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karynn
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Yes, I too am very interested in displaying a manufacturer’s list (or attribute list), either horizontal or vertical - since I need them in my navigation menu. I tried creating a category for each, since it’s easier to use categories, but this causes duplicates in my layered navigation (when viewing items via a different category tree).

 
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dan_w - 26 March 2008 08:33 AM

Yes, we have been looking into how we are going to accomplish this as well. Since manufacturers is an attribute, we have yet to decide on how we will design this. I am going to look at it this afternoon and see if we can make any head way. Any suggestions from others would be appreciated.

hi dan.. i find your post on vertical menus very helpful… just a question.. i know you could help…

i have 3 main categories on my store.... learning, store, library....
i wanted to display the store categories only in my left sidebar.. how will i do it?

Thanks in advance. smile

 
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I rebuild the Nav guided by “dan_w” and now it works.

THanks!

 
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breastfed - 15 April 2008 09:50 PM

I rebuild the Nav guided by “dan_w” and now it works.

THanks!

will you be happy to share it with me? :D

 
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Moshe
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@breastfed:

Add this code to the top of catalog/navigation/left.phtml:

<?php if (!Mage::registry('current_category')) return; ?>
 
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Excellent post guys, thanks very much!

 
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just wanted to take time saying thank you to dan_w
This really helps, not only for this matter but also to understand Magento.

 
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I’d love to see some live demo smile

I’ve followed instructions and finally managed to create a vertical navigation bar, altough the final result it is pretty raw and destroy some part of my template as media/col_left_callout.jpg overrule products in the grid.

 
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How I developed my left side navi (finally figured it out after 3 hours):

http://www.dogbedmall.com/magento

FYI:: The site is not finished yet…

 
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@Conyx Group

very very nice.....how did you do the “By Brand “??

 
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Conix Group as you have done??
From me the menu of the categories is still found in the div navigator while from you it is found in the side column.

 
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archer - 14 April 2008 07:01 PM

dan_w - 26 March 2008 08:33 AM
Yes, we have been looking into how we are going to accomplish this as well. Since manufacturers is an attribute, we have yet to decide on how we will design this. I am going to look at it this afternoon and see if we can make any head way. Any suggestions from others would be appreciated.

hi dan.. i find your post on vertical menus very helpful… just a question.. i know you could help…

i have 3 main categories on my store.... learning, store, library....
i wanted to display the store categories only in my left sidebar.. how will i do it?

Thanks in advance. smile

Does anyone know the answer to this?

 
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I am also interested in how to do the by brand option as Conyx has done. I figured out how to list all of the manufacturers attributes. However, I haven’t figured out how to link them to each one.

<?php

$product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product');

$attributes = Mage::getResourceModel('eav/entity_attribute_collection')
->setEntityTypeFilter($product->getResource()->getTypeId())
->addFieldToFilter('attribute_code', 'manufacturer') // This can be changed to any attribute code
->load(false);

$attribute = $attributes->getFirstItem()->setEntity($product->getResource());

/* @var $attribute Mage_Eav_Model_Entity_Attribute */
$manufacturers = $attribute->getSource()->getAllOptions(false);
foreach($manufacturers as $brand){
echo $brand["label"];
}

?>

 
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Also,

I only want to display the first level of categories in my side nav - don’t want any sub categories when I hover over. How do I disable them?

 
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Princeanil
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Hi !

If its possible to put the categories in the left column, it should be possible to display them as a list on the center column of a CMS page too.

I’ve tired everything but cant seem to get it working.  We have many categories, and what i had in mind is something like the image I’m attaching.

Any ideas on how this could be done ?

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