How to add banner on category page
Magento PWA Studio: How to add banner on category page

Magento PWA Studio: How to add banner on category page

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Let’s imagine walking into a clothing store. What is the first thing that will grab your attention? It is most likely to be the product that stands out amongst the rest. Similarly, when you visit a webpage, the banner image will grab your attention first. Magento allows you to use different texts and images to make banners that are visually appealing to your customers. Learning how to add a banner on the category page in Magento PWA studio is something you should know.

This is the second blog in the series dedicated to Magento PWA Studio, the first one being how to add a newsletter to the footer in Magento PWA studio.

Banner images are a great way to connect with your audience. It helps to create a positive impression on the visitors. Magento PWA studio includes different illustrations, backgrounds, and videos to make your banner images appealing.

Without wasting much time, let’s have a look at how it’s done.

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Step 1:

The first step to follow on how to add a banner on the category page in PWA Studio is that you need to create a Venia project through scaffolding

https://magento.github.io/pwa-studio/pwa-buildpack/scaffolding/

yarn create @magento/pwa

Once you have your scaffolded Venia project Then go inside your project directory.

First, we need to add our custom component for the category banner in the category root component.

For this we need to add our code in:

local-intercept.js [YOUR_PROJECT_NAME/local-intercept.js]

function localIntercept(targets) {
const { Targetables } = require('@magento/pwa-buildpack');
const targetables = Targetables.using(targets);
// load the component to be customized
const CategoryContentComponent = targetables.reactComponent(
'@magento/venia-ui/lib/RootComponents/Category/categoryContent.js'
);
// import the custom component in the component to be modified
const CategoryBanner = CategoryContentComponent.addImport(
"CategoryBanner from '/src/components/CategoryBanner/categoryBanner.js'"
);
// insert the custom component that renders category banner 
CategoryContentComponent.insertBeforeJSX(
' <Breadcrumbs categoryId={categoryId} />',
`<${CategoryBanner} categoryId={categoryId} />`
);
}
module.exports = localIntercept;

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STEP 2:

The second step to follow on how to add a banner on the category page in PWA Studio is that we need to add our component inside src directory

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index.js [YOUR_PROJECT_NAME/src/components/CategoryBanner/index.js]

export { default } from ‘./CategoryBanner’;

categoryBanner.js [YOUR_PROJECT_NAME/src/components/CategoryBanner/categoryBanner.js]

import React from 'react';
import { GET_CATEGORY_BANNER } from './categoryBanner.gql';
import { useCategoryBanner } from '../../peregrine/talons/CategoryBanner/useCategoryBanner';
import Image from '@magento/venia-ui/lib/components/Image';
const IMAGE_WIDTH = 1240;
const IMAGE_HEIGHT = 400;
const CategoryBanner = props => {
const { categoryId } = props;
const { bannerData } = useCategoryBanner({
query: GET_CATEGORY_BANNER,
categoryId
});
console.log(bannerData);
return (
<div>
{bannerData && bannerData.image && (
<Image
alt={name}
height={IMAGE_HEIGHT}
resource={bannerData.image}
width={IMAGE_WIDTH}
/>
)}
</div>
);
};
export default CategoryBanner;

STEP 3:

The third step to follow on how to add a banner on the category page in PWA Studio is:

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categoryBanner.gql.js [YOUR_PROJECT_NAME/src/components/CategoryBanner/categoryBanner.gql.js]

import { gql } from '@apollo/client';
export const GET_CATEGORY_BANNER = gql`
query getCategoryBanner($id: Int!) {
category(id: $id) {
image
}
}
`;

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STEP 4:

The fourth step to follow on how to add a banner on the category page in PWA Studio is:

useCategoryBanner.js [YOUR_PROJECT_NAME/src/peregrine/lib/talons/CategoryBanner/useCategoryBanner.js]

import { useCallback, useEffect, useState } from 'react';
import { useQuery } from '@apollo/client';
export const useCategoryBanner = props => {
const { query, categoryId } = props;
const { data: bannerData } = useQuery(query, {
variables: {
id: categoryId
},
fetchPolicy: 'cache-and-network',
nextFetchPolicy: 'cache-first'
});
return {
bannerData: bannerData && bannerData.category
};
};

After that run your project

yarn build

yarn start

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This is what your end result should look like:

add banner on category page in pwa studio

 

I hope this blog on how to add banners on category pages in Venia has been of help to you. Banner images play an important role in making conversions happen. They attract customers and positively impact them to make a purchase decision.

You are most welcome to drop your queries and share your thoughts and you can also contact us for any additional information. CedCommerce will be more than happy to help you.

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