Magento Open Source, 1.9.x

Custom Variables

If you know a little basic HTML, you can create custom variables and incorporate them into pages, blocks, banners, and email templates. When a variable is inserted into HTML, it is formatted as a markup tag, and enclosed in double curly braces.

  • {{CustomVar code= "store_hours"}}

To create a custom variable:

1. On the Admin menu, select System > Custom Variable.
2. Click the Add New Variable button.
3. Enter an identifier in the Variable Code field. Use all lowercase characters, without spaces.
4. Enter a Variable Name, which is used for internal reference. Then, do one of the following:
  • In the Variable HTML Value text field, enter any content you want to include, using basic HTML tags. This option allows you to format the value.
  • In the Variable Plain Value field, enter the variable value as plain text.

New Custom Variable
5. When complete, click the Save button.