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Hide categories and products from customers depending on the customer group (for Magento 1.5 and older)
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Groups Catalog

This version only supports Magento 1.5 and older
For Magento 1.6 and newer use the rewrite and more feature-rich version of this extension.

If you have any problems (column not found e.g.) please rebuild the flat product catalog under System > Cache Management first.

 

 

You can specify a default for all categories and products under System / Catalog / Customer Groups Catalog There you can also choose to disable the extension. The default after installation is no categories or products are hidden. You can override the default from the configuration in the Product Management and Category Management pages.

This extension is a lot more flexible then the <a href="../../../../extension/reviews/module/490/login-only-catalog">Netzarbeiter_LoginCatalog</a> and <a href="../../../../extension/489">Netzarbeiter_CustomerActivation</a> modules, but it is also more complex. I suggest not installing this extension together with <a href="../../../../extension/reviews/module/490/login-only-catalog">Netzarbeiter_LoginCatalog</a>, as that doesn't really make sense.

Now supports Magento 1.4 and 1.5

If you ever uninstall the extension (I don't hope so ;)) your site will be broken, because Magento doesn't support a mechanism to remove attributes with an extension, and this extension uses source models. To fix the Error, you have to execute the following SQL:

DELETE FROM `eav_attribute` where attribute_code like 'groupscatalog%';
DELETE FROM `core_resource` where code = 'groupscatalog_setup';

Don't forget to clear the cache, afterwards.

Dataflow: Check this post for information on how to get it to work (thanks to sosuke!):
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/28303/#t103506

 

TODO:
- When all products in a wishlist are hidden, show the "No items in wishlist" template instead of an empty grid.

Changelog:
0.4.7 Fix another bug introduced during the refactoring in versin 0.4.5
0.4.6 Fix bugs introduced during the previous update. Sorry!
0.4.5 Fix GroupsCatalog to work with the Magento 1.5 ImportExport module
0.4.4 Fix problem with uploaded extension archive
0.4.3 Fix another layered navigation bug in 1.5
0.4.2 Fix the isAnchor Bug - thanks to Gabriel Heter for the pointer to the patch!
0.4.1 Fix the result count in the advanced search
0.4.0 Added redirect on product hidden page (thanks to Jonathan Day for the original patch!)
0.3.9 Magento 1.4.2 compatibility release
0.3.8 Bugfix, now also filters out hidden products from bundled product options
0.3.7 Select default value in backend for products and catgories without any value for the hide_group attribute
0.3.6 Some changes to fix hiding categories in the top navigation in 1.4.1.1
0.3.5 Add attribute backend model
0.3.4 Add category attribute to attribute set and group so it is editable in category management page in Magento 1.4
0.3.3 Magento 1.4 compatibility updates
0.3.2 Make extension work with SOAP/XML-RPC API calls
0.3.1 Dutch locale (nl_NL) added, thanks to Dirk Dinnewet!
0.3.0 Make "Select All" Checkbox in Visible Products Grid usable
0.2.9 Update product attribute backend model0.2.8 Fix bugfix from release 0.2.7 *sigh* Sorry about that
0.2.7 Fix bug in customergroups source model when saving a product after adding it to a new category (Thanks to Don Gilbert!) 0.2.6 The Edit Customer Page has a new tab to enable/disable product accessibility for the customers group. Also, if enabled in the config section the db field size can be dynamically resized if required for complex permission configurations with 20+ groups. Thanks to Liana DiCicco for sponsoring the development.
0.2.5 Magento 1.3.1 compatibility issues (more to come with one of the next mage releases... had to work around awkward implementation quirks)
0.2.4 fixed layered navigation translation namespace
0.2.3 add compatibility to the flat catalog in magento 1.3
0.2.2 added French locale, thanks to vacmar!
0.2.1 try to keep compatibility with Magento 1.1.8 for a bit longer (thanks to Mark Walsham for reporting)
0.2.0 uses a better way to fix the issue fixed in 0.1.9 :)
0.1.9 fixes a bug with the global scope category names being used instead of the store view settings
0.1.8 clears the layered navigation cache for products if the groupscatalog config was changed
0.1.7 fixes the block caching of the layered navigation
0.1.6 fixes the layered navigation
0.1.5 fixed sitemap generation - now uses settings for not logged in customers.
0.1.4 fixes the advanced search bug, and features a rewrite of the filter logic (smaller code base and better compatibility with other modules)
0.1.3 fixes compatibility with Magento 1.1.7 and above
0.1.2: Fixed bug introduced with 0.1.1 (bad start here, sorry for that. Thanks to Tom Arnst for notifying me)
0.1.1: Navigation block caching fixed

If you have ideas for improvements or find bugs, please send them to vinai@netzarbeiter.com, with Netzarbeiter_GroupsCatalog as part of the subject.

Release Notes

This extension enables you to hide categories and products from customers depending on the customer group.

2011-06-29 15:27:06
  • Version number: 0.4.7beta
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5
You must be registered and logged in to get extension key.
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Magento Connect 1.0 change

This extension enables you to hide categories and products from customers
depending on the customer group.
You can specify a default for all categories and products under
System / Catalog / Customer Groups Catalog

There you can also choose to disable the extension.
The default after installation is no categories or products are hidden.
You can override the default from te configuration in the Product Management
and Category Management pages.

You can also set the products visible to a customers group on the "Visible Products" Tab
when editing customers.

If you have 20 or more groups and complex configurations, you may want to enable the
dynamic field resize feature in the config settings, so the extension can grow the field
size when needed. This feature is turned off by default as a safety precaution, because
it is changing a core magento database table.

This extension enables you to hide categories and products from customers depending on the customer group.

2011-05-26 19:23:27
  • Version number: 0.4.6beta
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5
You must be registered and logged in to get extension key.
You must choose from Magento Connect Version 1.5.1.0 or 2.0.
Learn more

Magento Connect 1.0 change

This extension enables you to hide categories and products from customers
depending on the customer group.
You can specify a default for all categories and products under
System / Catalog / Customer Groups Catalog

There you can also choose to disable the extension.
The default after installation is no categories or products are hidden.
You can override the default from te configuration in the Product Management
and Category Management pages.

You can also set the products visible to a customers group on the "Visible Products" Tab
when editing customers.

If you have 20 or more groups and complex configurations, you may want to enable the
dynamic field resize feature in the config settings, so the extension can grow the field
size when needed. This feature is turned off by default as a safety precaution, because
it is changing a core magento database table.

This extension enables you to hide categories and products from customers depending on the customer group.

2011-05-25 18:41:02
  • Version number: 0.4.5beta
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5
You must be registered and logged in to get extension key.
You must choose from Magento Connect Version 1.5.1.0 or 2.0.
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Magento Connect 1.0 change

This extension enables you to hide categories and products from customers
depending on the customer group.
You can specify a default for all categories and products under
System / Catalog / Customer Groups Catalog

There you can also choose to disable the extension.
The default after installation is no categories or products are hidden.
You can override the default from te configuration in the Product Management
and Category Management pages.

You can also set the products visible to a customers group on the "Visible Products" Tab
when editing customers.

If you have 20 or more groups and complex configurations, you may want to enable the
dynamic field resize feature in the config settings, so the extension can grow the field
size when needed. This feature is turned off by default as a safety precaution, because
it is changing a core magento database table.

This extension enables you to hide categories and products from customers depending on the customer group.

2011-05-11 15:33:05
  • Version number: 0.4.4beta
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5
You must be registered and logged in to get extension key.
You must choose from Magento Connect Version 1.5.1.0 or 2.0.
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Magento Connect 1.0 change

This extension enables you to hide categories and products from customers
depending on the customer group.
You can specify a default for all categories and products under
System / Catalog / Customer Groups Catalog

There you can also choose to disable the extension.
The default after installation is no categories or products are hidden.
You can override the default from te configuration in the Product Management
and Category Management pages.

You can also set the products visible to a customers group on the "Visible Products" Tab
when editing customers.

If you have 20 or more groups and complex configurations, you may want to enable the
dynamic field resize feature in the config settings, so the extension can grow the field
size when needed. This feature is turned off by default as a safety precaution, because
it is changing a core magento database table.

This extension enables you to hide categories and products from customers depending on the customer group.

2011-05-02 11:45:40
  • Version number: 0.4.3beta
  • Stability: Beta
  • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5
You must be registered and logged in to get extension key.
You must choose from Magento Connect Version 1.5.1.0 or 2.0.
Learn more

Magento Connect 1.0 change

This extension enables you to hide categories and products from customers
depending on the customer group.
You can specify a default for all categories and products under
System / Catalog / Customer Groups Catalog

There you can also choose to disable the extension.
The default after installation is no categories or products are hidden.
You can override the default from te configuration in the Product Management
and Category Management pages.

You can also set the products visible to a customers group on the "Visible Products" Tab
when editing customers.

If you have 20 or more groups and complex configurations, you may want to enable the
dynamic field resize feature in the config settings, so the extension can grow the field
size when needed. This feature is turned off by default as a safety precaution, because
it is changing a core magento database table.
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This plugin adds a great functionality but looks like it needs further testing and developing. My onepage checkout stopped loading with this plugin. I was using 1.5.1 version. Thanks a lot for this great plugin vinai, hope you 'll be able to get it working properly. December 22, 2011
Since updating Magento to 1.5.1 I'm unable to create or edit categories due to errors in this extension. Developer has not responded to my private messages. Use this at your peril. December 14, 2011
Could it be that there is a conflict between this extension and using grouped products? What I want to accomplish is this: 1) I hide all simple products. 2) I make Grouped products for wholesale customers, with all pack sizes 3) I make Grouped products for retail customers, with only the small packs If I change a products "visibility" to "not visible individually", these products are still visible to the frontend. If I try to hide these simple products by selecting your extension's "Hide from customer groups", they disappear from the Grouped product "associated products" list, and hence are no longer part of the grouped product. What can I do to fix this? October 20, 2011
Seems to work great with Magento 1.6. Is anyone providing ongoing support and development for it? September 14, 2011
1.4.1 - broke my front end entirely except for the navigation bar:-/ had to disable it July 21, 2011
I have no idea what is going on with my site but installation on community 1.4.2 completely blew up my navigation... I installed it and at first it showed no navigation, then it kept glitching out and not showing any navigation no matter what I did, took forever and a combination of settings to get all my navigation to come back. I don't mean to bash but this experience scared me when things went haywire, is there any support available on this? I think if it worked it would be a great product for me... June 27, 2011
Is there a way to hide only one category from a Customer group, rather than the whole category tree? Looks very nice though, and working fine in my 1.5 store. Friendly, Rui May 11, 2011
After instaling on magento 1.5.0.1 the store crashes. Constantly gets the default blue screen of Magento showing an error id. Tried to rebuild indexes as suggested, but didn't work. Almost got desperate unistalling the extension because the SQL command wasn't working. Add a note in the overview remembering users to apply the table prefix they used during the instalation. In my case it was "mg_", so the correct SQL commands were: DELETE FROM `mg_eav_attribute` where attribute_code like 'groupscatalog%'; DELETE FROM `mg_core_resource` where code = 'groupscatalog_setup'; I have great interest in the package, please let me know when it is working properlly. April 24, 2011
I installed the extensions on version 1.5. When I now navigate to a catalog-page error 500 is displayed :-( Does anybody know a solution for this problem? April 24, 2011
Great extension. Thank you. For some reason my redirect after login (back to the original page) does not work. Does anyone know how to fix that? August 13, 2010
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I have a store that sells a wide range of items to the general public. They arrive at the site, see the home page, pick a product and checkout.
Also though; I have lots of customers that have their own bespoke products. I want these customers to see only their products once they have logged in (and not the general items on sale). Will this extension provide me with that functionality?

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