hope this can help! :)

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