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Manufacturer information pages
 
MandS
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I like to request an extension/option to have information pages for the manufacturers in your store. Manufacturer information page could contain logos and company info about the companies that make your products.

SEF URLs would be good too smile Something like

shop.com/manufacturers/manufacturer-name

Would anyone else be interested in this feature?

 
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GPutignano
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I’m also interested in it.

 
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WisdOMbooks
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YES, very useful
for anybody who uses manufacturers
(and… who is not? wink
A n g e l o

 
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buddhi
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Indeed.. A Much needed feature

 
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WisdOMbooks
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Myself I tried, some time back, to introduce into Magento
the topic of *products AND people*
in a forum thread, called PEOPLE SuperAttribute
where I quoted another two threads (this and this)
that somehow touched the same topic.

However, those threads got buried by time and
did not get the follow-up they deserved… what a loss !  confused
It could have been such a wonderful feature,
unheard of in any other shopping cart…

Still time, in my opinion, to re-open this *r/evolutionary* issue and
see if it can be considered & implemented, not only by the MagTeam
but also by some good entrepreneurial member of the MagCommunity…

Myself, a non-coder, I can offer only… good ideas cool smile

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Phillip Hughes
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This is definately a requirement for our webshop, manufacturer names and information is key to our business. I will look at trying to create manufacturer pages with links from a manufacturer list block. I only have limited coding skills but I will try my best and post back to you all.

Many thanks

 
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dan_w
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From what I can see, the easiest way would be to duplicate the “category” function and create manufacturers. I’m not talking about creating duplicate categories, but rather duplicating all models, controllers, resources, blocks, helpers, etc that control the use of categories; change them to use manufacturers; create new templates and update the layout files to include the new manufacturer function. I don’t know how big of a job this would be as I haven’t looked at it in any great detail, but it seems that since, from the sounds of it, everyone just wants essentially a secondary set of “categories”, ie manufacturers, that may or may not contain logos, images, a list of products etc, this might be the easiest route. Of course there are ALOT of places where you’d have to look to get this done and a lot of things you’d have to check, both frontend and backend to make sure nothing is broken. I definitely think that this is possible though. 

Dan

 
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kkoepke
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manufacturers pages are a very much needed feature

 
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WisdOMbooks
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IMHO this is NOT, at least not only,
an *I also like/need this feature* issue.

And it should not be left to the single/individual coder out there
to fiddle with the core, trying to find a personal/temporary solution to it.

This could become the BIG NEXT STEP,
transforming & projectig MAGento
ahead of the whole e-commerce competition excaim

And why just manufacturers?
Once the MAGic Team can figure out
how to handle a manufacturer as a *super-attribute*
(I mean an attribute that can take its own attributes,
like info, address, bio, biblio, notes, etc.),
why to stop at that?

As we already can add, in the backend,
su much data & personal details to Customers,
similarly we should be able to freely add their own attributes
to those attributes connected with PEOPLE/PERSONs,
(as manufacturers, distributors, shippers,
authors, contributors, artists,
agencies, associates, affiliates, partners & what not...),
just like now it is possible to add attributes to the Products.

It is, in a sense, like adding
another, deeper, layer to the database structure:
I understand that it may be complicated to implement…
but what a unique advantage for all store owners !

This way one could handle all the entities
connected with one’s business
(Products AND People)
under the single-roof of one’s Magento’s database smile.

Is not this really r/evolutionary in the shopping carts’ arena?
Does anybody knows of any other carts being able to handle this
(any free, open or paying solution)?  NOT that I know.

If the Magento Team could just consider the idea and
put up at least an initial, simple, even partial, solution,
for sure the community will follow suit
and eventually come out
with further, full-fledged implementations

While waiting for some hint of light
at the end of the tunnel of this topic,.
you are all kindly requested to…
NOT to hold your breath cool smile

CIAO:  A n g e l o

 
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Thejosh13
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I agree

 
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jimmypalmer
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has anyone come up with a good solution yet?

 
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ixtreme
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a manufacture shop (with a landing page and selection option for sub-categories) is one of the most wanted features for customers who’re looking for products of their label.
so… that feature would be very interesting for us too.

 
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+1 (as gamers say wink)

 
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jimmypalmer
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at this point, I would love to just hear from other people in the community how they solved this problem or how they would.

 
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quech
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This issue still doesn’t seem to have been resolved, or am I wrong? Is there an extension which would allow to create manufacturers pages and browse the products by brands? What I would imagine is at least having two separate lists: categories and manufacturers in my sidebar. Would it be possible?

 
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dimi_ned
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I think that it would not make much sense to have both in the same sidebar (unless it would be a tree-based one and collapse the manufacturers list).
Otherwise if one was directed from the front page to a manufacturers page, it would require to have a specific manufacturers sidebar. Would that be feasible/doable without hacking the whole code base? Does anyone have a clue on this??

 
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