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How to use different header on same layout

Here it goes.

1. Step One
/app/design/frontend/default/default/template/page/html

copy header.phtml to something like header2.html

2. Step Two
/app/design/frontend/default/default/layout
edit page.xml

you can just copy existing Block and change type and name only.

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<block type="page/html_header2" name="header2" as="header2">
<block type="page/template_links" name="top.links" as="topLinks"/>
<block type="page/switch" name="store_language" as="store_language" template="page/switch/languages.phtml"/>
<block type="core/text_list" name="top.menu" as="topMenu"/>
</block>

3. Step Three
/app/code/core/Mage/Page/Block/Html
copy Header.php to Header2.php

4. Step Four
Edit Header2.php you will see this code at the begining

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class Mage_Page_Block_Html_Header extends Mage_Core_Block_Template
{
public function _construct()
{
$this->setTemplate(’page/html/header.phtml’);
}

Change it to

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class Mage_Page_Block_Html_Header2 extends Mage_Core_Block_Template
{
public function _construct()
{
$this->setTemplate(’page/html/header2.phtml’);
}

You done.

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5 comments

  • Edyta · 08/03/2010 at 13:37

    Hi!

    It doesnt work for me i have

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class Mage_Page_Block_Html_Header in /home/aonach/public_html/bp/app/code/core/Mage/Page/Block/Html/Header2.php on line 77

  • Admin comment by admin · 14/03/2010 at 03:12

    Sorry, I am not sure which code on your line 77, could you paste a part to me?

  • Syed Atif Naeem · 25/05/2011 at 07:22

    won’t it be better to place a check in header.phtml somewhat like

    getIsHomePage()):?> etc ????

    will it be a better idea or not ???

  • amolsingh · 24/12/2011 at 11:16

    How to update header for checkout pages?

    I dont want to use existing header.

  • Timothy · 05/03/2012 at 16:24

    I succeed to install the header2 template.. but seems the top.menu not loading showing in the header template.. any clues?

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