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With this extension you can set the featured categories either in the content area or in the sidebar throughout your opencart site.

Works with 1.5.5.1 and 1.5.6.1

Features:

  • Select categories to feature
  • Add thumbnail for each category
  • Set the number of sub categories to show (if any).
  • Can be used in sidebars or in the content area.
  • See the screenshots and live preview for more info: http://2.s3.envato.com/files/34926021/screenshot_02.jpg
  • Note: The CSS styling provided is for the default opencart theme. If you are using a custom theme, you will need to adjust the CSS styles.

Updates

  • Jan 06 – Updated for OC 1.5.5.1.

Theme using this module:

  • netbilisim

    2013-05-01 00:51:46
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    Hi, i have a problem with showing category thumbnails in homepage. I can upload image for thumbnail, but it's not visible. I installed it again but problem was not solved.

  • OcPress

    2013-06-25 19:50:30
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    Please send me a link to your site. Are you using oc 1.5.5.1?

  • elfleat

    2013-02-05 01:21:36
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    When I activate this module, I'm getting the following error: Warning: imagecreatetruecolor() expects parameter 1 to be long, string given in /var/www/html/shoppingcart/system/library/image.php on line 96Warning: imagealphablending() expects parameter 1 to be resource, null given in /var/www/html/shoppingcart/system/library/image.php on line 99Warning: imagesavealpha() expects parameter 1 to be resource, null given in /var/www/html/shoppingcart/system/library/image.php on line 100Warning: imagecolorallocatealpha() expects parameter 1 to be resource, null given in /var/www/html/shoppingcart/system/library/image.php on line 101Warning: imagecolortransparent() expects parameter 1 to be resource, null given in /var/www/html/shoppingcart/system/library/image.php on line 102Warning: imagefilledrectangle() expects parameter 1 to be resource, null given in /var/www/html/shoppingcart/system/library/image.php on line 107Warning: imagecopyresampled() expects parameter 1 to be resource, null given in /var/www/html/shoppingcart/system/library/image.php on line 109 Could you please take a look?

  • OcPress

    2013-02-06 22:06:15
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    Did you set the width&height?

  • devon_the_d00d

    2013-09-16 19:10:33
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    Hi raviG, Couple questions. I'm using categories to display/sort different companies and need to know if I can upload the company logos to use for this mod and then have a different (full width) banner/photo display on the actual category page that is listing the products. Basically, company logos would display on the homepage featured categories mod, but when you click one of the links, the actual category page with products would have a (totally different) full width banner across the top. Is that possible with this, or does it use the same image on both pages? Hope that makes sense. haha Let me know, thanks!!

  • OcPress

    2013-09-16 19:22:52
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    Opencart has this feature where each of your categories can have a banner image on top. The banner image can be uploaded when editing the category in the admin. So yes, you can use this module to show the logos on the homepage and have a different image on the category page. Cheers

  • devon_the_d00d

    2013-10-12 16:27:14
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    Hey raviG, Bought the mod today, it installed good with no errors or anything. But when I click the "Add New Category" button it doesn't add a new category, it do anything. Using OC1.5.6. Let me know what you think is going on. Thanks

  • OcPress

    2013-10-12 22:44:11
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    Can you send me your admin credentials so I can have a look?

  • devon_the_d00d

    2013-10-13 00:28:40
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    Sent you a message through your main profile with OC admin and ftp access. You should have it.

  • OcPress

    2013-10-13 00:44:38
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    Got it. I will have a look and get back to you asap.

  • OcPress

    2013-10-16 20:15:19
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    I double checked everything on my side and it is working fine here.

  • maxun

    2013-03-05 23:15:18
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    Opencart 1.5.4.1 Everything works - great module! Only admipanel error log is one notification PHP Notice: Undefined variable: izi in / home/u7937/public_html/admin/view/template/module/featured_category.tpl on line 203 I am pleased with the purchase!

  • OcPress

    2013-03-05 23:58:32
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    The updated version of the module works with 1.5.5.1 only. When did you download it?

  • maxun

    2013-03-14 19:35:55
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    yes. If possible, provide for download for all versions.

  • slodki

    2013-03-22 23:04:53
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    Hi, I've downloaded this module and installed it on a custom theme, it seems that the category module only displays as a single column, not many columns. Please have a look www.mybatteryreplacement.com.au Thank you

  • OcPress

    2013-03-25 20:58:03
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    Sorry for the late reply. This is because the CSS is missing. Normally it goes in the header section. Did you modify the code in the header part? Try to add the css styles for the module in the one you used for the theme.

  • slodki

    2013-03-25 22:02:09
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    Hi Ravi, I did not modify anything, except for adding your code. I do not know much about css styles so I will have to read up on this. Which line in the code of your module should I copy css style from my theme? Thanks

  • OcPress

    2013-03-26 21:22:43
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    Normally when you activate the module, the css file "featured_category.css" goes directly in the head section. Did you try it with the default theme? If it works with the default theme, then the problem is coming from the theme you are using. If it is still not working, copy the styles from the file "featured_category.css" found in the catalog folder and paste it in your main .css file.

  • behmer

    2013-09-14 20:37:10
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    Can this be used as a module on the home page? I would like a featured categories module instead of a latest product module. I am referencing this theme (http://rgenesis.com/themeforest/RGen-OpenCart-Modern-Store-Design/demo1/) Thanks

  • OcPress

    2013-09-14 20:46:57
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    Yes the module can be placed on the homepage. See demo

  • behmer

    2013-09-14 21:09:34
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    yes but would it tie into an actual module as seen in the link I provided. They are two separate things i believe

  • OcPress

    2013-09-14 23:10:54
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    The module will work with any theme. You can add it to wherever you want (content top/contentbottom/Sidebars). The only thing you will have to modify is the CSS file to match your design.

  • coolmax

    2013-03-09 19:46:08
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    Hi man! My version opencart 1.5.4.1. This module supports this version ??? Or he worked only on 1.5.5.1?

  • OcPress

    2013-03-25 21:03:21
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    Sorry for the late reply. It works with 1.5.5.1 only.

  • thj

    2013-04-02 01:03:22
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    Hi Great module. Just have a small problem. The categories are not going across the page. Instead they are going down the page. What do I need to change to get the categories to go across the home page like your demo version? Thanks thj

  • OcPress

    2013-04-02 22:07:26
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    Can you please post a link to your site? Normally it is due to the css file being missing. See my previous reply to "slodki" above.

  • OptimaRacing

    2013-03-23 09:24:49
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    How do you set the subcategories to zero? It doesn't honor 0 or a blank space.

  • OcPress

    2013-03-25 20:55:05
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    Sorry for the late reply. Does it show all the sub categories when you set it to 0?

  • nicobaz

    2013-04-04 09:01:05
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    Dear RaviG, I have always this problem : In MegaStore – Featured Category Module I can’t click button “Add New Category”. When I click, nothing Happen. Other point, when my module is activated : Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/.../catalog/controller/module/featured_category.php on line 60 The lines 56 to 66 are : 56 $this->data[‘featured_category_cat’] = array(); 57 58 $results = $this->config->get(‘featured_category_cat’); 59 60 foreach($results as $result){ 61 $this->data‘featured_category_cat’ = array( 62 ‘catId’ => $result[‘catId’], 63 ‘catImg’ => $this->model_tool_image->resize($result[‘catImage’], $setting[‘image_width’], $setting[‘image_height’]), 64 ‘catDesc’ => $result[‘catDesc’] 65 ); 66 } Thx you in advance for your help

  • Stewan_io

    2017-01-15 07:20:44
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    Great work, nice colors!

  • scruffylooking

    2013-03-23 08:52:50
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    I had a client license this addon just yesterday. Having LOTS of problems with it. One, doesn't honor the thumbnail image I set for the category. I set the list of subcategories to be 5 and then later decided to use no sub categories. However, the new values are not being honored even though I am clearing caches and vqmod caches. I would hold off on licensing this extension until the author fixes some of the issues mentioned in the comments. Finally, even though Code Canyon shows this works with all Opencart 1.5 versions... IT ONLY WORKS WITH 1.5.5.1.

  • OcPress

    2013-03-25 21:02:12
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    I've put a note on the item's description that it has been updated for 1.5.5.1 on January 6. It will not work with previous versions of opencart because the code is different.

  • suthichai

    2013-05-14 19:01:05
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    It works out of the box. (1.5.5.1) I have also managed to show subcategories thumbnail, here is the steps: Step 1. In catalog/controller/module/featured_category.php, look for

    $level_2_data[] = array(
    	'id' => $category_2['category_id'],
    	'name'     => $category_2['name'],
    	'children' => $level_3_data,
    	'href'     => $this->url->link('product/category', 'path=' . $category_1['category_id'] . '_' . $category_2['category_id'])
    );
    replace with
    $level_2_data[] = array(
    	'id' => $category_2['category_id'],
    	'name'     => $category_2['name'],
    	'children' => $level_3_data,
    	'href'     => $this->url->link('product/category', 'path=' . $category_1['category_id'] . '_' . $category_2['category_id']),
    	'thumb' => $this->model_tool_image->resize($category_2['image'], 150,150)
    );
    
    Step 2. In view/theme/clean/template/module/featured_category.tpl, around line 24, look for
    
    
    Add this line after the li
    ">"  alt="" />