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CR2 Alter Menu

CR2 Alter Menu
General settings Mobile menu Compatibility mode Shortcodes Extreme mode Demo 2 Custom menu items
Extension Name CR2 Alter Menu Rating 1 2 3 4 5
License Commercial Votes 11
Price $16.00 Views 30550
Developer cryoutcreations Sales 134
Date Added 24 August 2011 Request Support
Date Modified 31 July 2014 Report extension
The module allows the user to modify OpenCart’s main menu by adding or replacing the predefined links with user defined links. All customizations are applied transparently on each page display using JavaScript *** no Vqmod *** no file editing ***

Features:
  • advanced shortcodes for automatic inclusion of built-in OpenCart content (added in 0.9.5)
    > store categories / top categories (via drop down menu)
    > specific category and its sub-categories (via drop down menu) (added in 0.9.6)
    > store information pages / footer information pages (via drop down menu)
    > store manufacturers (via drop down menu)
    > automatic link for account, cart and contact pages
  • mobile menu support for responsive themes (added in 0.9.6)
  • define your own links in the main menu (links to pages, categories, areas of OpenCart)
  • add the custom links by appending them to the existing menu, either at the beginning or the end of the menu
  • completely replace the existing menu with custom links
  • all link labels (the visible text in the link) are localizable (you will be able to add different labels for each language defined in your shop)
  • advanced configuration making the module compatible with almost all custom themes, as long as the area containing the menu has and ID or a site-wide unique classname


(!) Please read the important notes in the Documentation tab.

Known limitations:
    - No dropdown/submenus for custom items - custom links cannot be added as submenu/dropdown items
    - The module requires JavaScript enabled in the visitor's browser. It will not process/replace the menu for users which have disabled JavaScript in their browsers.
    - Appending mode is likely to be less compatible with custom themes than replacing mode.
    - The module will display the same menu on all stores in a multi-store setup.
    - Mobile menu currently supports only <select> containers.


Demo: http://demos.cryoutcreations.eu/opencart/modules/
Support and configuration manual: http://www.cryoutcreations.eu/alter-menu/

Compatibility:
tested with OpenCart 1.5.1.x to 1.5.6.4 (and any version in between except 1.5.5, which requires one line change).
1.5.0.x and 1.4.x are not supported.
You must buy a license to download this extension click here.
Download Name Compatibility Action
version 0.9.7 1.5.1, 1.5.1.1, 1.5.1.2, 1.5.1.3, 1.5.2, 1.5.2.1, 1.5.3, 1.5.3.1, 1.5.4, 1.5.4.1, 1.5.5.1, 1.5.6, 1.5.6.1, 1.5.6.2, 1.5.6.3, 1.5.6.4 [ Download ]
version 0.9.6 1.5.1, 1.5.1.1, 1.5.1.2, 1.5.1.3, 1.5.2, 1.5.2.1, 1.5.3, 1.5.3.1, 1.5.4, 1.5.4.1, 1.5.5.1, 1.5.6, 1.5.6.1, 1.5.6.2, 1.5.6.3, 1.5.6.4 [ Download ]

Installation:

Important notes:
1. Before buying the module, test that your theme supports displaying modules in either the Content Top or the Content Bottom area of the shop on all of the pages. This can be done with any of the already integrated modules. Some themes, due to their highly customized nature and lack of developer interest in compatibility, do not load modules on all but some of the pages (routes/layouts), and as a result the module will only be loaded and the menu will only be processed on those pages, and not on all of the shop's pages.
2. Although the module has been tested on various custom themes and is designed to be very scallable, we cannot guarantee that it will work on any theme. Some theme modifications may be required to make the module work.
3. The module relies on OpenCart's Layouts feature to display itself on all pages of the shop. If (some or all of) the layouts are deleted, the module will not be able to modify the menu on those pages that do not have a layout defined.

- Extract the downloaded archive
- Connect using a FTP program to your hosting/server account and browse the root of your OpenCart installation folder.
- Upload the two extracted folders, "admin" and "catalog" to OpenCart's root folder. You should not get any file replacement warnings. If you do, double check to make sure you are not replacing any critical files (if you had an older version of the modules already installed, you will need to replace the old files).
- Enter OpenCart's administration menu, Extensions > Modules and "Install" the module
- Configure the module to suit your needs (remember to Enabled it), save, then refresh the shop page to see the changes.
- Read the online documentation for details on configuring the module.


Non-English users:
This modules does not require translations for the frontend (shop side). You only need to copy and edit the translation file if you use a non-english admin interface. The english translation file is located at "admin/language/english/module/cr2altermenu.php"


Custom themes:
The module should work right away with most themes without to need to copy/edit the template file. Heavily customized themes may be partly or incompatible with the module. If you encounter problems or menu glitches, do not hesitate to contact us.
The module is safe to use no matter which theme you are using. No permanent changes are performed to the themes. If the menu does not appear as it should be after the activation of this module, just disable the module and contact us.

Tags alter menu, menu, main menu, custom links, custom menu, menu items

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