Instead of having static images on your Magento site that need to be changed via FTP, it is recommend to use the iBanners extension to make the image manageable via the Magento Admin.
Create an Image using iBanners
First you will need to create a new image and a group. To do this, follow these steps:
- Select CMS > iBanners > Manage Groups from the Magento Admin navigation and then select 'Add New'.
- Fill out the form to create a new group. Be sure to remember the value you enter in the 'code' field, as this is the value you will use to load your image onto your Magento front end.
- Select CMS > iBanners > Manage Banners from the Magento Admin navigation and then select 'Add New'.
- Fill out as many fields as required and select save. Be sure to select the group you just created from the field labelled 'Group'.
For this example, let's say we have created a banner group with the code of 'test_image'.
Place the image on your Magento front end
Now you have successfully created a new image using iBanners and a new group to load the image. Using the example above (with test_image as the banner group code), the following layout XML could be used to add it to the left column of all of your Magento front end pages.
<default> <reference name="content"> <block type="ibanners/view" name="ibanners.test" template="ibanners/default.phtml"> <action method="setGroupCode"><group_code>test_image</group_code></action> </block> </reference> </default>
This code above will need to go in one of your layout XML files or in a custom layout update field in the Magento Admin. Where you put this depends entirely on your situation.
For this image to display, you will need to refresh your Magento cache.