I've got a basic store setup and I'd like to customize it a little. For example I'd like to put a welcome message at the top and a grid below and product categories on the left side. How can I do that?
Which theme are you using? Product Categories block can be activated through the Drupal block management and set into any region you want?
I'm using the default Garland theme for now. I saw what you were talking about on the block management page, so that takes care of part of what I need. The other thing I'd like to do is customize the catalog/1 page. Is that possible?
There are a couple of ways you could do it. Because catalog is a vocabulary there is no text area where you could input a message so you could do something like
In the Garland theme folder modify the garlang.info file and add an extra region code below the css declerartions like this
stylesheets[all] = style.css
stylesheets[print] = print.css
settings[garland_width] = fluid
regions[catalog_intro] = Catalog Intro
Upload the file and clear your cache under configuration > performance
Now in the page.tpl.php file in the Garland directory add the code for the Catalog Intro region
You can try something like
<div class="catalog-intro clearfix">
<?php print render($page['catalog_intro']); ?>
<?php print render($page['content']); ?>
No create a Block, insert the catalog intro text you want to appear and style it anyway you want. Now on the catalog edit page under Pages > Show block on specific pages > select Only the listed pages and type in
This will force the block to only show on the catalog page.
That would be the easiest way I can see being done.
Ahh sorry didn't see you said catalog/1. You should be able to just edit the catalog/1 term and add a description which will show at the top of the page and also edit the view that displays the catalog under Views.