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Customer Groups Catalog2

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Hide categories and products from customers depending on their customer group (for Magento 1.6 and newer).
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Customer Groups Catalog2

ABOUT

Please check Github for the very latest updates.

This extension enables you to hide categories and products from customers depending on their customer group. It is a rewrite of the Magento extension Netzarbeiter_GroupsCatalog for Magento 1.6 and newer.

If you use Magento 1.5 or 1.4 please refer to the older extension: on Magento Connect. This rewrite not only cleans up the code base, it also adds several new features and improvements:

  • Configurable if you want to hide everything and select products and categories to show or vica versa.
  • Use of an index which means support of an unlimited customer groups without DB table hacks.
  • Faster frontend usage, especially noticeable with large catalogs and complex settings.
  • Fully configurable on a store view level.

The source to this extension can be found on github.

USAGE

You can specify a default visibility setting for all categories and products under System / Configuration / Netzarbeiter Extensions / Groups Catalog 2. There you can also choose to disable the extension (on a store view level).

The default after installation is no categories or products are hidden. You can override the default settings for every product and category in the Product Management and Category Management pages. If you use some non-standard mechanism or import for products and categories, it might be necessary to rebuild the GroupsCatalog index. You can do so by visiting the Page System / Index Management. There check the checkboxes beside the indexes "GroupsCatalog Products" and "GroupsCatalog Categories", select the "Reindex Data" action and click the "Submit" button.

INSTALL

After installation please refresh the (config, layout and block_html) cache, and then log out of the admin area and log back in again to avoid getting a 404 error on the Module configuration page. Then visit the configuration page at System / Configuration / Netzarbeiter Extensions / Groups Catalog 2 and configure as needed.

UPGRADE from the old extension (up to Magento 1.5)

To upgrade, first create a backup (file system and database). Then install the GroupsCatalog 2 module, and visit the admin page at System / Tools / Groups Catalog 2 Migration. There you will find a step-by-step wizard assisting you to migrate all settings for the system configuration, all products and all categories.

UNINSTALL

If you ever uninstall the extension (I don't hope so ;)) your site will be broken, because Magento does not support a mechanism to automatically execute a script when an extension is removed. This script adds two attributes with custom source, frontend and backend models, and when the extension is removed Magento can't find those models anymore. To fix the Error, you have to execute the following SQL:

DELETE FROM `eav_attribute` WHERE attribute_code = 'groupscatalog2_groups'; DELETE FROM `core_resource` WHERE code = 'netzarbeiter_groupscatalog2_setup';

Don't forget to clear the cache, afterwards.

In case of problems please open an issue on Github. I do not follow the comments in the review's here on Magento Connect.

Release Notes

Bugfix Release

2013-12-25 00:04:44
  • Version number: 0.3.4
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1
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Fix bug in createEntityTable method.

Bugfix Release

2013-11-23 12:23:57
  • Version number: 0.3.3
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

Correctly handle the case if the default setting is to HIDE categories and/or products, and show to [ NONE ] is selected on a category and/or product.

Magento Compiler compatibility bugfix

2013-10-28 08:13:22
  • Version number: 0.3.2
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8
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Fix to make the extension work with the Magento Compiler enabled again.

Magento 1.8 compatibility

2013-10-12 08:39:21
  • Version number: 0.3.1
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8
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Magento 1.8 compatibility

Magento 1.8 compatibility

2013-10-12 08:20:18
  • Version number: 0.3.0
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8
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About the Developer

This extension was developed by and is supported by vinai

Customer Groups Catalog2 4.7 5 36 36
Works like a charm This is good stuff. However, there is a little drawback with advanced search i.e. the number of results is wrong. I get "1111 item(s) were found" but nothing is shown. Actually there are 1111 items, but for another customer group (B2B). For guests this should be "No items were found". January 15, 2014
very good functionality It does exactly what it needs. Hides the category`s from certain user customer groups. January 11, 2014
Just works Simple error free install. Worked out of the Box. Hides products and catalogs from groups as described and is compatible with mobile and desktop package/themes. I left Developer support at a 4, not a 5 only because I didn't need any support! December 12, 2013
Works as described - No issues with Installation Very simple to use and easy to install. We encountered only one minor issue. After the install, all products disappeared from the live site. Re-indexing GroupsCatalog Products and GroupsCatalog Categories fixed this. November 6, 2013
Excellent extension Very useful extension. Works fine on CE 1.7.0.2... August 11, 2013
It works perfect It works perfect just as it says. Installing it was a breeze. Good work! tks June 10, 2013
This extension works! I had problems with the 0.2.5, but now it works great with the 0.2.6. If you Get an error 404 when you go to system>configuration>Groups Catalog2, just log out to the admin site and login again. Don't forget clear the cache! April 21, 2013
Don't install it, not working properly and after uninstall you will get 404 eh.. February 12, 2013
Installed Version number: 0.2.4 Stability: Stable, while install Magento still refers it to Beta release? so i changed install settings to beta and then installed, worked fine after reindexing and clearing all cache. December 4, 2012
Not sure what went wrong. Brand new fresh install of 1.7.0.2, nothing else done with it but one other extension (added quote functionality) and installing this caused my product categories to totally break, causes PHP errors to throw up trying to go to categories in the admin and nothing shows up on frontend. :( November 27, 2012
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After extension installtion when trying to re-index ,
- GroupsCatalog Produkte
- GroupsCatalog Kategorien

I get an fatal error:

Call to a member function addGroupsCatalogAttribute() on a non-object in .../app/code/community/Netzarbeiter/GroupsCatalog2/Model/Resource/Indexer/Abstract.php on line 206

How can I resolve this?
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Hello, i've installed your extension on my store but after installed and configurated it on category page i still able to view all the associated products when i search them...
can you help me make it works?
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Products in hidden categories are searchable and finally reachable. So, we need individually hide those products in hidden categories. Can it be unsearchable?
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After installing this extension it's giving 404 error page not found, when I'm navigating to System > configuration > NETZARBEITER EXTENSIONS > Groups catalog 2
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I would be grateful if you provided a sample csv file and tutorial for bulk Customer Groups Catalog2 settings. Thanks.
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When searching all hidden products appear.

Is there anyway of spotting this?
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I got the following layered navigation error in search result page after using this extension.

Fatal error: Call to undefined method Netzarbeiter_GroupsCatalog2_Model_CatalogSearch_Resource_Fulltext_Collection::getSearchedEntityIds() in .../app/code/local/GoMage/Navigation/Model/Resource/Eav/Mysql4/Layer/Filter/Attribute.php on line 168

Can you please help?
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