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How To Add An External Menu Link to Magento Navigation

The navigation in the header section of a Magento store usually lists the top-level categories from the catalog. This blog post will explain how to include an external link in the top navigation. E.G: adding an external blog link to Magento website.

  1. Log in to your Magento Admin Panel and navigate to CMS -> Static Blocks
  2. Click on Top Menu Block or similar sort of name that you have used to display all the top navigation elements
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  3. Add the name of your new link say Blog
  4. Click on to Save Block and you are done

Google Adds Nutritional Information To Their Search Engine Results

Google Adds Nutritional Information To Their Search Engine ResultsPeople who are health conscious, on special medical diets, or just trying to lose a few pounds will soon have a new weapon in their arsenal thanks to Google, who has unveiled plans to add the nutritional information of more than 1,000 different food types to their search engine results.

According to PCMag’s Angela Moscaritolo, the Mountain View, California-based company will include information about how many calories, how much protein and how much fat are in hundreds of fruits, vegetables, meats and meals.

Furthermore, a Google spokesperson told Samantha Murphy of Mashable that drinks will also be included, and that users could “compare types of avocados or English muffins” if they wanted to.

The information will be presented in a box located above the search results, no there will be no scrolling necessary. The feature will also support voice commands on mobile devices, Murphy noted.

“This new nutritional information builds on our work on the Knowledge Graph, which brings together all kinds of information from across the web that wasn’t easily accessible,” Google Product Manager Ilya Mezheritsky explained in a May 30 blog post. “The graph helps us connect things that are related, even in cases when those foods have a completely different sounding name from what you asked.”

The feature was launched in English shortly after the announcement and should be rolling out over the next week or so, Mezheritsky said. Google is also promising to add additional features and more types of food or drinks in the near future, and also has plans to make the feature available in other languages. [Read more…]