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mister
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I am using Magento to create a clothing store.  My store has many different designers that make the clothing that I sell.

Currently I have the designers setup as categories and when I create a new product for that designer, I add it to the designer’s category.  Each designer category has “No” set for “Is Anchor” and for design, I am using the two columns with left bar layout.

Everything works as expected when I browse the ‘designer’ category, but as soon as I select a specific designer from the list, all of the designer names are not present on that designer’s category.

I would like to be able to click on a designers name and see all products for that designer, but also be able to view the designer list (layered navigation) on the left so I can easily change which designer I am looking at.

What can I do to set this up correctly?

Here are some links to other Magento sites that have this working:
http://www.jbandme.com/brands/39-sixtyone
http://www.kirnazabete.com/designers/alessandra-gallo

Both of the URLs listed above have all of the designers listed on the left while browsing that designer’s products.

 
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mister
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Any suggestions anyone?

 
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mister
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Honestly, does anyone even look at these posts?

 
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In order to show the layered nav your category needs to have IsAnchor set to “Yes”

 
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mister
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I understand that, but as soon as I select a designer, all of the other designers are no longer in the left navigation because it is only looking for sub categories of the current category.

 
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mister
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Does anyone have any other suggestions?

 
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you gonna need to modify your layer template
a vertical navigation should give you idea what to do

 
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mister
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Can you give me a little more detail?  I don’t know how to setup a vertical navigation.  Thanks!

 
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