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Overview

VIAN Pictograms

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A picture is worth a thousand words

This old statement explains perfectly the goal for this extension. A pictogram can be defined as a “self explanatory enough” icon, when you see it you should know its meaning instantly

Install this extension totally FREE to strongly beautify your catalog and improve user experience. Well chosen icons will help customers to identify products kindly faster, increasing your sales ratings

List of features
  • Admin have full control over Pictograms: you can add, edit or delete items
  • Pictograms can be easily reordered at any time
  • Pictograms can have up to 2 associated images: standard images are used for product view pages, while small images are used for product listing pages (optional)
  • The extension’s functionality code is 100% Open Source
  • Requirements
    /media folder should have write permissions

    First steps after installing
    After installing the package you will find a new tab under Catalog menu at Backoffice, you can manage there the pictograms
    A new tab is created also for each Product, you can assign there the pictograms for the product
    At System > Configuration you will see the tab VIAN > Pictograms, where you can choose to display or not the pictograms block at catalog product listing pages

    Known issues
    If you have an "ERROR: unable to unpack" MagentoConnect error you might apply this patch to downloader/pearlib/php/Archive/Tar.php file
    Release Notes

    Bug fixes

    2012-07-23 11:21:29
    • Version number: 2.1.5
    • Stability: Stable
    • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7
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    Magento Connect 1.0 change

    Bug fixes

    PHP Max version fix

    2012-02-29 13:24:55
    • Version number: 2.1.4
    • Stability: Stable
    • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0
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    Magento Connect 1.0 change

    PHP Max version fix

    Added Uninstall support

    2012-02-06 01:05:19
    • Version number: 2.1.3
    • Stability: Stable
    • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1
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    Magento Connect 1.0 change

    Added Uninstall support, button is placed under System > Config > VIAN tab. Cache should be disabled before performing uninstall procedure

    Stable

    2012-01-24 17:06:29
    • Version number: 2.1.2
    • Stability: Stable
    • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1
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    Fixed a minor bug occured while packaging previous version

    Stable

    2011-12-28 16:41:44
    • Version number: 2.1.1
    • Stability: Stable
    • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1
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    About the Developer

    This extension was developed by and is supported by VIANsolutions

    VIAN Pictograms 3.4 5 24 24
    Life Saver Plugin I love this plugin. I had no trouble with install and was able to make my own images to help define the type of fabric we use, such as breathable, windproof and so on. This does the trick. Thank you so much for making it free! June 24, 2014
    Not working in 1.8.1 gutted it not working with 1.8.1. with hellowired never mind :( had to uninstall May 3, 2014
    Fantastic - Thank You I love this extension. I was able to describe products with symbols (waterproof, breathable and so forth). The only thing I wish it would do is a tooltip. It allows you to put a description in the entry but it doesn't show up on the frontend. That would make it handy for users to decipher a symbol. April 14, 2014
    very good!!! Very good extension, delivers what it promises. Congratulations to the developers by providing a useful extension for free. You could in a next version to add some more features, these are my suggestions: 1) provide control over the size of the displayed images; 2) Provide HTML editor for the short description; 3) Provide links to pictures, (it would be very useful because we could send to a page of related research pictogram) Thank you! February 4, 2014
    I have probmlem making this work After installation i have the "There has been an error processing your request" page but no errors in log file. ............................................. There has been an error processing your request Exception printing is disabled by default for security reasons. Error log record number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ....................................................... I am using the hellowired theme, if that helps I had to uninstall the Vian pictograms from the secure uninstall end everything works now Any thoughts ? January 4, 2014
    Bugs If you used this extension prices of grouped products won't beshowing in grid/list view. If you disabled this extension (for example just for testing), you couldn't find any products in your shop but there are numbers of products in category tree. Otherwise it's a good attempt. September 13, 2013
    oes exactly what it says Support was there when I needed it. It loads and works like a charm and does exactly what it says it does. June 13, 2013
    Pictorgram do not disappear anymore No answers here from VIAN :( I disables alle cache, deleted var/cache disabled pictograms BUT they are still there. Impossible to get them away again. I do not want to risk a complete uninstall and end up with a broken admin like others here. I wanted to change to smaller pictures but this also does not work. It always scales the pictograms to the size the first pictogram has. May 9, 2013
    not work in custom theme not work in custom theme, can u tell me what can i do to make it work with custom theme April 5, 2013
    Working well at 1.7.0.2!! Very usefull! But, how can i change the position of pictogram in the product page?? Thx a lot January 20, 2013
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    Icons in list.phtml

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    How can we place this icons in our custom list.phtml.
    Only placing this code is nog enough;
    <?php echo $this->getChildHtml('pictograms_product_view'); ?>
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    Answer: 
    Thanks Raoul!
    This works, great support and love the extensions.
    Respect from me.
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    Answer: 
    Hi Armand,

    The solution you are posting is valid (with some other changes in the catalog XML layout file) for the Product View page, but not for the Product List page

    You should place the following code
    <?php echo Mage::helper('pictograms')->getPictogramsHTML($_product); ?>
    anywhere you want to print the pictograms, inside the <li class="item ... </li> HTML code
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    Alt tag and tooltip

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    Hi, there is no information associated with the alt tag, therefore no tooltip. How can I remedy this? Or is there a way? I would love it to pick up the description I added in the admin area.
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    Hi Tucker2014,
    By default, the Pictograms short_description attribute should be printed as the alt & title HTML tags in Pictograms images at product view page
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    Answer: 
    I found the answer. I had a hard time with the file structure and knowing what new files were added when using magento connect. So after looking at some of the answers above, I found out that you need to go to

    ..design/frontend/default/default/template/pictograms/catalog/product/view/pictograms.phtml"

    and add my class there.

    If anyone else would like to do this, my code looks like this:

    Product Page:

    <span><a title="<?php echo $data['alt']; ?>" class="tooltip"><img src="<?php echo $data['url']; ?>" title="<?php echo $data['alt']; ?>" alt="<?php echo $data['alt']; ?>" /></a></span>

    And actual list is here: ..app/code/local/VIAN/Pictograms/helper/data.php

    My Css looks like this:
    .tooltip{
    display: inline;
    position: relative;
    }
    .tooltip:hover:after{
    background: #333;
    background: rgba(0,0,0,.8);
    border-radius: 5px;
    bottom: 26px;
    color: #fff;
    content: attr(title);
    left: 20%;
    padding: 5px 15px;
    position: absolute;
    z-index: 98;
    width: 220px;
    }

    .tooltip:hover:before{
    border: solid;
    border-color: #333 transparent;
    border-width: 6px 6px 0 6px;
    bottom: 20px;
    content: "";
    left: 50%;
    position: absolute;
    z-index: 99;
    }

    Hope this helps
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    Hello, after uninstalling the extension I get an error when I try to edit my product
    "pictograms/product_attribute_source_unit" has not been found for the attribute "pictograms"

    I would like to know how to resolve this error can retrieve access to my products ?
    Thanks
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    Hi,
    Instead of using MagentoConnect Uninstall method (which won't delete the 'pictograms' attribute, causing the error you're reporting), please use our Secure Uninstall button at System > Configuration
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    Answer: 
    As every theme is different there is not one concrete answer to this question... The pictograms takes the unused "other" layout child at default theme to be printed in catalog/product/view template. For instance, if your theme uses or removes this child then pictograms won't be printed

    A workaround to this could be the following...
    Locate your catalog.xml custom theme layout file & find the following code...

    <block type="catalog/product_view" name="product.info" template="catalog/product/view.phtml">
    ...
    </block>

    Then add the pictograms block wherever you want inside that tags with the following code

    <block type="pictograms/pictograms" as="pictograms_product_view" template="pictograms/catalog/product/view/pictograms.phtml" />

    After that, locate your catalog/product/view.phtml custom theme template file, and print the pictograms wherever you want with the following code

    <?php echo $this->getChildHtml('pictograms_product_view'); ?>

    Hope this helps
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    hello
    that extension is a nice idea. I have two issues though:
    1. The thumbnails have to be uploaded? No autothumb (small image as you call it)? Images folder is writable.

    2. Can I change the size of the appearance of the small image or larger image? They look so small to my website
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    Answer: 
    Hi there,
    The module supports 2 different images for pictograms. That's because some people could want to have different images for each case. However, if you want you can upload the same image, as image & thumbnail (small image). It'll be automatically resized as thumbnail in the product list pages

    If you want to adjust the image sizes you can edit manually the module related CSS file. You'll find it at <your Magento folder>skin/frontend/default/default/pictograms/css/skin.css

    Regards
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    Mozilla issue

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    Hi. Mozilla only shows me 1 pictogram thumb where I have placed 2 pictograms. On Chrome I see both thumbs. When clicking the item both mozilla and chrome show the correct pictograms (2) . Email me if you need a link to see for yourself
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    Hi there,
    This browser specific issue should require a specific solution. Feel free to mail us providing the URL of your site, so we can check it
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    Multilingual

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    How to create "Short Description" translatable??
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    Answer: 
    Hi,
    You can modify the template where the description is printed: app/design/frontend/default/default/template/pictograms/catalog/product/view/pictograms.phtml

    Change echo $data['alt'] to echo $this->__($data['alt'])

    And then create your translations in Magento .csv locale files
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    Copy/paste from Reviews:

    After installation i have the "There has been an error processing your request" page but no errors in log file.
    .............................................
    There has been an error processing your request
    Exception printing is disabled by default for security reasons.
    Error log record number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    .......................................................
    I am using the hellowired theme, if that helps
    I had to uninstall the Vian pictograms from the secure uninstall end everything works now
    Any thoughts ?
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    Answer: 
    Hi there,
    We need to see the concrete error in order to help you

    Error log record number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx refers to a file stored with that name in (if configuration has not been changed) <magento>/var/report folder. If you open the file you will see the error details

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    A workaround for this issue:
    * Disable the "Frontend: Display in Grid/List" option, at Backoffice
    * Read & follow the solution posted to "Icons in list.phtml"
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