Powerbanners - responsive banner slider magento extension FAQ

How to add Powerbanners to category page

Powerbanners is a responsive banner slider magento extension.

If you want to use Powerbanners for certain category – it is pretty easy to achieve it with custom layout update. You need to perform following steps:

1. Login to admin panel
2. Navigate to Catalog > Categories
3. Select category you want to update
4. Switch to Custom Design tab and update Custom Layout Update field with following code:

<reference name="content">
    <block type="powerbanners/slider" name="pb_content" before="-"> 
        <action method="setAlias"><alias>col1</alias></action>

Powerbanners category sample

If you want to override slider parameters like hide title or display navigation arrows on hover, you can update block xml with following code

<reference name="content">
    <block type="powerbanners/slider" name="pb_content" before="-"> 
        <action method="setAlias"><alias>col1</alias></action>
        <action method="setShowTitle"><show_title>0</show_title></action> 
        <action method="setNavigationMode"><navigation_mode>hover</navigation_mode></action> 
        <action method="setAutoscroll"><autoscroll>5000</autoscroll></action>
        <action method="setRewind"><rewind>true</rewind></action>
        <action method="setTemplate"><template>nwdthemes/powerbanners/powerbanners.phtml</template></action>

Full list of overridable options

setShowTitle – show / hide slider title.
setAutoscroll – update autoscroll option.
setScrollItems – scroll per item or per page
setRewind – stop on last item or return to first item
setSlideSpeed – set slide animation speed
setStopOnHover – should slider stop on mouse over
setNavigation – show / hide navigation arrows
setNavigationMode – show navigation arrows always or only on mouse over.

You can also check Parameters you can override in shortcode for correct values of overridable parameters.

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