Add SOLR category refinement to cms page (which already include a widget that displays new products).

Is it possible to do this? If so, how? I know you can't use php code within cms pages. any directional attack vector suggestions would be appreciated.

  • there are information missing. 1. Do you use the enterprise edition? 2. if not, what do you use to add SOLR? Do you already know how to add a widget to a cms page?
    – Flyingmana
    Dec 21, 2014 at 12:39
  • @Flyingmana I have enterprise edition, as it says in the header. And yea, I know how to add a widget.. but some clarification would be nice. Dec 22, 2014 at 13:05
  • magento.stackexchange.com/questions/35720/… You should be able to simply add the layered nav to the CMS page XML Layout, Solrs refinement or fauceted search overrides Magento's built-in one when Solr is enabled & Enable Solr Engine for Catalog Navigation. <reference name="left"><block type="enterprise_search/catalog_layer_view" name="catalog.leftnav" before="-" template="catalog/layer/view.phtml"/></reference>
    – B00MER
    Dec 22, 2014 at 19:39
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    @B00MER I dont really understand, care to expound upon your comment in an answer? Dec 22, 2014 at 21:16

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CMS > Pages > Manage content.

Page Information tabs > Design > Layout Update XML

<reference name="left">
  <block type="enterprise_search/catalog_layer_view" name="catalog.leftnav" before="-" template="catalog/layer/view.phtml"/>

Just ensure you are referencing the block of the Layout, this XML snippet would work for 2 columns with left bar and 3 columns layouts.

Hope that helps

  • Okay, I copied the above onto the CMS page's Layout Update XMLs section (with a 2 column with left bar configuation) and after saving it doesn't seem to show anything different in the CMS page preview. Dec 23, 2014 at 19:16
  • CMS Preview may not show it properly, just content of the page, try saving and make sure to clear cache just in case. Tested this with 1.13.1.x EE.
    – B00MER
    Dec 23, 2014 at 19:21
  • The CMS preview takes you to the resolved url (if not, regardless, I manually entered the url). Flushed the cache, still no sidebar. Did you just have a blank cms page with a sidebar? or anything else in the contents? Dec 23, 2014 at 19:27
  • new install of 1.13.1.x, just took an existing out of box page, customer service, switched the layout to 2 column with left bar, pasted XML, saved and Shop By appears.
    – B00MER
    Dec 23, 2014 at 19:33
  • Strange, I give my css page a custom theme (change it to 'default') and the sidebar appaears. In my theme, no dice. Dec 23, 2014 at 19:55

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