Post by OC2PS » Wed May 02, 2012 8:23 am

Some of us marketing and usability focused folks know through experience and experimentation that for the general population, tabs don't work. People are much more likely to scroll than to click. http://forum.opencart.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=22111

It is not a coincidence that Amazon use mile-long pages instead of the neat organization of tabs.

Unfortunately, the default theme uses tabs for reviews, related products, etc., which are critical informations that assist in purchase-decisions. Hiding information is not a good idea.

Hence, this very simple vQmod, which essentially explodes the tabs and shows a longer, scrollable page.

In the interest of cleanliness, tiny tweaks are made to page CSS as well.

Because this is a vQmod, no core files are touched, and the changes should carry over to the next version.

Download
http://www.opencart.com/index.php?route ... on_id=6255

Requirements
  1. This is a vQmod for Opencart. Hence you need Opencart (tested on 1.5.6) and vQmod (tested on 2.4.1) preinstalled.
  2. This vQmod is made for the default theme. Hence you should have the default theme as the active theme for this to work. While you can very easily modify this for other themes, the out-of-the-box support is only for default theme. If you don't know how, and need me to do paid customization, please PM me on forums.
Installation
Upload the contents of the uploads folder to your shop's root folder.

Caution
If you are using any mods that add tabs or modify the related products tab, this mod might not play well with them. Of course, the best way is to try it out. Because this is a vQmod, if it causes any problems, you can go back to the original state simply by removing this mod.

Advertising
This mod adds my link to your site's footer (next to the Opencart link). It would be nice if you don't remove it. If you do remove it, please consider donating.
Last edited by OC2PS on Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.

OC2PS
OC 2.3.0.2, vQmod 2.6.2, Journal2 theme
Arcfesték, Csillámtetoválás, Henna
Image
Check out: All my extensions | My FREE extensions


User avatar
Active Member

Posts

Joined
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:15 am
Location - Hungary

Post by yddraggsill » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:42 pm

Hello, I think it is a great idea, but when I try to run it, i get errors (warnings) and the mod is not loaded..

Warning: simplexml_load_file(): /var/www/ftp/coolparfemy.cz/www/document_root/vqmod/xml/explode-tabs.xml:41: parser error : Opening and ending tag mismatch: modification line 1 and file in /var/www/ftp/coolparfemy.cz/www/document_root/admin/controller/module/vqmod_manager.php on line 129Warning: simplexml_load_file(): in /var/www/ftp/coolparfemy.cz/www/document_root/admin/controller/module/vqmod_manager.php on line 129Warning: simplexml_load_file(): ^ in /var/www/ftp/coolparfemy.cz/www/document_root/admin/controller/module/vqmod_manager.php on line 129Warning: simplexml_load_file(): /var/www/ftp/coolparfemy.cz/www/document_root/vqmod/xml/explode-tabs.xml:42: parser error : Extra content at the end of the document in /var/www/ftp/coolparfemy.cz/www/document_root/admin/controller/module/vqmod_manager.php on line 129Warning: simplexml_load_file(): in /var/www/ftp/coolparfemy.cz/www/document_root/admin/controller/module/vqmod_manager.php on line 129Warning: simplexml_load_file(): ^ in /var/www/ftp/coolparfemy.cz/www/document_root/admin/controller/module/vqmod_manager.php on line 129

the other mods seems to be working with no problems..

Newbie

Posts

Joined
Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:39 pm

Post by OC2PS » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:20 pm

Good catch. There was a bug. Found and fixed. Try now.

OC2PS
OC 2.3.0.2, vQmod 2.6.2, Journal2 theme
Arcfesték, Csillámtetoválás, Henna
Image
Check out: All my extensions | My FREE extensions


User avatar
Active Member

Posts

Joined
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:15 am
Location - Hungary

Post by yddraggsill » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:01 pm

Great, it works! But only on default theme.. How much would be any theming?

Newbie

Posts

Joined
Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:39 pm

Post by OC2PS » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:30 pm

Yeah, as mention in OP and documentation, this extension is written for the default theme.

Because individual themes can vary widely, it is hard to standardize. if you'd like me to do a paid customization, PM me, and we can talk.

OC2PS
OC 2.3.0.2, vQmod 2.6.2, Journal2 theme
Arcfesték, Csillámtetoválás, Henna
Image
Check out: All my extensions | My FREE extensions


User avatar
Active Member

Posts

Joined
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:15 am
Location - Hungary

Post by erik.boritsch » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:11 am

Hello,

I'm relative new to opencart, so I don't know whether I've done something wrong here:

I have set up opencart 1.5.6.4, installed vqmod (it works, tested on some other modules) and unpacked the archive with your extension to the appropriate folder.

Still, the tabs are there, I see no additional footer and I see nothing in logs or in page source. All files are chmod 744 with www-data user. How can I debug why it is not working? I have no other extensions that alter the files you change.

Newbie

Posts

Joined
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:47 am
Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests