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Create and organise categories quickly and easily with Visual Merchandiser, using a simple drag-and-drop UI.
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Overview

Visual Merchandiser

• No more laborious category management!

• No more adjusting products’ category positions manually by number!

• With Visual Merchandiser, products can be re-organised in seconds – visually.

• You see the products in place, with images, just like the customer sees them.

New for version 2.2.4:
• Categories can now have smart rules AND be controlled by drag-and-drop.
• Ability to force a category to only include products matched by smart rules.
• Can now change website scope in drag-and-drop window to view categories per-website.
• Hero products that are fixed to a category.
• Improved compatibility with layered navigation extensions, Enterprise Edition SOLR.
• Improved performance - now it scales as big as Magento does

Videos


Tutorial: Drag-and-drop - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQCXuNdT1qE
Tutorial: Smart Category rules - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynTEVZ33d58
Tutorial: Assigning many products to categories - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19caBftE6UM

Features

  • Drag-and-drop user interface
  • Merchandise an entire category in a single window
  • Integrated product search to help you find products to include in your category
  • Customisable product meta data display – showing stock, price and other attributes
  • Instantly see stock availability as you merchandise
  • Easily assign hundreds of products to a category in one action. Remove them just as easily
  • New for version 2: Smart Categories allow you to create a rule for a category which allows products to automatically appear in it.
  • Easy to install

Testimonials

"The Visual Merchandiser extension from On Tap is a dream to work with and saves so much time in comparison to the native Magento functionality." - Alex, Yoma - Magento Silver Partner.

"On Tap Visual Merchandiser Extension saves a us an amazing amount of time. It makes merchandising easy and really fast. I wrote up specs on what I wanted out of a merchandiser and before putting out the RFP I decided to look one more time for an existing module. Fortunately this time I found the On Tap Visual Merchandiser Extension! Exactly what I needed." - Eric, Jigsaw London.

"It's the easiest way of ordering products that I've encountered" - Dan, Growell.

"Easy to use, quick saving times, move to top function very useful" - Ewan, Lola Rose.

"Saves time, very easy to use and learn. visual layout rather than text heavy. Easy to see stock, layout etc on back end. You can re-arrange the order and look of your products very simply." - Benna, benna.co.uk.

More information

You can get more information from www.ontapgroup.com/merchandiser
Release Notes

2.2.4

2014-08-19 17:11:25
  • Version number: 2.2.4
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14
Feature: Categories can now have smart rules AND be controlled by drag-and-drop.
Feature: Ability to force a category to only include products matched by smart rules.
Feature: Categories can now have automatic sorts applied to them.
Feature: Can now change website scope in drag-and-drop window to view categories per-website.
Feature: You can now download a list of SKUs currently assigned to a category.

Fix: Compatibility with third-party layered navigation extensions.
Fix: Compatibility with third-party category indexing extensions, including Enterprise SOLR.
Fix: In terms of catalog size, VM is now as scalable as Magento is itself for large catalogs.
Fix: Magento Enterprise catalog permissions are now supported.

2.1.8

2014-05-31 08:32:15
  • Version number: 2.1.8
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14
2.1.8 (May 21st 2014)
Feature: Move to the bottom arrow in the VM drag-and-drop window now allows products to be shifted to the bottom of the category.
Fix: Improved CE1.5 and EE1.10 compatibility.
Fix: Improved compatibility with Amasty Improved Navigation 2.3.8.
Fix: Incorrect usage of call_user_func in the smart category sorting code.
Fix: Improved compatibility with GoMage Advanced Navigation.
Fix: Improvements with handling hero products.
Bug: Solr compatibility issues are still pending. Fixed in 2.2.0, due in June.

2.1.7 (March 5th 2014)
Feature: You can now use Hero products in VM categories as well as smart category mode categories.
Feature: Smart Categories can now use 'Date Created (days ago)' and 'Date Modified (days ago)' to allow categories to be built using product creation and/or modification dates.
Feature: In Smart Categories you can now prefix values with ! to mean NOT. So you can have rules like 'Color !Red', meaning match all colors but not red.
Feature: Now auto-saves the category when switching from 'Smart Category' to 'Visual Merchandiser' mode. This prevents data loss.
Fix: Provided compatibility with Amasty Shopby layered navigation extension.
Fix: Handles multi-select attributes better.

2.1.5 (Jan 14th 2014)
Fix: Now allows a cloned category rule to be saved

2.1.4 (Jan 8th 2014)
<b>Feature:
Added Hero products for smart categories
Feature: Added sort logic options for smart categories of: 'Move out of stock to bottom', 'Special price to top' and 'Special price to bottom'.
Fix: Updated compatibility with Magento CE1.6
Fix: Provided compatibility with Mgt_AmazingWysiwyg

Visual Merchandiser 2.1.3

2013-12-15 09:21:22
  • Version number: 2.1.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1
Feature: Ability to show/hide the products position input fields in the 'Category Positions' tab.
Feature: Ability to hide products in the VM drag-and-drop window that have their 'visibility' attribute set to 'Not Visible Individually' or 'Search'.
Feature: Ability to hide products in the VM drag-and-drop window that have their 'status' attribute set to 'Disabled'.
Feature: Can now turn automatic re-indexing on/off.
Feature: From the search results in the VM drag-and-drop window, added the ability to promote a product that is already in the category straight to the top of the category. This is especially useful for categories containing many products, where you need to find an existing product quickly and get it to the top.

Fix: Now compatible with GoMage Advanced Navigation (tested with version 4.1).
Fix: Hides the demo store notice in the VM drag-and-drop window if enabled in the admin panel.
Fix: Now correctly handles situations where attribute codes added into the 'List Attribute Codes' field are invalid.

Change: Moved admin panel option to with in the 'Catalog' section and added a logo.

Visual Merchandiser 2.1.1

2013-11-04 19:01:25
  • Version number: 2.1.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13
Now optimised for large categories (thousands of products). Adds 'Smart Category' feature to merchandise category by attributes.

Visual Merchandiser 1.1

2013-03-02 15:07:33
  • Version number: 1.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12
Version 1.1 incorporates the following new features:
* Mass Product Assignment (for adding/removing list of SKUs to a category)
* "Move in stock to top" action
* "Newest in stock to top" action
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Essential Magento module If I could only have a few extensions, this would be one of them! As a retailer, who needs to keep our site fresh, the ability to easily see the page, rearrange it and then save it, is so important to our business. Additionally this module saves HOURS over the default Magento sorting. This is exactly what I would want if I had hired them to make it for me. March 19, 2014
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This extension has been recommended to me by several other developers who dealt with single website setups however I have been recently told that this extension may not support multiple website ie it always lists products from a single website. Can you please verify.

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Yes. Visual Merchandiser supports multiple websites in the same way that Magento's default functionality does.
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Version 2.2.4 further extends the multi-website support by allowing you to get instant previews of a category from the perspective of any particular website you choose.
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EE 1.14 compatibility

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Hi guys,

do you have in plan a release compliant with EE 1.14?

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Version 2.2.4 is compatible with EE 1.14.0.* and also CE 1.9.0.*.
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Version 2.2.4 is compatible with EE 1.14.0.* and CE 1.9.0.*.
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Hey guys,

I know this extension is great based on what others say on the web about it, so I would like to use it, but I'm on 1.8 CE.

When we can expect new release from you?
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Hi,
If a product is configurable product and doesn't manage inventory, however it associates to simple products that have stocks, will the screen show the total stocks of all associated simple products?

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If a product is configurable, Visual Merchandiser will consider the sum of all associated simple products' quantity even if a configurable product is not managing inventory.
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