Listing Categories On Home Page

By default, Magento uses a CMS page for the home page. You can add a markup tag to the content of your home page to display a product list from a specific category. To list a category on the home page: 1. On the Admin menu, select Catalog > Manage Categories. 2. In the category tree, select the category that …


Using Markup Tags in Links

You can use markup tags with HTML anchor tags, and link directly to any page in your store. The link can be incorporated into CMS content, such as a page, static block, banner, or email template. You can also use this technique to link an image to a specific page. Process Overview: Step 1: Identify the Destination URL Step 2: …


Markup Tag Syntax

Markup tags are enclosed in double, curly braces, and can be generated by the Widget tool, or typed directly into HTML content. For example, rather than hard-coding the full path to a page, you can use a markup tag to represent the store URL. The markup tags featured in the following examples include: Store URL Media URL Block ID Template …


Markup Tags

A markup tag is a snippet of code that contains a relative reference to an object in your store, such as a page, block, or image. Markup tags can be incorporated into the HTML content of CMS pages, blocks, images, and email templates. Topics include: Markup Tag Syntax Using Markup Tags in Links Listing Categories On Home Page


Custom Variables

If you know a little basic HTML, you can create custom variables and incorporate them into pages, blocks, banners, and email templates. When a variable is inserted into HTML, it is formatted as a markup tag, and enclosed in double curly braces. {{CustomVar code= “store_hours”}} To create a custom variable: 1. On the Admin menu, select System > Custom Variable. …


Predefined Variables

Predefined variables are easy to add to content pages, blocks, and email templates. To add a variable to a page: 1. On the Admin menu, select CMS > Pages > Manage Content. Then, click to open the page. 2. In the Page Information panel on the left, select Content. Then from the editor, do one of the following: Click the …



Variables are reusable pieces of information that can be created once and used in multiple places, such as email templates, blocks, and content pages. Your Magento store includes a large number of predefined attributes, and also gives you the ability to create your own custom variables. Topics include: Predefined Variables Custom Variables