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how do i change the width of " catalog "


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Hi,

 

here is the link to my site: http://www.bgrcmodels.com

 

As you can see, on the left of the page, in the Catalog section the text is scrunched up so that it displays on two lines.

I would like to increase the width of the catalog box so that the text of each catagory will display on one line.

 

Please see this website to show you what i mean.

 

http://www.amainhobbies.com

 

Any help would be very much appriciated.

 

Many Thanks

Ben

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in application_top.php find the parameter BOX_WIDTH and adjust to a value fitting your site.

 

your site comes up as a German mess for me, BTW, so make sure your extra languages are removed in admin if you do not use them.

:-)

Monika

 

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INSTRUCTIONS

 

1. Open catalog/includes/application_top.php

2. Find the line (around line 47) that reads

 

// customization for the design layout

define('BOX_WIDTH', 145); // how wide the boxes should be in pixels (default: 125)

 

3. after this, add the following lines ....

 

// customization for the design layout left column

define('BOX_WIDTH_LEFT', 165); // how wide the boxes should be in pixels (default: 125)

 

// customization for the design layout right column

define('BOX_WIDTH_RIGHT', 125); // how wide the boxes should be in pixels (default: 125)

 

 

4. (set your own width preferences (I have used 165 pixels for the left column and 125 pixels for the right) Save file

 

5. Now open the second file to edit: catalog/default.php

6. Find the first line to change at (around line 51) that reads

 

<td width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" valign="top"><table border="0" width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2">

 

7. REPLACE this line, with the following line ....

 

<td width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH_LEFT; ?>" valign="top"><table border="0" width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH_LEFT; ?>" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2">

 

8. Find the second line to change at (around line 325) that reads

 

<td width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" valign="top"><table border="0" width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2">

 

9.REPLACE this line with the following line....

 

<td width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH_RIGHT; ?>" valign="top"><table border="0" width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH_RIGHT; ?>" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2">

 

10. save the file and upload your 3 changed files to your active installation.

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basically a correct approach, only that

 

1) catalog/default.php has been renamed to index.php a few years ago

2) this change has to be made in ALL root files, or it will show messed up width in the other files.

3) I'm not sure of the OP really needs the different widths approach ... did not sound like it. If not, the post above would be the easy out solution.

:-)

Monika

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hello,

 

I would like to say that this has corrected the initial problem. I can confirm that the width of my Home Page is correct.

 

After doing a search, or i log in, or visit any other page on my website, the width of the 2 side colums are back to the orgiginal width.

 

I would like to set the width of the colum left and right to be the same throughout my webite.

 

Any help would be good.

 

Many Thanks

Ben

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basically a correct approach, only that

 

1) catalog/default.php has been renamed to index.php a few years ago

2) this change has to be made in ALL root files, or it will show messed up width in the other files.

3) I'm not sure of the OP really needs the different widths approach ... did not sound like it. If not, the post above would be the easy out solution.

:-)

Monika

 

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hint one (unrelated): remove the unused languages....

 

your link gave me this:

Warning: main(includes/languages/german/setupsheets.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/bend6333/public_html/catalog/setupsheets.php on line 15

 

Warning: main(includes/languages/german/setupsheets.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/bend6333/public_html/catalog/setupsheets.php on line 15

 

Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required 'includes/languages/german/setupsheets.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/bend6333/public_html/catalog/setupsheets.php on line 15

:-)

Monika

 

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hint two: this page has two closings of table and td with no tr in between

 

</table></td>
</table></td>
<!-- body_text_eof //-->

:-)

Monika

 

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hint one (unrelated): remove the unused languages....

 

your link gave me this:

Warning: main(includes/languages/german/setupsheets.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/bend6333/public_html/catalog/setupsheets.php on line 15

 

Warning: main(includes/languages/german/setupsheets.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/bend6333/public_html/catalog/setupsheets.php on line 15

 

Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required 'includes/languages/german/setupsheets.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/bend6333/public_html/catalog/setupsheets.php on line 15

 

Hellp Monika,

 

How would i go about removing the othe Languages, I only want the ENGLISH language installed then really.

 

many thanks

ben

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well I hope you only removed the double row (one set)

 

you can get rid of the unused languages in your admin panel, localization box, under languages

:-)

Monika

 

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well I hope you only removed the double row (one set)

 

you can get rid of the unused languages in your admin panel, localization box, under languages

 

LOL, Sorry Yes, i removed the Second Set as below:

 

 </table></td>

 

Oh and thats, languages removed

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