Simple Configurable Products
Works well, but need to replace a file. takes 2 minuets to fix
It's a cool app that saved me a headache and a lot of money.
It does mess up the price indexer but all you need to do is to swap the file on ..app/code/community/OrganicInternet/SimpleConfigurableProducts/Catalog/Model/Resource/Eav/Mysql4/Product/Indexer/Price/Configurable.php
with this one
April 23, 2013
Getting index working on CE v188.8.131.52 with Wishlists
Further to my earlier review. I'd like to reduce my rating slightly due to the problem highlighted by the earlier reviewer about Wishlists. As described in their review - they don't seem to work properly at all with this extension.
The only way we were able to get this extension working correctly with Wishlists was to write our own small extension to Magento to override some of the Wishlist and Cart functions.
Now when we submit configurable products to the Wishlist then add them to cart from here, they enter the Cart correctly as simple products. When editing the Cart items the user now gets passed back to the configurable product view rather than the simple product so all is good.
We had to override a couple of functions in each of the Mage_Sales_Model_Quote and Mage_Checkout_CartController classes in our extension to achieve this.
April 12, 2013
works 7.0.2 but make sure patch
seems to work fine for me running fresh install 7.0.2 with default theme at moment,
I did have the problem with the indexing as with comments below, also it seemed price would reset and show special price 0.00
so i followed fixes here
and now all seems work fine.
thankgod for open source community!..
April 2, 2013
So many problems
Having so many issues with this extension, but unfortunately it's the only one that actually changes the product images in dropdown on configurable page. The paid extension we tried out (Amasty) did not work at all and they provided no support, so at least this one is free, albeit with problems...
However, I'm having the same problem as the previous poster: our product prices are not reindexing now. I really wish they would post the solution to this... I cannot find how to fix this anywhere.
Other issues with this extension are that add to wishlist isn't correct, it allows customers to add the item from wishlist to cart without forcing product option. Thus the product will automatically default in cart to the cheapest option, and permit customers to purchase, which is obviously very bad. Example: I sell 3 simple products under the configurable for $10, $50 and $100, and even if the $100 one is the one in the wishlist, it is always added to cart as the $10 product even though all other product attributes are displaying correct otherwise for SKU, attributes and price of the most expensive item (originally in wishlist).
Also the dropdown in cart does not work to change product options. Similarly, clicking "edit" on the simple product in cart brings it back to the simple product page, not the configurable. What is the point?
I'm so aggravated with this extension and support appears to be nonexistant (I guess this is to be expected with a free extension, but even on Github support is somewhere out in space). It changes images, price, descriptions, etc. of products dynamically which is what we need... but it breaks so many other functions.
March 28, 2013
Getting index working on CE v184.108.40.206
Product does exactly what we need, however the re-indexer process fails for Product Prices after installing this extension in CE v220.127.116.11.
Run the indexer from the command line to reveal SQL errors.
You'll need to edit the following file to fix these and get the indexer working:
March 27, 2013
Cannot initialize the indexer process
same bug here "product price re-indexing might not work ("Cannot initialize the indexer process")"
February 23, 2013
Conflict with B2B Professional Plugin
installed in 18.104.22.168. Also installed Sitewards b2b extension. These have a conflict. Price isn't updated anymore in detail page.
February 21, 2013
configurable products custom options doesn't updates product price and doesn't affect in shopping cart.
February 11, 2013
Works Fine in 22.214.171.124 ..!!!!
but having one issue.. edit link for configurable product does not works on cart page..!!!!!
January 30, 2013
Be aware of the following issues (Magento Community 126.96.36.199):
1. product price re-indexing might not work ("Cannot initialize the indexer process")
2. Configurable products might not show up on the front end as their inventory defaults to zero (despite the fact that they are set to "in stock", "enable", and their associated products have inventory)
my solution: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14551630/configurable-products-are-not-showing-up-in-the-front-end-catalog-and-search-pa
January 27, 2013