I need to add a CSS file in local.xml based on some custom variables. I have 5 CSS files but each time only one needs to be loaded.
I only know how to check if a single variable is set in the config. If config returns TRUE, the CSS file will be loaded in the frontend:
<action method="addItem" ifconfig="my_module/settings/variable"><type>skin_css</type><name>css/a.css</name><params/></action>
So for now I must put my code in head.phtml in app\design\frontend\my_theme\default\template\page\html\ to load CSS files like this:
<?php $my_var = Mage::helper('my_module/my_helper')->getFileName(); ?> <link href="<?php echo $my_var; ?>.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" />
But it has a drawback: my CSS files will not be merged by Magento's CSS/JS merge function.
So, is there any way to do the same but inside local.xml? Is there any way to call a method from the helper which would return the name of the CSS file which should be loaded (based on some calculations inside that helper)?
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I tried something similar to what Alan Storm described in this thread: https://stackoverflow.com/a/5601579/1647291
I tried this in my local.xml file:
<action method="addItem"> <type>skin_css</type> <name helper="my_module/my_helper/getFileName" /> <params/> </action>
Helper method getFileName() returns file name
a.css. But Magento searches for that CSS file inside "base" theme, not in the current theme. Magento loads CSS file with this path:
So my file name is prefixed with example.com/skin/frontend/base/default/. But the correct path should be:
Does anyone know how to achieve this?