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Show custom category attribute in Frontend Magento

Posted on 2013-01-16
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I've added an attribute text field in Magento category admin page.

I'm trying to echo the value fromtend using this code:

<?php echo $_category->getMyAttribute() ?>

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but its not visible. Is there a better way of doing this? I've checked the database under
EAV_attribute table and can see that it has been update and the text field is showing in the backend.
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by:sedgwick
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by:rafique12
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Thankyou, its is... sort of. I need to show category attribute instead of product attribute.
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by:sedgwick
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what is the type of the custom attribute?
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by:rafique12
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Its a text field. I've called it nav_description as I want to show a short description under category navigation links on the frontpage.

<?php echo $_category->getNavDescription() ?>

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by:rafique12
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There must be someone that knows how to do this?

I've tried almost every method but none allow me to display the value of a custom category attribute on the front end.

I've created a module made sure the EAV attribute has been updated with my new attribute. it is also showing in the backend but nothing in the front?!?!?!
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rafique12 earned 0 total points
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This solved my issue:

Mage::helper('catalog/output')->categoryAttribute(...)
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by:rafique12
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Had to look around but found it in the end. Thanks for the help anyway!
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