Category Banner Adverts

Add two advertising spaces for the category page.


Category Banner

Preparation Checklist

Before you start this tweak, it's a good idea to run through our preparation checklist below:

  • Read through the Getting Started Guide to get a better sense of how the Control Panel, Database and Front End store interact.
  • Learn our recommended Simple Workflow. This makes the implementation process as easy as possible.
  • Create a new Staging Theme for this tweak. This allows you to preview any changes before they are visible to live customers.

Coding Instructions

Step 1: Setup the ad group

To add adverts to the category page you will first need to create an advert group.

  1. In the control panel, go to Setup & tools > All settings & tools > Webstore Advertising Groups.
  2. Setup a new advert group named category_banner_adverts.

Step 2: Create the adverts

Create an advert and set the "Group" to category_banner_adverts and "Select location for ad to appear" to the desired category page. Repeat this step for the second category banner.

Step 3: Add the category page code

Open /httpdocs/assets/themes/[THEME-NAME]/templates/cms/category.template.html and paste the following code into the template where you would like it to appear:

[%advert type:'text' limit:'2' ad_group:'category_banner_adverts'%]
    [%param *body%]
        <div class="col-sm-6">
            <a href="[@url@]" target="[@target@]">
                <img class="img-fluid img-responsive" src="[%asset_url type:'adw' id:'[@ad_id@]'%][%param default%][%cdn_asset html:'0' library:'images'%]default_product.gif[%/cdn_asset%][%/param%][%/asset_url%]" alt="[@headline@]">

Final Result

Category adverts

Customising this Section

More information on how to customise this section can be found within the Advert Documentation.

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