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Multilayer SEO Pop Out Menu
for osCommerce Online Merchant v2.2

This add-on is register_globals compatible

Multilayer SEO Pop Out Menu

by FWR Media

Robert Fisher

Version 1.1.0

13th May 2008
License: Refer to standard oscommerce license


MS2.2, RC1, RC2, RC2a




What is it/what does it do?

When you hover over a category, if the category has children it pops out showing the next layer of categories.

It does this for multiple category layers.

All links are shown in the source code as pure html links which can have SEO benefits because your deeper categories are shown on page one.

The user also benefits because it is only one click to a category.

Queries and efficiency

This menu system only uses one query but that query is a full categories scan. There is an in-built system of caching which stores the categories array as a serialized file.

The cache is very simplistic in as much as it does not have a "lifetime" however you can reset/rebuild the cache at any time via the admin settings.

Is it easy to install?

Very easy, only one piece of code needs to be added above the </head> to the catalog files (adding a stylesheet).

One small change is made to includes/column_left.php.

Support thread is ..

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[Full Package]FWR SEO Menu - Dynamic Site Map - RSS 2.0 Products Feed - Google XML Site Maps - vs 1.1.2 FWR Media 30 May 2008  

Version 1.1.2

This is a recommended upgrade as it includes a cPath bugfix.


Improved logic for cPath creation to fix a bug where in certain circumstances the cPath would be incorrect (thanks to Steven B)

(PHP5 ONLY) Added an RSS 2.0 products feed for your site - thanks to Coopco and Get-Wireless for testing

(PHP5 ONLY) Added a full set of Google webmaster tools XML sitemaps including: -

sitemap index
sitemap categories
sitemap products

- thanks to Coopco and Get-Wireless for testing

Other minor changes

[full package] SEO Menu + Dynamic Sitemap FWR Media 26 May 2008  
Full Package Version 1.1.1 FWR Media 16 May 2008  
Multilayer SEO Pop Out Menu FWR Media 13 May 2008