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Prestashop, simple and cool sticky right column

Today i’m gonna teach you how to make a sticky right_column with prestashop. It’s a simple trick and I think it’s really useful for customers. But It can’t be useful for all project… you have to think about that before to make the change.

sticky

 

Here is a demo (not made with a full prestashop but I used the same elements) :

Demo

Ok, so first we need to use a jquery plugin that will make the sticky and then we will have to used it in prestashop 🙂
So I used this plugin, “jSticky”, made by Andrew Henderson (which is really a great plugin).
You can find it here : https://github.com/AndrewHenderson/jSticky
So first download the plugin and then put the file “jquery.jsticky.js” in the folder “themes/your_theme/js”
In my exemple I want the sticky rightcolumn only when I’m in product’s category.
So open the file “footer.tpl” and change the right_column like this :

<div id="right_column" class="column grid_2 omega">
	{if $page_name == 'category'}
		<div class="sticky">
	{/if}
{$HOOK_RIGHT_COLUMN}
	{if $page_name == 'category'}
		</div>
	{/if}
</div> 

What we are doing is when we will be in product’s category, we will add a div named “sticky” around the content of the right_column.
Now we gonna load the script at the end of DOM with the same way.
Normaly you shouldn’t have to add the jquery library, because prestashop already do it. If not you will have to do it.
So put this code before the </body> :

{if $page_name == 'category'}
        <script src="{$js_dir}jquery.jsticky.js" type="text/javascript"></script>   
        <script type="text/javascript">
        $(function(){
            $(".sticky").sticky({
                topSpacing: 0,
                zIndex:2,
                stopper: "#footer"
            });

        });
    </script>
{/if}

So we load the sticky right_column only in the category. If you want it in all pages, you will have to remove all the “{if $page_name == ‘category’}{/if}”

Now the only things you have to do is to give a width to the sticky div.
Because when the scroll will arrive to the sticky div, javacript will put the div in a static position, so you will lose your width.
In your global.css put the same width of your rightcolumn to the sticky div :

/****** sticky div ******/
.sticky{width:350px; margin:0; padding:0; overflow:hidden}

THAT’S DONE, YOU SHOULD BE GOOD 🙂
Don’t be afraid to tell me what you think about this. And if you have any questions, I will try to help you (and sorry for my english :)).

3 Commentaires

  • Fledco /3 janvier 2015 at 17 h 44 min

    Hello,

    Can you send me a procedure for a fixed right and left column?
    I does not work .

    Thanks

    Fledco

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  • B.WIA /5 janvier 2015 at 9 h 04 min

    Hello,
    If you want a fixed column on both you just have to do what I explained and then created a div with the class “sticky” around the {$HOOK_LEFT_COLUMN} in the file header.tpl of your theme.
    Boris

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  • fledco /24 janvier 2015 at 22 h 37 min

    Hello Boris,

    First of all thank you. Can i email you my footer.tpl and header.tpl.
    It is only working on the irght column. I followed your instructions but somehow it does not work.

    Fledco

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