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Metropolis: Recreate the Demo

Your Guide to Using the Metropolis Theme for Magento


Introduction

You can recreate a number of different elements found on the front page of the Metropolis demo by modifying some basic extension settings. Depending on which extension you wish to recreate on the page, you may only need to add and adjust the settings of a single module.

The Metropolis theme handles most of the visual details for you.

All of the settings that need to be adjusted to match the demo can be found in the relevant sections under System -> Configuration -> RT RokMage Modules. Any options not mentioned below can be left at default settings.

ModalHeader

The ModalHeader module adds in some extra functionality to the header section of a Magento store. It connects the "Log In" link to a modal login form, and adds a text-resizer. It also adds a modal shopping cart viewer and styling to the search form and breadcrumbs.

GENERAL

Option Setting
Enable Modal Header Yes
Enable Custom Form Elements Yes
Enable Custom Breadcrumbs Yes
Build Title Spans No
Disable Modal Log In No
Disable Text Resizer No
Disable Date Yes

IE Support

Option Setting
Redirect IE6/7 Visitors Yes
Load IE6/7 Helper Fies No

Modal Window Animation Settings

Animation settings: overlayopacity: 0.2,overlayinspeed: 300,modalpreposition: {"top":"43%"},modalpauseb4entry: 200,modalentryanimation: {"top": "50%", "opacity": "1"},modalentryspeed: 550,modalexitanimation: {"top": "55%", "opacity": "0"},modalexitspeed: 350,pauseb4overlayfadeout: 500,overlayoutspeed: 200

MageMenus

Replace the default Magento dropdown menu with fully configurable, animated, jQuery based top and side menus.

General

Option Setting
Enable Top Menu Yes
Enable Left Side Menu Yes
Enable Right Side Menu No

Top Menu Settings

Option Setting
Double Column Dropdown No
Include Home Link Yes
Include Catalog Categories Yes
Slot #1 CMS Page Link About Us
Include Contact Link Yes

Top Menu Animation Settings

Animation settings: mm_slidedownspeed: 100,mm_fadeoutspeed: 50,mm_css_pre: {left: 100, opacity: 0 },mm_animatein: {left: 165, opacity: 1},mm_animateout: {opacity: 0, left: 185},mm_animate_speed: 150,mm_pause: 0

HomePage Grid

Set up your store homepage with just a few clicks, with a welcome message and product lists defined in the Admin Panel.

General

Option Setting
Enable Homepage Grid Yes

Product Grid Settings

Option Setting
Product Grid Title A selection of our products!
Product Grid Text <p>Check out a selection of our items currently for sale:</p>
Number of products to show in grid 6
Filter Products By Show All Products
Truncate Product Titles/Descriptions Truncate On
Max Titles Length 50
Max Descriptions Length 110
Image Height 300
Image Width 300

RokMage Layouts

Configure the theme's responsive layout and/or fix to a specific width.

Responsive Layout Settings

Option Setting
Enable Responsive Layouts Yes
Fix to Specific Width No

ContentSlider

Add a fully configurable content slider to the homepage and category pages, choosing which products to show.

General

Option Setting
Enable Homepage Slider Yes
Enable Category Slider Yes
Homepage Content Type Show Catalog Products
Show Prev/Next Arrows No
Duration 4

Homepage Slider Products

Option Setting
Filter Products By Show All Products
Truncate Product Titles/Descriptions Truncate On
Max Titles Length 60
Max Descriptions Length 250
Image Size 350

Category Slider Products

Option Setting
Filter Products By Show All Products
Truncate Product Titles/Descriptions Truncate On
Max Titles Length 30
Max Descriptions Length 130
Hide Description No
Image Size 230

ProductScroller

Add a fully configurable, jQuery based, animated horizontal product scroller to the homepage and category pages.

General

Option Setting
Enable Homepage Scroller Yes
Enable Category Scroller Yes
Prev/Next Function Page
Truncate Product Titles Truncate On
Max Titles Length 32
Image Size 140
Speed 1
Circular Loop On
Products Per Page 6
Use Tooltip for Details Yes

Homepage Scroller Products

Option Setting
Filter Products By Show All Products

Category Scroller Products

Option Setting
Filter Products By Show All Products

CategoryView

Add the ability to truncate product titles and descriptions, and switch between grid and list views without a page refresh.

GENERAL

Option Setting
Enable Category View Yes
Truncate Product Titles/Descriptions Truncate On
Max Titles Length 50
Max Descriptions Length 300

PRODUCT FILTER SETTINGS

Option Setting
Use Accordion Effect Yes

CATEGORY PRODUCT IMAGE SETTINGS

Option Setting
Image Height 300
Image Width 300

ProductView

Replace the default zoom with a jQuery version, add improved thumbnails, and show additional info in switchable tabs.

General

Option Setting
Enable Product View Yes
Use 2 Column Layout Yes

PRODUCT INFO SETTINGS

Option Setting
Enable Tabbed Product Info Yes
Quick Info Attribute Short Description
Quick Info Content {{value}}
Tab #1 Attribute Description
Tab #1 Content {{value}}
Tab #2 Attribute Additional Information
Tab #2 Content {{value}}
Show Product Reviews Yes
Upsell Columns 2

PRODUCT IMAGE SETTINGS

Option Setting
Enable RokMage media view Yes
Resize product image background No
Image background location default/rokmage-productview/images/
Small Image Width 260
Small Image Height 260
Large Image Width 1000
Large Image Height 1000
Thumbnail Width 78
Thumbnail Height 78
Disable Zoomer No
Use Overlaid Thumb Gallery Yes
Spacing Offset 20

CmsCallouts

Add your left and right sidebar callout content directly from the admin - no need to touch any template or layout files.

GENERAL

Option Setting
Enable Left CMS Callout Yes
Enable Right CMS Callout Yes

CONTENT

Option Setting
Left Callout Title Left CMS Callout
Right Callout Title Right CMS Callout

Left Callout Text

<p>You can add your content here by going to Admin -&gt; Config -&gt; CmsCallouts -&gt; Left Callout Text. You can also disable this box entirely.</p>

Right Callout Text

<p>You can add your content here by going to Admin -&gt; Config -&gt; CmsCallouts -&gt; Right Callout Text. You can also disable this box entirely.</p>

FeaturedProducts

Define your featured products from the admin, using selected category, attribute, or multi-select product list.

GENERAL

Option Setting
Get Featured Products Featured List

SETTINGS

Option Setting
Select Featured List Select at least 6 'Featured' products from this list. Hold ctrl and click to multi-select (cmd on a Mac)

ImageBorders

Use jQuery and CSS to style your product images, giving the ability to add any border or frame you desire.

General

Option Setting
Enable Image Borders No

FooterBlock

Add product lists to the footer, a text box (for disclaimers etc), styled footer menu and Cart count linked to the modal cart viewer.

General

Option Setting
Enable Footer Block Yes
Number of Items in Lists 6
Truncate Product Titles Truncate On
Max Titles Length 22

Settings

Option Setting
1st Column Content Recently Added List
2nd Column Content Highest Rated Products
3rd Column Content Featured Products List

Text Block Content

<h3>Disclaimer</h3>
<p><strong>Important:</strong> This demo is purely for demonstration purposes and all the content relating to products, services and events are fictional and are designed to showcase a live shopping site. All images are copyrighted to their respective owners. This is not an actual store, only representative of one.</p>
<p><strong>You can edit this text by going to Admin -&gt; Configuration -&gt; RT RokMage Modules -&gt; FooterBlock -&gt; Text Box Content.</strong></p>

TinyMCE

Enables the Tiny MCE editor for RokMage Extensions.

General

Option Setting
Enable Tiny MCE for RokMage Extensions Yes

Textareas to enable for

#homepage_grid_settings_welcome_msg,#homepage_grid_settings_grid_text,#content_slider_settings_custom_one_slide_one_content,#content_slider_settings_custom_two_slide_two_content,#content_slider_settings_custom_three_slide_three_content,#content_slider_settings_custom_four_slide_four_content,#cms_callouts_settings_leftcallouttext,#cms_callouts_settings_rightcallouttext,#footer_block_settings_first-custom-text,#footer_block_settings_second-custom-text,#footer_block_settings_third-custom-text,#footer_block_settings_text-box

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