I am working on a project where client wants to have 'coming soon' message on some category pages. I am not sure how to put this message.

Any idea would be appreciated.

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To put a particular message on the selected category page, follow below apporach:

1) Create a static block with your message ie: "Coming Soon"

2) Goto to the Category on which you need to display the message

3) Goto Display Settings tab and select Display Mode = "Static Blocks Only"

4) Select Static Block which you created and save the settings.


In case you want just the blank page without menu, you will have to create a new template file say categorylanding.phtml and call it in the design tab. Follow below procedure to do so.

1) Goto app/design/frontend/Yourtheme/template/page and create a new file named categorylanding.phtml (Create a copy of empty.phtml)

2) Enter all the required elements from other layout files.

3) Goto Category>>Custom Design>>Custom Layout Updates

4) Add below XML code to call the template file.

<reference name="root">
    <action method="setTemplate"><template>page/categorylanding.phtml</template></action>
  • But this option will also show the menu. He doesn't want to have menu also only blank page with message.
    – Kishor
    Mar 5, 2015 at 3:59
  • Please check the edit
    – Dexter
    Mar 5, 2015 at 4:14

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