Add-on - Banners for categories

Adds new variant of banners - among products on category page (right in the product grid).

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The addon creates a flexible subsystem of banners, that are placed in the category lists of products among the proposals, taking the place of needed product in list.

Addon is included in the UniTheme2 package (goes free for all UniTheme2 users)

Key features and benefits of the addon:

  • alternative site banner placement among the products (we take the position of needed product in list, shifting the remaining lower on the list, ie banner takes grid of the product);
  • the ability to specify the position for the banner in the list of goods (global addon configuration);
  • the ability to specify separately banner image to be displayed in the Grid and List without options (vertical and horizontal variations for the banner);
  • the ability to specify a specific timeline display banner (the date of the activity dates banner from the beginning to the end);
  • !!!!! the ability to specify the display time of the banner on a specific day of the week and the desired time !!!! (For example, we can show a banner only on Monday morning and Saturday evening);
  • the ability to place different banners in different product categories;
  • the possibility of rotating banners (if the same place in the same category assigned to some different banners);

Desired results from the use of alternative banner display system in products list:

  • an overall improvement of conversion rate (correct use of the tool will allow you to significantly increase the number of orders - tested in large projects);
  • increase efficiency of the promotions (we are often faced with customer inquiries - "how to improve the effectiveness of advertising activity" - about to get a proven tool for achieving the purposes of advertising and marketing improvement of user behavior (yes, now you can manage the behavioral factor);
  • the ability to manipulate the behavior and interests of the target audience;
  • opportunity to inform the user about the innovations or new products;
  • the ability to catch and hold user in the directory;

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CS-Cart type:
  • CS-Cart Store Builder Free
  • CS-Cart Store Builder Plus
  • CS-Cart Store Builder Ultimate
  • CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Standard
  • CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Plus
  • CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Ultimate
Functionality purpose:
  • Marketing
  • Usability
  • Category page
  • Customer motivation
СS-Cart version compatibility:
  • 4.3.3
  • 4.3.4
  • 4.3.5
  • 4.3.6
  • 4.3.7
  • 4.3.8
  • 4.3.9
  • 4.3.10
  • 4.4.1
  • 4.4.2
  • 4.4.3
  • 4.5.1
  • 4.5.2
  • 4.6.1
  • 4.6.2
  • 4.6.3
  • 4.7.1
  • 4.7.2
  • 4.7.3
  • 4.7.4
  • 4.8.1
  • 4.8.2
  • 4.9.1
  • 4.9.2
  • 4.9.3
  • 4.10.1
  • 4.10.2
  • 4.10.3
  • 4.10.4
  • 4.11.1
  • 4.11.2
  • 4.11.3
  • 4.11.4
  • 4.11.5
  • 4.12.1
  • 4.12.2
  • 4.13.1
  • 4.13.2
  • 4.13.3
  • 4.14.1
  • 4.14.2
  • 4.14.3
  • 4.15.1
  • 4.15.2
  • 4.16.1
  • 4.16.2
  • 4.17.1
  • 4.17.2
  • 4.18.1
Enabled update period:
  • 6 months (a paid renewal is available upon expiration)
You will most likely have to resize and play with images a little bit, but a very good tool.
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Support includes:
  • Author's answers to the technical questions of the work of the solution
  • Help in solving bugs and problems
  • Release of versions, that support new versions of CS-Cart as well as fixing bugs and issues
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  • Customization services
  • Installation services
  • Adaptation services for working with third-party solutions and modules
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Release #26
v2.3.0 from 16-Feb-2023
Functionality changes:
[*] Added compatibility with UniTheme2 version 4.16.1.b.

Bug fixes:
[!] UniTheme2 and "AB: Lazy load of images" add-on. Banner images have not been displayed when the "AB: Lazy load of images" add-on was installed and the theme setting "Use delayed loading of images" was disabled. Fixed.
Release #25
v2.2.3 from 30-Jun-2022
New features and improvements:
[+] Added compatibility with CS-Cart 4.15.1

Bug fixes:
[!] UniTheme2. When a filter was selected, the line with sortings and selected filters disappeared. Fixed.
Release #24
v2.2.2 from 13-Jun-2022
Bug fixes:
[!] On the category page notice could occur. Fixed.
[!] Unwanted Doctype occured above container of pagination. Fixed.
[!] On the category page in product list with the template "Compact list", banner decreased in size when adding link to banner. Fixed.
[!] In product list with the template "Grid", image deformation has ocurred on mobile devices in landscape mode of the screen. Fixed.
Release #23
v2.2.1 from 13-Apr-2021
New features and improvements:
[+] Added compatibility with the add-on “AB: Preload” version v1.3.0.
[+] Added support of product list with type “Compact list”.

Bug fixes:
[!] “Products variations” add-on. Product features were not displayed in product lists “Grid”. Fixed.
[!] Fixed inverse interval of long operation of a banner.
[!] Additional doctype tags could appear when paste banners on a page. Fixed.

Layout changes:
[*] Improved selection of a time of banner availability.
Release #22
v2.2.0 from 17-Dec-2020
New features and improvements:
[+] Added compatibility with CS-Cart 4.12.1.

Bug fixes:
[!] If for all banners on the page one position variant only was set, then category pages could be displayed without any banner when refreshing the page. Fixed.
Release #21
v2.1.0 from 29-Apr-2020
New features and improvements:
[+] Added a new setting of the category banner `Attribute rel="nofollow"` that adds the appropriate attribute for the banner's link.

Bug fixes:
[!] UniTheme2 theme: Category banner could cause an error in the button "Show another N products” functionality, when the products grid is incomplete. Fixed.
[!] UniTheme2 theme: Category banners were not displayed when the setting "Use images lazy load” was disabled. Fixed.
Release #20
v2.0.1 from 20-Feb-2020
Functionality changes:
[*] Added the effect of smooth banner appearance.

Bug fixes:
[!] UniTheme2 template: In some cases product grid was broken when products lists setting "Administration panel -> AB: Addons -> AB: UniTheme2 -> Color theme settings -> Product lists -> Frame type of the product in the grid" had a parameter "Frame with external indents". Fixed;
[!] UniTheme2 template: In categories, on the mobile devices, with a horizontal screen position, banners were displayed in a cut form sometimes. Fixed.
Release #19
v2.0.0 from 21-Jan-2020
New features and improvements:
[+] Added the ability to display multiple banners at the same time. Attention! The new version has redesigned the mechanics of banners. Before updating, we strongly recommend you to test the new functionality on our demos.
[+] Added automatic cron key generation on addon installation.

Functionality changes:
[*] Updated usergroups privileges.
[*] Deleted banners setting "Mix queue of positions".

Bug fixes:
[!] Changing statuses of the banners with links "Switch on selected" or "Switch off selected", which already equal target status caused error. Fixed.
Release #18
v1.14.0 from 27-Sep-2019
New features and improvements:
[+] Added banner image "lazy_load" for the UniTheme2.

Functionality changes:
[*] Minimal CS-Cart platform version is 4.10.1.

Bug fixes:
[!] On the last pagination page in the UniTheme2, if the banner position is greater than the product quantity — products grid was broken. Fixed;
[!] Under certain conditions while displaying the banner on the storefront there was a mistake. Fixed;
[!] In the UniTheme2 when the banner image set too long — edges were out of the grid. Fixed.
Release #17
v1.13.2 from 19-Jul-2019
Functionality changes:
[!] Updated UpgradeCenter/Connector for the next updates.
Release #16
v1.13.1 from 19-Jul-2019
Bug fixes:
[!] On the category page with the amount of the displayed products on the page to multiple products amounts, at the included "Delete last product" option — the last pagination page was not shown. Fixed;
[!] On the switched-off or remote category page in the development mode, there was appeared PHP-notice. Fixed.
Release #15
v1.13.0 from 03-May-2019
Feature additions:
[+] Added compatibility with UniTheme2;

Bug fixes:
[!] Language variables are corrected;
[!] Fixed bug when saving banners;
Release #14
v1.12.1 from 13-Mar-2019
[+] Added UpgradeCenter/Connector for further updates;
[+] Unitheme: Fixed bug when disabling buttons in the Grid product list. There was an offset when hovering on products adjacent to the banner;
[+] Improved adaptability;
Release #13
v1.12.0 from 05-Mar-2019
[+] Added ability to download demo data;
Release #12
v1.11.2 from 05-Feb-2019
[!] Fixed setting "Hide features list in product list view" in Unitheme;
Release #11
v1.11.1 from 14-Jan-2019
[+] Added the ability to use category banners in the "products_without_options" layout;
Release #10
v1.11 from 20-Dec-2018
[+] Added the ability to use category banners in the "products_without_options" layout;
Release #9
v1.10 from 01-Nov-2017
[!] Fixed bug with mass banners saving (empty categories list);
Release #8
v1.9 from 18-Oct-2017
[+] Added mass activation and deactivation of banners;
[+] Added the ability to change the "from date" and "to date" of banners from the list page;
[+] Added user privileges;
[+] Added help;
Release #7
v1.8 from 10-Aug-2017
[!] Fixed bug delete selected banner;
Release #6
v1.7 from 20-Jul-2017
[!] Fixed bug displaying banner, if there are not enough products in the category;
Release #5
v1.6 from 06-Jun-2017
[+] Added setting of the position for each banner;
[+] Added the ability to specify several positions for banner movement each time the page is refreshing;
[+] Added auto deactivating expired banners on cron-job;
[+] Added a setting that allows displaying a banner in the subcategories of the selected categories;
[*] Denied category block caching, if there is a banner inside;
Release #4
v1.5 from 13-May-2017
[+] Fixed bug of getting a list of all banners in admin panel;
Release #3
v1.4 from 03-Apr-2017
[+] Added setting, which allows to replace one product for saving products grid
[*] Random order of banners is replaced by a sequential;
Release #2
v1.3 from 05-Oct-2016
[*] Improved banner's output style;
[!] Fixed bugs;
Release #1
v1.1 from 15-Aug-2016