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Can't add Custom block to the footer.
September 3, 2014 - 2:33 pm
Member Since: October 22, 2013
Forum Posts: 103

Hey guys,

Maybe you can help me, I’m stuck here…

The thing is that I’m adding responsive Foundation Grid to the template that I’m developing.

I’ve encountered the problem with the footer.

I want to use 5 columns in my footer, 3 of witch will be controled from the BO, so there is no problem there.

But other 2 I want to add from Magento, which are Subscribe and Account links.

So I want to add a Custom Block using Local.xml to the footer, and in that block include Account links and Subscribe button.

I’ve tryed this method in Local.xml:
1. Removed the default links and added block:

<reference name="footer">
<remove name="footer.newsletter"/>
<remove name="footer_links"/>
<remove name="footer_links2" />
<block tyle="core/text_list" name="customblock" as="customblock" translate="label">
<label>Custom Block</label>

2. Created a reference for the block:

<reference name="customblock">
<block type="core/template" name="customblock" as="customblock" template="page/template/customblock.phtml">
<action method="setTitle"><title>Custom Block</title></action>

3. Created the .phtml file for the custom block in page/template directory with this content:

<h1 style="background-color:yellow">Hello New Reference!</h1>

4. Went to the footer .phtml file and added

<div><?php echo $this->getChildHtml(‘customblock’) ?></div>

But this doesn’t work… I don’t know why.

What am I doing wrong?

P.S. In case you need footer.phtml content:

<?php echo $this->getChildHtml() ?>
<div class="clearfix"></div>
<address class="copyright"><?php echo $this->getCopyright() ?></address>
<div><?php echo $this->getChildHtml(‘customblock’) ?></div>

When this will work I want to wrap it in my responsive grid and add these two elements:
1. Account links:

<block type="page/template_links" name="footer_links2" as="footer_links2" template="page/template/links.phtml">
<action method="setTitle"><title>Account</title></action>

2. Subscribe form:

<block type="newsletter/subscribe" name="footer.newsletter" as="newsletter" before="footer_store_language" template="newsletter/subscribe.phtml"/>


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September 3, 2014 - 3:14 pm
Member Since: October 22, 2013
Forum Posts: 103

I’ve added subscribe by adding this to the static block:

{{block type="newsletter/subscribe" name="footer.newsletter" as="newsletter" template="newsletter/subscribe.phtml"}}

But still can’t figure out how to add DYNAMIC account links. For example, if not registered display items for guest (such as Register, Sign In etc) and if Signed in, then my account options.

In php it’s like this:

<?php echo $this->__(‘Account’); ?>

But the above code can’t be added to static block… How do I solve this?


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eBay store and eCommerce design.


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