Advanced Category Slider – Magento 2 Extension

Introduction

Installation

If you purchased an extension from Magento Marketplace then click on the How to Install Magento 2 Extension to install the extension.


If you purchased an extension from Solwin Site then follow the below steps to install the extension.

Installation Process

Note: Please take a backup of your all Magento files and database before installing or updating any extension.

Download the extension file:
  1. Download the Advanced Category Slider extension .ZIP file from solwininfotech.com using your Solwin Infotech website account.
  2. Extract the .ZIP file which contains another .ZIP files.
  3. If you have purchased the extension for the Community Edition, then you will see the extension .ZIP file for Magento 2.1.x, Magento 2.2.x, Magento 2.3.x, Magento 2.3.3-4 and Magento 2.4.x version.
    If you have purchased the extension for the Enterprise Edition, then you will see the extension .ZIP file for Magento 2.1.x, Magento 2.2.x, Magento 2.3.x and Magento 2.3.3-4 version.
Extension Installation

For Magento 2 Community Edition,

  1. If you are using Magento 2.1.x then you need to extract solwin-categoryblocks-m2-2.1.x.zip file.
    If you are using Magento 2.2.x then you need to extract solwin-categoryblocks-m2-2.2.x.zip file.
    If you are using Magento 2.3.x, Magento 2.4.x then you need to extract solwin-categoryblocks-m2.zip file.
    If you are using Magento 2.3.3 and 2.3.4 then you need to extract solwin-categoryblocks-m2.2.3.3-4.zip file.

For Magento 2 Enterprise Edition,

  1. If you are using Magento 2.1.x then you need to extract solwin-categoryblocks-m2-EE-2.1.x.zip file.
    If you are using Magento 2.2.x then you need to extract solwin-categoryblocks-m2-EE-2.2.x.zip file.
    If you are using Magento 2.3.x then you need to extract solwin-categoryblocks-m2-EE.zip file.
    If you are using Magento 2.2.3.3-4 then you need to extract solwin-categoryblocks-m2-EE-2.2.3.3-4.zip file.

Following 2 to 6 steps are the same for Community and Enterprise edition.

  1. Copy the app folder and paste it into your magento ROOT directory.

    FTP
  2. Run upgrade command as specified : php bin/magento setup:upgrade.
  3. Run deploy command as specified : php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy -f.
  4. Clear the cache either from the admin panel or command line php bin/magento cache:clean.
  5. Now, you can see the Solwin menu in admin panel. Please go to Solwin -> Advanced Category Slider -> Configuration and select Enable to Yes.
  6. Change/Set all other options as per your requirements and save settings.

NOTE : Make sure the installation is done from under the FTP administrator account. Otherwise make sure to set 775 permissions to the store root directory after the extension is deployed.

Getting Started

A setup guide and general information to help you

This document covers the installation, set up and use of this extension and provide answers and solutions to common problems and issues. We encourage you to read this document thoroughly if you are experiencing any difficulties.

Information

Advanced Category Slider Magento 2 extension allows the store admin to display category slider in the store. Using this extension, the store admin can easily display category slider on the particular category page with category thumbnail, category name,and category description. The extension can display the slider on the home page or any cms pages. This extension helps store owners to display latest categories on the home page. Easily set category slider options from the admin control panel like slider speed, slider pagination, pagination speed, autoplay, pause on mouse hover. Advanced Category Slider Magento 2 extension allows the store admin to display category slider on any category pages by selecting option Show in category pages to yes from the admin control panel settings.

Features

The Extension provides the below features:

  • It provides a fully customizable interface of the extension from admin.
  • The extension comes with responsiveness.
  • It’s very easy to call on the home page or any cms pages.
  • Display categories block with a slider on homepage & category pages.
  • Set the default image width.
  • Easily set slider speed from the admin control panel.
  • Enable/disable slider pagination & pagination speed.
  • Slider supports Pause on mouse hover and autoplay features.
  • Improve your store usability and performance.

Settings

In the Configuration tab, the Advanced Category Slider magento 2 extension allows the store owner to enable or disable the module in the store and provides more configuration options to customize the category slider.

There are so many configuration options in the Configuration tab. Let’s discuss all in more detail. Go to Solwin >> Advanced Category Slider >> Configuration.

category blocks general settings

  • Enable: Yes | No.
  • Show In Category Pages: Yes | No.
  • Show In Home/CMS Page: Yes | No.
  • Sort Code For Home/CMS Page: Paste this short code in the Home/CMS page to display category slider on it.
  • Select Category For Home/CMS Page: Select categories to display in the Home/CMS page slider.
  • Block Title: Enter the title of category block.
  • Show Category Name: Yes | No.
  • Show Category Product Count: Yes | No.
  • Show Category Description: Yes | No.

Design

category blocks design settings

  • Image Width: Set the width of the image.
  • Category Name-Transform Style: None | Uppercase | Capitalize | Lowercase.
  • Length Of Trimmed Category Name: Set truncated string length if the category name is too large.
  • Length Of Trimmed Category Description: Set truncated length string if the category description is too large.
  • Slide Speed: Set the speed of the slide.
  • Show Pagination For Slider: Yes | No.
  • Pagination Speed: Set pagination speed.
  • Enable Auto Play: Yes | No.
  • Pause On Hover: Yes | No.

category blocks design settings1

  • Show Navigation For Slider: Yes | No.
  • Navigation Text For Slider: Enter navigation text for the slider.
  • Category Name Background Color: Select the category name background color.
  • Category Name Background Hover Color: Select the category name background hover color.
  • Category Name Font Color: Select the category name font color.
  • Category Name Font Hover Color: Select the category name font hover color.
  • Category Name Border Color: Select the category name border color.
  • Category Name Border Hover Color: Select the category name border hover color.
  • Category Name Border Style: Square | Round | None.
  • Category Name Overlay On Image?: Yes | No.

In the Category page, the Advanced Category Slider magento 2 extension allows the store admin to add category additional image and category selection list in the catalog edit section. Let’s discuss all in more detail.

Go to CATALOG >> Categories, click on a particular category and open an Additional Image dropdown field.

category slider setting for product category list page

  • Additional Image: Upload an additional image for a category that is displayed in the slider as a category image.
  • Categories List: Select categories to display in the slider.

How To Use

Advanced Category Slider in Home page.

category blocks homepage


Advanced Category Slider in Category page.

category blocks category page


Mobile View - Advanced Category Slider in Home page.

category blocks homepage responsive

Support

If you have any questions or requests, please contact us at support@solwininfotech.com. We are very happy to assist you!

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