I have created a new page template here:


and copied inside the content of 1column.phtml.

What I want to accomplish is to get the category data variable in this new template.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('head') ?>

<!-- Instead of getting the category content through the function below, I want to get it without this function-->
<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('content') ?>

  • could you please let me know what exactly you want? do you want category thumbnail and small image or all data?
    – Dexter
    Jul 4, 2014 at 12:28

1 Answer 1


you need to load category on your template. Either by factory method(as shown here) or in your block instantiation( {{block }} or xml block ). I hope this code snippet will help.

$_helper    = $this->helper('catalog/output');
$_category  = Mage::getModel('catalog/category')->load(CATEGORYID);// get your category here.
$_imgHtml   = '';
if ($_imgUrl = $_category->getImageUrl()) {
    $_imgHtml = '<p class="category-image"><img src="'.$_imgUrl.'" alt="'.$this->htmlEscape($_category->getName()).'" title="'.$this->htmlEscape($_category->getName()).'" /></p>';
    $_imgHtml = $_helper->categoryAttribute($_category, $_imgHtml, 'image');
    echo $_imgHtml;
  • 1
    Note: Missed a ' in 'catalog/category
    – Tisch
    Dec 7, 2015 at 11:42

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