Design Settings

The Design section gives you control over the look and feel of a category, all associated product pages, and page layout. You can customize a category page and its associated products for a promotion, or to differentiate the category. For example, you might develop a distinctive design for a brand or special line of products, or apply an update for a specific period of time.

Design

The Scheduled Design Update section determines the range of dates when a custom design is applied to category pages. Scheduled Design Update

Field Description
Use Parent Category Settings Allows the current category to inherit the design settings from the parent category. If used, all other fields in the Design section become unavailable. Options: Yes / No
Theme Applies a custom theme to the category.
Layout Applies a different layout to the category page. Options:
No layout updatesBy default, layout updates are not available for category pages.
EmptyUse to define your own page layout. (Requires an understanding of XML.)
1 columnApplies a one-column layout to the category page.
2 columns with left barApplies a two-column layout with a left sidebar to the category page.
2 columns with right barApplies a two-column layout with a right sidebar to the category page.
3 columnsApplies a three-column layout to the category page.
Layout Update XML Updates the theme layout with custom XML code.
Apply Design to Products When selected, applies the custom settings to all products in the category.
Scheduled Design Update
Schedule Update From/To Determines the range of dates when a custom layout is applied to the category.