How can I customize several landing pages so the client can easily add/remove new categories without having to figure out the layout update bit.
Basically I have 2 types of landing pages, the default landing and a page for products that belong to an exploded view. In the exploded view product category I've added this to the layout update:
<reference name="content"> <reference name="category.products"> <action method="setTemplate"><file>catalog/category/exploded-view-landing.phtml</file></action> </reference> </reference> <reference name="root"> <remove name="home.landing.catalog.product.new" /> </reference>
Which is fine, it works and allows me to setup a custom layout without issues.
The client will need to add these "exploded view" pages on their own. Finding, copying & pasting some XML from another resource isn't going to make them happy, I know it's pretty simple - but these are clients not developers.
Is there a way to achieve the same goal by using the local.xml and just having to train the client to "pick the right" layout/template from Page Layout drop down?