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Change the Look of a Specific Category with CSS:

A skilled style sheet artist can help you customize the look of a partiular category with CSS. Upload the CSS file (e.g. mens-category.css) to CMS / Images & Other Files into a directory named css (remember, this is a case sensitive platform). Then, select Catalog / Manage Categories, select a category, and go to the Custom Design tab.

In the Custom Layout section, add the following reference text to load the CSS file on the selected category:

<reference name="head">
    <action method="addCss">
        <stylesheet>../../../../media/wysiwyg/css/mens-category.css</stylesheet>
    </action>
</reference>

If you have a CSS file declared under System / Configuration / General / Design in the Miscellaneous Scripts field, this original stylesheet still first, and then the category style sheet will load next, overwriting any styles declared above it.

Change the Sort Order of a Specific Category:

By default, products within a category will sort based on the settings under System / Configuration / Catalog / Catalog > Frontend as specified in the Product Listing Sort by field. To change the default sort order for a specific category, select Catalog / Manage Categories, select a category and go to the Display Settings tab. Update the Default Product Listing Sort By as desired (be sure to uncheck Use Config Settings checkbox first).

You can also specifiy what sorting options display in the dropdown on each category page.

 

Change the Price Levels on a Specific Category

By default, the left navigation on category pages will include a Price filter, so shoppers can find products within specific price ranges. 

 

Global Settings

To globally change the pricing levels, select System / Configuration / Catalog / Catalog > Layered Navigation and adjust the Price Navigation Step Calculation fields according to your needs.

 

Category-Specific Settings

To change the price the pricing levels on a specific category page, select Catalog / Manage Categories and select the category. On the Display Settings tab, adjust the Layered Navigation Price Step field – you must first uncheck Use Config Settings (when checked, the setting indicates that the category should use the default global configuration specified above).

Note that any sub-categories under the changed category won't change by default. If you want the same price levels for the sub-categories, you must change the display settings for each sub-category.

 

Hiding Price Filters from All Pages

To globally turn off the Price filter from the left column, select Catalog / Attributes / Manage Attributes > Price. On the Properties tab in the Frontend Properties section, change Use in Layered Navigation to No. You may also want to suppress prices from search pages, product comparisons, or other frontend areas.

Hide Specific Categories from the Navigation:

In most cases, you want all your top-level categories that come from Counterpoint to be visible. However, you may have a need to create one or more categories that you don't want to include in your navigation. You can choose to exclude any category from the navigation menu. 

First, upload the category from Counterpoint. Then, in NRO select Catalog / Manage Categories and change Include in Navigation Menu to No.

The products within the category will still be found via search results by all shoppers, regardless of whether the category displays in the navigation. If you need to hide categories or products based on customer category, take a look at Catalog Permissions.

Hide Specific Categories or Items, based on Customer Category:

With Catalog Permissions, you can show or hide individual items or entire categories based on customer categories, and optionally configure price display based on customer categories. Create a more personalized and customer-centric shopping experience with Catalog Permissions.

Sorting Sizes in the Left Nav

By default, attributes sort alphabetically, which works well for colors but not for sizes like Small, Medium, and Large. You can re-order the sizes manually in NRO Admin Panel by changing the attribute 'position' under Catalog / Attributes / Manage Attributes > sizes on the Manage Label / Options tab. Manually change the ‘position’ value as desired.

Notes:

  • By default, all new attributes are created with a default position of 500
  • Lower numbers show at the top of the list, higher numbers towards the bottom
  • It's a good idea to leave a little padding between numbers; for example, use positions of 10, 20, 30, instead of 1, 2, 3 (so you have room to add more fields later without renumbering everything)
  • If two or more fields share the same position, then those fields would sort alphabetically within that grouping
  • The position field controls the sort order in the left navigation as well as within the Size dropdowns on the item detail pages
  • 'Alphabetical' sorting is handled in the most traditional sense, where uppercase letters sort before lowercase, and numbers sort like 1, 10, 2, 20, 3, 30, 4 ... (numbers sort alphabetically, not alphanumerically)