Magento Enterprise How to Create Banners & Banner Rotator Widgets inside Templates

Posted on Fri, May 30, 2014 in Web Development, eCommerce, Magento, by Mark Middleton

Magento Enterprise has a remarkable set of features including the ability to manage banner advertising natively without the use of any add-ons. This gives you the flexibility to add banners, custom HTML, and other unique blocks of code and automatically tie the display to any number of promotional rules.

Once you have the core pieces of functionality installed, the rest are easily customized within the admin. Here are the basic steps to get the custom content to display in your template:

1. Determine where you want to display the content, and locate that location in the theme layout xml files

2. Add the text link to the layout xml  

3. Add the HTML to your phtml template file  

4. Create a Magento banner

5. Create Banner Rotator Widget

Clear caches and find your template image in your front-end web site.

With this basic installation complete, the possibilities are virtually limitless.

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