Magento Bannersmarts

The Documentation

After download the package, please proceed with the following steps:

Step 1:

Please unzipped the archive.

Step 2:

Installing the extension. You can check compilation state in System > Tool > Compilation, see "Compiler Status". If status is "Enable" to change it to "Disable".

Step 3:

Disable cache at System > Cache Management.

Step 4:

Unload the contents of the module package to the Magento root folder. This will not over write the existing Magento folders of files, only the new contents will added.

Step 5:

Refresh your admin user access rights: logout from your store admin and then login back. Next, please Enable Cache.

1. Manage Placeholder

Go to the CMS IDEAS -> Bannersmarts -> Placeholder. When opened window, you can see 5  placeholders available:

They are place on a page of the web site where banner can be displayed. You can edit template, width, height to display banner.

There are 4 different templates to display banners:


Tabbed Carousel


Carousel with side block

To setup a your own placeholders, you have to create new placeholder and add it to the layout. Then you only need to select this placeholder when create banner smart. Banner will to displayed at the location setup.

Step1: Create new placeholder

Click the button “Add” at top right corner. You fill the fields as refer below:

Name - is the name of the placeholder.

Code - is the code of the placeholder used in layouts. Any unique value possible.

Sort Order - is the order of the output in the placeholder's list.

Template - sets template for current placeholder. Possible options: Default, Tabbed Carousel, Carousel, Carousel with side block.

Width - sets the width of the banner.

Height - sets the height of the banner.

Status - enables / disables the placeholder.

Then click the button "Save"

Step 2: Add placeholder to the layout

Go to the CMS -> Widgets. Click the button "Add New Widget Instance". For the "Type" select "Banner Placeholder". For the "Design" select your current theme. The “Title” can again be anything, such as "HomePageBanner1", and then choose your store view to assign it to.

Now comes the important bit - the "Layout Updates" section. Choose where you would like to display your placeholder.