I need to show an element wrote in HTML into a footer page, only if you're in a specific page ( website homepage, category pages, search results and product pages).

I don't want use statics blocks because the element that I've to show is a simple image with a small amount of text, so the best way that i think to add an "if" that shows the code only if you're in the pages quoted upstairs, but I don't know how can I write the "if condition".

I'm waiting for the answers.

  • Which is your Magento version? Jul 19, 2016 at 14:44
  • Hi, I'm using Magento ver. Jul 20, 2016 at 8:56

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You can use the following structures to determine requested page Mage::app()->getRequest()->getRouteName(); for route name Mage::app()->getRequest()->getActionName(); for action name Mage::app()->getRequest()->getControllerName(); for controller name Mage::app()->getRequest()->getControllerModule(); for module with namespace Mage::getSingleton('cms/page')->getIdentifier(); for id of cms page

for example if you need to output your cms block only on Terms and Conditions page you can use

<?php if(Mage::app()->getRequest()->getControllerModule() == 'Mage_Cms' && Mage::getSingleton('cms/page')->getIdentifier() == 'terms-and-conditions'): ?>
<?php echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock('cms/block')->setBlockId('your_cms_block_identifier')->toHtml() ?>
<?php endif;?>

in app/design/frontend/your_package/your_theme/default/template/page/html/footer.phtml

Hope it will be usefull for you.

  • Hi, thank you for the reply. Unfortunately I don't understand well (I don't know a lot about php) how can I write down the php code, I tried it but it doesn't work. May you help me? Jul 20, 2016 at 8:55

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