I"m new to the magento front, and I need to develop a template for it, but somehow I can't wrap my head around the url helpers in the local.xml...

Is there a reference list for available helpers? Or is there a method how can I track down the available helpers in the magento code?

I was looking at the top.links customization options at classyllama.com, but most of the relevant aritcles are outdated, and while the concept works, some of the helpers don't.

  • aznim, are you want to add new item to toplink using helpers???
    – Amit Bera
    Jul 29, 2014 at 16:09
  • I mainly I have to re-organize and decorate the original links, and the best solution I found is removing and replacing the original links with new ones, but the helper I found for the login/logout buttons at crazyllama don't work. Also, there's a possibility that I'll have to add system function later on, so the helpers would be quite useful.
    – Meki
    Jul 30, 2014 at 5:34

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The part of the xml <url helper="customer/getAccountUrl"/> simply means that the link will use the helper that can be called by Mage::helper('customer') and use the method getAccountUrl to get the url used.

Technically you can add any helper here and ever write your own.

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