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Shop By Manufacturers/Brands

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Manage featured Manufacturers, Shop by Brands, multiple views, add content, manage blocks and much more...
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Overview

Shop By Manufacturers/Brands

Front End Display

Featured Brands

Front End is ready with Featured Brands listed with in a Javascript Slider displaying the Brand Logo and Brand Name linked to the Brands Profile Page which has the info for the brands and all products for that particular brand. Featured brands are selected from the Admin.

Brands / Manufacturer

Brands Block lists brands in a Grid format displaying 4 brands in a row. By Default All brands are listed and an A to Z Alphabets are displayed for ease of use. You can Click on the letter to display all brands starting with that letter. Then Click on that Brand Logo to display all products for that Brand.

Brands Page

All Brands are listed in a dropdown alphabetical in the left Navigation. Brand Logo, Brand Info displayed on this page and can be modified according to your theme. All products associated with this Brand are listed in the default Magento grid. The Brands Page has a SEO friendly URL which is entered by the Admin.

Product Detail Page

Brand Logo is displayed on the Product Detail page. You Can theme it according to your liking. This will surely help drive the Sales. The Brand logo is is linked to the brands page if you need to see more products by this brand.

Manage Manufacturers

Manufacturers Grid

-Shows the Manufacturers Id, Logo, name, SEO identifier, number of products listed under the manufacturer, website of the manufacturer, Status and a link to Edit the manufacturer
- Change Status or delete by selecting from the gird and selecting the action
- All default functionality which comes with Magento grid, like search, filter, pagination

Export to CSV

- You can Export the Manufacturer to a CSV or XML file
- Select the type of file you would like to Save As and Click on Export

Add Manufacturers



Manufacturers Information
- Name
- SEF URL identifier
- Website of the Manufacturer
- Make the manufacturer Featured (Yes/No)
- Address of the Manufacturer
- Store Views
- Status
- About the manufacturer (WYSIWIG)
- Logo

Meta Data
- Page Title
- Meta Keywords
- Meta Description

Contact Details
- Contact Person Name
- Phone
- Fax
- Email
- Address

Attach with Products
- Search for the products that you would like to attach the Manufacturers with. Comes with the Magento type search for the Ease of use.

Import / Export

Import Manufacturers

- Import the list of manufacturers into Magento so you don't have to do any data entry

Export Manufacturers

- Export the 100s of manufacturers into a CSV file for use later on.

Import From Magento

Import Manufacturers

- Import manufacturers from attribute in Magento. This has to be predefine in Magento and set in the configurations.

Configurations:

Manufacturers List


- Define the page layout by selecting from empty to 1 column to 2 column to 3 columns by selecting them from a dropdown.
- Set the Page Title by just editing the text field e.g ‘Shop By Brands’
- Set the Main heading of the page by editing the text field
- You can set the number of Brands / Manufacturers to display per page by entering a number in the field. (Set it for 0 for no limit)
- Show manufacturers with logo or no logo. You select this option from the drop down.
- Settings for the logo where you can define the height, width, background color
- Number of characters for the short description (0 for no limit). You can limit it by entering a number e.g 255
- You can define the Meta Keywords and Meta Description for the main brands page. This will help you in Search Engine Optimization
- Sort Manufacturers by selecting from a dropdown with the options: Alphabetically or Creation Date
- Order Manufacturers By by selecting from a drop down with the options: Ascending or Decending

Product Detail Page

- Enable Product View Brand Info or keep it disabled. Just select yes or no from the drop down.
- Product Page Heading - (Text that displays on product detail page with Logo eg: (Brands, Manufacturer).
- Other Products by Brand Link - (Link to other products of the brand eg: (See other products by)
- You have the option to define the setting for the logo on the detail page where you can define the height, width, background color e.g (0,0,0) if your images are small in width or height then image should be cropped according to original size and blank space should be filled with the given color

Left Navigation Setting

- You can set the number of Manufacturers Shown in Left Nav.
- Slider type to show in the left nav. You have the option to select from (Dropdown, List)
- Option to Sort Left Manufacturers Alphabetically, or creating date
- Order Manufacturers in the left Nav. by selecting from a drop down with the options: Ascending or Descending

Featured Manufacturers Block Settings

- Set the Heading for the Featured Manufacturers Block
- Slider Width: (set width of slider according to page layout e.g(One Column=900, Two Column=610, Three Column=475)
- You have the option to define the setting for the logo on the detail page where you can define the height, width, background color e.g (0,0,0) if your images are small in width or height then image should be cropped according to original size and blank space should be filled with the given color
- Option to Sort Featured Manufacturers Alphabetically, or by Creation Date
- Order featured Manufacturers by selecting from a drop down with the options: Ascending or Descending

Import From Magento Attribute

- set the attribute code in the text field (eg: manufacturer) (Note: the import from Magento only works if Attribute is a drop-down)

Search Engine Optimization

- Set the URL suffix (eg: .html)


Support

If you have any questions feel free to contact us anytime! FME Support Helpdesk.

Release Notes

Shop by Manufacturers Extension enables you to Manage Manufacturers in Magento!

2010-07-21 10:46:23
  • Version number: 0.1.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
Supports Latest Magento Version.
Reviews

About the Developer

This extension was developed by and is supported by FMEExtensions

Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 35 reviewers.
Rated 0 out of 5 by Great extension, works as described, custom attributes can be used as a basis for your manufacturer list. Support is really helpful. I'd recommend this to anyone. October 11, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by SHOP BY MANUFACTURER I have a custom attribute called sb_brand, does this work even if i didn't used the manufacturer field? August 31, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by Excellent support, i use this extension on my website and work very fine, i recommend buy install service, all are very quick... August 7, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by Thanks for the extension and the good support ! June 29, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by Good Ext. Quick Support :) P/s: Product page should show name of manufacturer if image not exist (not images) June 22, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by After some delay (on my part) FME worked hard to get the "Shop by Brands" extension working in my highly modified Magento 1.6.2.0. The ticket system they use for support works well and they put in the extra effort to fix all my requests promptly. June 8, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by My experience of working with the FME team has been excellent. Using the ticket system for support was really efficient and the two extensions I had installed work really well and the team even helped me out with some unrelated bugs. Very impressed and very competitively priced. Thanks June 8, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by The support is abysmal. The module is full of bug.3 days to respond to each question to tell you that you changed the code of their template .... so it's not true. Le support est catastrophique. Le module est bourré de petit bug mais comme ils mettent trois jours à vous répondre à chaque et que ce n'est jamais de leur faute.... May 15, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by I have successfully installed the extension on CE1.7. Is there a column that I can add on the export_all_products.csv so that I can easily associate products with mfgs? It doesn't associate them with the regular Magento manufacturers. Otherwise a great extension! May 10, 2012
Rated 0 out of 5 by I Have installed this extension on 1.6, had some problem with my theme but the suport from FME was really great ! totally worth it ! Thank you guys ! May 9, 2012
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I try to get all brands on home page in a static block.
I add this code in app/design/frontend/default/custom_theme/template/page/2columns-right.phtml

<?php echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock('manufacturer/manufacturer')->setTemplate('manufacturer/manufacturer.phtml')->toHtml(); ?>

but getting
Fatal error: Call to a member function setTemplate() on a non-object
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  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvqa, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestions
  • loc_en_US, sid_6088, prod, sort_default
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  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvqa, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestions
  • loc_en_US, sid_6088, prod, sort_default
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