Tuesday, 26 April 2011

My Facebook Fanpage has dissapeared - how do I get it back

I wrote this blog recently My Facebook Fanpage has dissapeared. The good news is we got it back. It took a week!! There was any contact from Facebook at any point. Anyway if you want to do the same then I highly recommend following the tips here Get your Fanpage Back and I really hope you have some success also.

Friday, 15 April 2011

virtuemart how to show categories on the front page

There's a simple way to do this.


All you have to do is go to the 'menu' button in administrator

go to the 'mainmenu' and change the button type to 'virtuemart' and enter the category you want to display.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

virtuemart how to show category images

Apperently this is common problem, which doesn't help when looking around the internet for a soution. Heres some of the google search phrases I'd made.

virtuemart showing category thumnail

virtuemart show category images

This page http://www.gjcwebdesign.com/no-thumbnail-images-in-virtuemart-category-view.html says that normally its a chmod problem but it wasn't in my case.

After searching countless posts I found where the code generating the category display would be. its on


and the code showing the category image is

ps_product::image_tag( $category["category_thumb_image"]

that was present so I wrote Hello World

And it worked - this means that the code is present that I need to display.

So why no thumbnail !!

This is when the pin dropped. Well in Virtuemart you have a category main image and thumbnail and although I'd added a category full image I hadn't added a thumbnail - Doh!!!!