Creating bespoke 'category list' template in Joomla

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Im trying to create a template for a section of my joomla site.

I have categories A -F, within each category say 10 products. I would like to create a template that allows you to both see the standard 'Catgory List Layout' which is standard option availble when adding items to the Joomla menu. This page shows a basic output of one category that contains 3 products:
http://bbs.newcastlewebdesigner.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=36&Itemid=88

I would like to show the above list while at the same time showing each individual product (see attached JPG).

I can show either the list or the product... but not in conjunction.

Regards
Easynow
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Dean OBrienAsked:
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Allan NisbetConnect With a Mentor Owner at Storm IT Solutions LTDCommented:
Ah you need to a do a wee hack.

So you have your images A-F for your category's


Create 6 main_menu modules named after each cat
Make them as category layout modules.

Now create a new menu which will be hidden, create a link for every article in the hidden menu, dont publish it, its just to help you link.

Now go to each of your category menu modules and assign it to the hidden menu links, what this does is allow the category menu to display only on the articles which are the same as the category.

So for example assign the gin category menu to all artciles about Gin
rinse and repeat for all 6 cateogorys.

Now when you select the appropriate article the correct category layout menu appears.

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Allan NisbetOwner at Storm IT Solutions LTDCommented:
I just realised you are in Newcastle, NSW, we used to be based there working from the Battleground Internet Cafe about 5 years ago : )

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Dean OBrienAuthor Commented:
Apologies for the delay closing this question... keep meaning to then forgeting :(

The solution i was after, was a buiilt in Joomla module after all, i used the standard 'latest article' module, set to the specific category.

The solution you offered, is indeed how i approached creating the bottle menu side of things.

We are based in Newcastle, but quite a bit further away from where you worked... some 9000 miles i'd guess, in the UK.

Thanks for your help with this.

Easynow
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Allan NisbetOwner at Storm IT Solutions LTDCommented:
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Glad you resolved it, we moved to the uk a few years ago
We mIght setup another office again in nsw in future

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Dean OBrienAuthor Commented:
Sorry i thought i had closed this.
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