This can’t be that difficult. I’ve been searching through the app/design/frontend/default folders as well as the template xml files in search of the controller for the components that appear in the short display (small image, name, price, short description, etc.).
The most I could find is in the wiki http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/how-to/add-attributes-to-product-grid, but this didn’t work. Did something change with the release of the stable version? Please help.
After playing around, I realized that the tutorial from the wiki works. I was adding my code to the wrong section of view.phtml. I also needed to include a “class.” I borrowed the “short-description” class because I don’t know where to find a list of classes (or where to create a new one).
Anyway, I added the attribute “contributor_1” with the following code. It appears just below the name of the product.
<h3 class="product-name"><?php echo $this->htmlEscape($_product->getName()) ?></h3>
<h4 class="short-description"><?php echo $_product->getcontributor_1()?></h4>
I would be grateful if someone could tell me how to create a different class.