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I would like to have specific css parameters for the header of the HomePage. (a different height and some text displayed)

how can I do that?

(I tried creating a specific .css file and linked it to the homepage vis the CMS admin panel by adding

<reference name="head">
<action method="addCss">
    <stylesheet>css/styles_home.css</stylesheet>
    <params>media="screen"</params>
</action>

the css file is loaded, but the general style.css is also applied and has the last word…)

thank you of your help

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  • hi @Alexglvr, Marius is correct. can you try his solution and accept it? Nov 7, 2014 at 20:19

3 Answers 3

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You can add your own style in the same styles.css file. Each page has a different class on the body. You can use that.
The homepage has the body class cms_index_index.

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You can add a custom css class only for the homepage, and create a new css rule only for this class.

<reference name="root">
  <action method="addBodyClass"><classname>myHomepageBodyClass</classname></action>
</reference>
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  • where may I add this code? In the CMS panel? could please tell me how to make a css rule for this class only? thank you for your help.
    – Alexglvr
    Jun 19, 2014 at 6:32
  • yes, you can add this xml code in magento backend, when editing the cms page, tab layout. .myHomepageBodyClass { margin-top:100px; // css rules }
    – Alex Dinca
    Jun 19, 2014 at 9:52
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If you want css from cms admin then goto admin it cms page content tab click on Show/Hidden tab add below code on page code

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="{{skin url='css/my.css'}}" />  
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  • I tried adding another modification (texted displayed) and now it is not working any more… I tried stepping back… still not working… what is strange, is when you go back to the homepage content in the CMS admin panel, the added line is automatically removed..
    – Alexglvr
    Jun 19, 2014 at 6:06
  • I found the problem : (I am changing the header height.) At the first test, when it worked, I was having a general height for testing. After i commented it because I have different height regarding the windows size : @include bp(min-width, $bp-large + 1) { .main-header { height: 37em; }} ... and that is what is not working...
    – Alexglvr
    Jun 19, 2014 at 6:44
  • I then just changed it with the compiled version (found in style.css) : @media only screen and (min-width: 1051px) { .main-header { height: 37em; } } working like a charm !
    – Alexglvr
    Jun 19, 2014 at 6:49
  • That option can be easily removed by someone in Administrator Panel without knowledge about coding. Definetly not a good option.
    – versedi
    Nov 7, 2014 at 20:01
  • i know about it...
    – Amit Bera
    Nov 7, 2014 at 20:09

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