Layout

Magento uses a XML format for controlling the layout and this can be tricky to use, hopefully this category will help.

http://www.steveperrycreative.com/changing-the-default-page-template-for-the-category-view-in-magento/

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I’ve been handed a layout to build for a Magento project which uses a 1-column layout for the catalog category view. Out-of-the-box Magento uses the 3-column layout. To change the default behaviour I added the following to my "app/design/frontend ...

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http://blog.chapagain.com.np/magento-how-to-change-default-page-layout/

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Here, I will show you how you can change the default page layout in Magento. By page layout, I mean all CMS page, category page, etc. There are different ways to change the page layout in Magento.

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http://mysillypointofview.richardferaro.com/2013/01/31/how-to-change-catalog-column-number-in-magento/

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The default Magento catalog grid is set to display 3 products per column. Most users alter the number of columns by modifying the file catalog/product/list.phtml. There’s actually a much cleaner approach to this task and you only ...

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http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9763350/how-to-change-the-page-layout-in-magento

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I want to change my category page layout to 2columns-left.phtml. The default is a 3 column layout. I only want to set the category page layout to 2columns-left.phtml. The rest should keep the default page layout (3 columns). How can I do this?

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http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/11/30/introducing-magento-layout/

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In this tutorial, we introduce the Magento layout by creating a simple module that will add some custom HTML content to the bottom of every customer-facing page, in a non-intrusive manner. In other words, we will do so without actually modifying any Ma ...

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http://magebase.com/magento-tutorials/demystifying-magentos-layout-xml-part-1/

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Part 1 of our Magento Layout XML tutorial series. Explains the layout rendering process and gives insight into the various XML elements controlling it.

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http://www.classyllama.com/blog/the-better-way-to-modify-magento-layouts

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In this article, I’m going to be covering what I believe to be a very effective way of modifying the layout of any Magento theme by using layout.xml

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http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3147731/use-custom-template-file-for-magento-homepage-and-product-page

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I want to use a customized template file for magento homepage. I used the following code in the layout/local.xml file of my theme as described in this