As a follow-up to our Magento column navigation extension post from last week, we’ve just pushed the latest version to GitHub.
Featured Children Column
The major news is that the extension now allows you to specify a featured children column through the Magento backend (Catalog > Manage Categories).
The featured children list sits as the first column in the set (where applicable) and contributes to the maxCols setting (therefore doesn’t appear if maxCols is set to 1). Specifying a title will output a
<h3> tag before the
Setting Show in Featured Children to Yes will include this category in its parent featured column if it exists. Categories can be shown in the featured categories even if Include in Navigation Menu is set to No, allowing you to remove a category from the main navigation while retaining it as featured.
Magento 1.6 Support
The other major news is that the extension has now been tested in Magento 1.6 (v1.1.0′s attribute names were invalid for 1.6).
Download The Extension
Magento 1.5, Magento 1.6