I'm quite puzzled by this one. I'm fairly new to the Magento architecture, so forgive me if this is a simple issue. I've got my caches disabled.
I'm on Magento 220.127.116.11, and I've created a vertical category navigation to sit in my left sidebar on all pages. I then tried to add a layout update to local.xml. Nothing happened. I checked the valudation on the xml - no errors.
Here's the update I'm trying:
<reference name="left"> <block type="catalog/navigation" name="catalog.leftnav" template="catalog/navigation/vert_nav.phtml" /> </reference>
Next, I tried placed it in catalog.xml, and sure enough, it appeared in the right spot on the home page. When I click through to the category pages, however, it disappears. I assume this means that catalog.xml is not in play on category pages? Is there another xml for this?