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Category Description now showing

Hi,

I would like the Category Description for product categories to show up on the site, but it isn't doing that. Is there something I need to do to have those displayed? I added a screenshot of a page--right now there is no information showing up, but I'd like the info I've typed in to display.

VM 3.0.6.2
Joomla 3.4.0

Thanks!

Ryan
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    Thursday, March 05 2015, 07:51 PM - #permalink
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    Hi Ryan, This category is empty?
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    Tuesday, March 10 2015, 05:12 PM - #permalink
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    Hello,

    I've partially figured out the issue--when I have a product in the category the description will appear. I would like the description to be there even when I don't have products.

    Thanks!

    Ryan
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    Tuesday, March 10 2015, 07:41 PM - #permalink
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    Please provide ftp access details at linelabox@linelabox.com we will solve your problem asap.
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    Thursday, April 02 2015, 07:18 PM - #permalink
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    Hi,

    I'm not able to give out ftp access, but can you tell me what code to change?

    I want to be able to have the category description appear when there are no products, or if there are subcategories. Can you help out without ftp access--I can give you access to joomla/virtuemart.

    Thanks!
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    Thursday, April 02 2015, 08:34 PM - #permalink
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    What Linelabox template are you using?
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    Friday, April 03 2015, 01:24 AM - #permalink
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    Storeslab 2
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    Sunday, April 05 2015, 04:06 PM - #permalink
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    Hi, Please open templates/your_template/html/com_virtuemart/category/default.php file

    Add this code on line 476

    <?php if (empty($this->products)) {
    ?>
    <h3><?php echo $this->category->category_name; ?></h3>
    <div class="category_description boxprice hidden-phone">
    <?php echo $this->category->category_description ; ?>
    <p><?php echo JText::_('COM_VIRTUEMART_CATEMPTY'); ?></p>
    </div>
    <?php } ?>



    Go to admin Joomla > Extensions > Languages Manager > Overrides > click on the New icon > Add Language Constant COM_VIRTUEMART_CATEMPTY > add Text e.g. This category is empty. Save.
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    Monday, April 06 2015, 03:49 AM - #permalink
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    Hi,

    Thanks for helping out, although that's not quite what I'm looking for. The problem I am having is in two parts:

    First, when I create a category in virtuemart, the description for the category does not show up unless the category also has products. I'd like the description to be always displayed if I have created one for the category.

    Second, I'd like that description to be above the products in the category rather than all the way at the bottom of the products or subcategories.

    I've attached two screenshots so you can see what I mean-- The first is what I put in the category description--it's a schedule for the classes that are being offered and links to the individual products. The second is the top of the page where the products are now. I'd like to have the category description display above the products. Hopefully that makes sense!

    Thanks for all your help!
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