DEPRECATED: Page Builder’s advanced content tools replace the previous banner functionality as described in this topic. We keep this content in the user guide as a convenience for those whose stores have customizations that prevent them from using Page Builder.
A banner rotator can be used to display a single banner, or multiple banners in a specific sequence or random order. The next banner in the sequence appears whenever the page is refreshed.
The banner rotator is a widget that can be assigned to a specific page, product, or category, and placed most anywhere in your store. In addition, banner rotators can be associated with a specific cart or catalog price rule.
Step 1: Create the individual banners
Create the individual banners that you want to include in the rotator.
Step 2: Add a widget
Follow the basic steps to add a widget.
Set Type to
Under Layout Updates, choose the page and location where the banner rotator is to appear.
Step 3: Configure the banner rotator
In the left panel, choose Widget Options and do the following:
Set Banners to Display to
(Optional) To limit the banner to a certain area of the page, set Restrict by Banner Types to the place on the page where you want the banner to appear.
Set Rotation Mode to one of the following:
Do not rotate, display all at once
One at a time, Random
One at a time, Series
One at a time, Shuffle
To choose the banners to be included in the rotator, do the following:
In the Specify Banners section, use Search to find the banners you want to include. If necessary, click Reset Filter to list all the available banners.
Select the checkbox of each banner you want to include in the rotator.
To set the sequence of each banner in relation to the others, enter a number in the Position column. To place a banner in the first position, enter
When complete, click Save.
Banner layout update options
|Display On Categories||Determines the categories where the banner rotator appears.
Anchor Categories - Appears only on anchored category pages listed in the layered navigation.
Non-Anchor Categories - Appears only on non-anchored category pages, which are category pages that are not shown in the layered navigation.
Products - Displays the banner rotator for a specific product, or type of product. Options: All Product Type / Simple Product / Grouped Product / Configurable Product / Bundle Product / Virtual Product / Gift Card
|Categories||Displays the banner rotator for only the categories selected.|
|Block Reference||Assigns the banner rotator to a specific location by reference. Options: Breadcrumbs / Left Column / Main Content Area / My Cart Extra Actions / Navigation Bar / Page Bottom / Page Footer Before / Page Footer Bottom / Page Header / Page Top / Right Column / Store Language|
Banner widget options
|Banners to Display||Options: Specified Banners / Shopping Cart Promotions Related / Catalog Promotions Related|
|Restrict by Banner Types||Limits the banner to a certain section. Options: Content Area / Footer / Header / Left Column / Right Column|
|Rotation Mode||Select the rotation mode for the banners. Options:
Do not rotate - Display one banner after the other, in a stack where all are visible.
One at a time, Random - Displays the banners that you specify in a randomly generated order. Every time the page is refreshed, a different (and random) banner appears.
One at the time, Series - Displays the banners that you specify by the order of their position every time the page is refreshed.
One at the time, Shuffle - Displays one banner at a time in a shuffled position order. This option is similar to the One at a time, Random option, except that the same banner does not repeat back-to-back (unless you have only one banner).
|Specify Banners||Select the banners to include from the list of available banners.|