The Custom Design tab gives you control over the look and feel of a category and all assigned product pages, including the content blocks and page layout. You can customize a category page its assigned products for a promotion or to differentiate the category from others and increase sales. For example, you might develop distinctive design for a brand or special line of products.
To create a custom category design:
|1.||If the parent category of the selected category has already been customized and you want to use same settings, set Use Parent Category Settings to “Yes.”|
|2.||To apply the custom design to all the products assigned to the category, set Apply to Products to “Yes.” Otherwise, the customization applies to only the category page.|
|3.||To apply a different theme to the category, select the theme you want to use from the Custom Theme list.|
|4.||To apply the category design to a specific range of time, click the calendar to select both the Active From and Active To dates. Otherwise, the design will take effect when you save the changes to the category.|
|5.||Click the Save Category button to save your changes.|
Use Parent Category Settings
Apply to Products
Applies custom settings to all products in the category. Options: Yes / No
Determines the beginning date of the period of time when a custom theme is active.
Determines the end date of the period of time when a custom theme is active.
No layout updates
This option lets you define your own page layout.(Requires an understanding of XML.)
Applies a one-column layout to the category page.
2 columns with left bar
Applies a two-column layout with a left sidebar to the category page.
2 columns with right bar
Applies a two-column layout with a right sidebar to the category page.
Applies a three-column layout to the category page.
Custom Layout Update