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Short Codes Variables on Magento CMS Pages

Ever wonder how to Leverage Variables on Magento CMS Pages? This lesson will help you leverage variables on Magento CMS pages via Magento short codes. Use these template short codes to avoid broken links in your pages.

Leverage Variables on Magento CMS Pages

Add Mini Search to Block or Page

{{block type="core/template" name="top.search" as="topSearch" template="catalogsearch/form.mini.phtml"}}

If you have skipped the stock Magento CSS, you'll need to find or create styles for id search_autocomplete or class search-autocomplete

Add Newsletter Sign-up to CMS Page

{{block type="newsletter/subscribe" template="newsletter/subscribe.phtml"}}

Current Store URL

This short code can be used two ways. The first way is to add the current store URL before the page name.

<a href="/{{store url=''}}the-graduate-package.html" />

The second way includes the page name in the URL with a slash at the end.

<a href="/{{store url='the-graduate-package'}}" />

Add static block to CMS page

{{block type="cms/block" block_id="jquery-carousel"}}

Featured Category on Home Page

{{block type="catalog/product_list" column_count="4" category_id="8" template="catalog/product/list.phtml"}}

To get SKIN URL

{{skin url='images/sampleimage.jpg'}}

To get Media URL

{{media url='/sampleimage.jpg'}}

To get Store URL

{{store url='mypage.html'}}

To get Base URL

{{base url='yourstore/mypage.html'}}

Newsletter Block

{{block type="newsletter/subscribe" template="newsletter/ptd-subscribe.phtml"}}

Show Company Name, Company Phone or Company Address1

{{config path="general/store_information/name"}}
{{config path="general/store_information/phone"}} {{config path="general/store_information/address"}}
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