I need to create a simple manufacturer drop-down so the user can see all products belonging to that manufacturer.
However I could not find any API documentation anywhere and trying to reverse engineer existing modules is time consuming…
Esentially I need to create a block and set it in the left side column which is easy, but what is the API function for getting all the manufacturers and then all the products with a specific manufacturer
If someone could just point me to the relevant functions, I could work it out from there - or where’s the documentation for basic things like getting products parent categories or attributes etc.
Edit: Now really!!
If you are in… say… app/design/frontend/default/default/template/catalog/product/smtg.phtml how do you get all manufacturers?
I spent over three hours with no luck trying to find this out!