Creating Magento Slider Banner

Magento Slider Banner Configuration

In this article you will learn how to create Slider Banner in your Magento Banner Pro Extension.

Creating Placeholder

In order to create a slider banner, you need to create a specific type of a placeholder for you banner.

Detailed description:

  1. In your Magento admin panel go to “Plumrocket” tab.
  2. Select “Manage Placeholders” section. In this tab press on the “Add New Placeholders” button.
  3. “Name”: specify the name of a placeholder.
  4. “Status”: option allows to enable or disable a placeholder.
  5. “Location”: option allows you to set the location of a placeholder. As an example we have set “Right Sidebar” location for a slider banner.
  6. “Type”: select “Banner Slider” type for a slider banner.
  7. “Max Banner Count” : option allows you to set the maximum amount of banners displayed for a slider banner.
  8. “Slider Effect” : set the slider effect in this field. Choose among the “Slide Right to Left” and “Fade In & Out” effects.
  9. “Banner sort order:” specify the sort order for the banners display in this placeholder: “By Priority or “Random” .
  10. Save your placeholder by pressing on the “Save Placeholder”‘ button.
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Creating Slider Banner

Important Information:

Before you proceed with creating Magento Slider Banner – please make sure you have created a campaign and a banner group for this banner.

Detailed description:

  1. “Name”: specify the name of a banner in this field.
  2. “Status”: option allows you to enable or disable a banner.
  3. “Banner Group”: field shows you the banner group this banner is assigned to.
  4. “Placeholder”: in this filed you need to select the newly created placeholder. In our case it is a “Category Slider” placeholder.
  5. In the “Show Only On Product Pages” field you may choose whether the banner will be displayed only on the product pages only.
  6. Input the number in the “Priority” field. Note: The smaller the number – the higher is the priority. Banners with the highest priority will be displayed in banner sliders, and static banners first.
  7. “Destination URL”: enter the url where the visitor will be redirected to after clicking on the banner.
  8. Select “Image” or “HTML” banner type in the “Banner Type” field.
  9. After you selected “Image” banner type, upload the image file of your banner.
  10. For SEO purposes you can specify the alt tag and link title in the “Image Title” field.
  11. “Target”: field allows you to select which way the destination URL will be opened in (e.g. in a new window or new tab).
  12. “Display Restrictions” field allows to set restrictions for a banner by pages. Specify rules to select the pages to display the banner on.
  13. Press “Save Banner” to save your settings.
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Detailed description:

  1. In the campaign tree you may see the list of created campaigns and banner groups.
  2. If you select a banner group from the category tree, you may check the statistics and list of banners assigned to this banner group.
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Detailed description:

  1. This is how your Magento Slider Banner will be displayed on your store frontend.
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