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Create 'landing' page / sub-page

Postby jeschulze » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:29 pm

Hello folks, Been working on this site for a while now, my first joomla site, and I've hit a wall on the development, hoping I can get some advice here;

At this page here, http://www.metalmotifs.com/dealerspot-top

I would like to have a series of sub pages; if you click on each article in the category you'll see what I mean, each of those pages needs to look exactly like they do now. But the header page for the category (dealerspot-top) Is less than astheticaly pleasing, not to mention it does not have all the functionality I need. I've tried to create a article and then use that as a jumpoff to the different category articles, but the problem is that any module I add to that menu item somehow ALSO winds up on the sub pages themselves! I've tried creating uncategorized articles and different menu links, section view, everything, but anything I put on the top page is mirrored on the sub pages. It's driving me batty. Not sure how it even knows that it's linked!

Please help, this must be possible, i've seen it on other folks pages, but I'm just not seeing how it is done.

Thank you for your time!

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Re: Create 'landing' page / sub-page

Postby lafrance » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:34 pm

Hello!

Welcome to Joomla.

As this is a template from a developer joomlabamboo you be better server posting on there forum that what you paid your subscription for.
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Re: Create 'landing' page / sub-page

Postby jeschulze » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:50 pm

I looked on the forum there but there was no place for such things.. this actually has nothing to do with the template itself, this is a problem with how Joomla handles menu links. I'm sure the problem would be the same if I disabled the template altogether.

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Re: Create 'landing' page / sub-page

Postby lafrance » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:55 pm

Hello!

ok so basically what you are trying to do is.
Home
-sub-menu 1
-sub menu 2

Am I right ?
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Re: Create 'landing' page / sub-page

Postby jeschulze » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:05 pm

Yes, But I do not want any of the modules assigned to sub 1 to show up on sub 2. Sub 2 being all of the articles listed in the category, there could be 100 or more eventually, we don't want that to show up on the home menu. I basically want to make a home page for this section.

As far as I know, the only way to assign modules to pages is assigning them to menu items, but those assignments carry to the everything under that menu item.. :<

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Re: Create 'landing' page / sub-page

Postby lafrance » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:14 pm

Hello!

will wait for someone else to answer as I am completely lost now
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Re: Create 'landing' page / sub-page

Postby jeschulze » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:25 pm

Okay, It sure has stumped me, that's for sure. I'm sure there is a simple answer I'm not seeing. I think your thinking in menus though, I only want the menu to lead to the category list view (or a article which i can link more articles with using a different module.)

There will be no more sub categories after that, only 100 or so different articles, which should inherit none of the modules from the category list view page.

Hopefully this makes sense to someone! Thanks for your help tho, lafrance. :)

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Re: Create 'landing' page / sub-page

Postby lafrance » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:37 pm

Hello!

See if he as anything that would help.
http://www.nonumber.nl/
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Re: Create 'landing' page / sub-page

Postby stephenb » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:28 am

MetaMod could be great for this too - it would allow you to assign modules ONLY to the category list/blog page and not the individual articles beneath it.

http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... ntrol/3391

You would assign the MetaMod to the "category list" menu item, the target module to "none" menu items, then use the following rule:

if ( $option == "com_content" and $view == "category" ) return XXX;

(replace XXX with the module ID you want to display only on the category page).
Then, the target module won't show up on the article pages below it.
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Re: Create 'landing' page / sub-page

Postby jeschulze » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:31 pm

That sounds like it would work. I'm also on the look out for a improved category listing mod, as Joomla's default isn't all that customizable besides CSS it appears. But this might answer my question for now, i'll check it out!

Thanks! :)


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