Author: rob

Adding a banner to the homepage slide show with opencart

A friend of mine had some trouble setting up the homepage banners with OpenCart so i thought i would share my instructions on how to setup homepage banners.

Step 1

You need to upload your banner to start with so in the admin go to System > Design > Banners. When loaded click on Insert.

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Step 2

Name your banner and simply upload it then press save at the top.

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Step 3

Head back the menu and click Extensions > Modules.

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Now find the Slideshow module and click edit.

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Once loaded press Add Module then select the banner you uploaded, enter dimensions, choose layout as Home and set the sort order.

Step 4

Now your banner will be showing!

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PHPEdit Review

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PHPEdit could quite possibly be the best PHP IDE i have ever used! I am not just saying this and i am not in any way affiliates with PHPEdit or WaterProof , my review is completely honest and from over 3 years of working in a commercial environment coding daily in PHPEdit.

PHPEdit reviewed by me Rob Kelly a PHP web developer in the North East of England working daily in a large e-commerce business and with a wealth of experience in PHP and IDE software.

So i conclude my review by giving PHPEdit a very well deserved 10 stars out of 10 for this brilliant product.

UPDATE – Following a need to contact PHPEdit for support i have downgraded this review to 2 stars due to the very poor and non existing support they provide. Over the course of a year i have tried emailing and contacting via twitter with not even an acknowledgment of my contact. The forum on the website has also been down for a long time. Unless you are purchasing the software they don’t actually bother contacting you. AVOID THIS COMPANY is my very strong advice!

The PHPEdit was given a rating of 2/10 By rob on . Typical price: €70 - €289.

WordPress for iOS

My first piece of blogging from the iOS WordPress app for the iPad and I must say this is a much improved user experience compared to my past bad experiences with the android version, perhaps I am being slightly biast comparing the user experience of a relativly large screen of the new iPad to a tiny screen of the htc desire, nether the less the additional Bluetooth keyboard makes the blogging process so much quicker. I am yet try to get Siri to blog perhaps i will wait until the American voice control understands local English dialect.

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