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Shop By Brands

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Enable your customers to shop by brands/manufacturers and shop by multiple attributes at the same time!
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Overview

Shop By Brands

Shop by Brand extension for Magento enables you to create separate pages for brands presented in your store and link to them from product pages, thus making it easier for your customers to browse and shop by specific brands (manufacturers, artists, authors, etc.). The extension can be applied to any number of single-select attributes simultaneously, so your customers can shop by multiple attributes.


CE-compatible version: http://www.aitoc.com/en/magentomods_shop_by_brands.html

EE-compatible version: http://www.aitoc.com/en/magentomods_shop_by_brands_ee.html

Navigation Features:

  • Can be applied to any number of single-select attributes simultaneously;
  • Allows shoppers to filter products by brand, with a categories sidebar shown on the page as well;
  • Allows for displaying brands only from the current category in the sidebar block;
  • Allows for using Magento layered navigation and/or AITOC's Layered Navigation Pro on brand pages;
  • Has an option of displaying categories as a tree on brand pages;
  • Creates a new block with links to the most popular or featured brands;
  • Adds a new menu item listing all Brands in alphabetical order;  
  • Allows for displaying Brand /Manufacturer pages on the Sitemap;
  • Has an option of listing only the brands that are currently in stock.

Brand Display Features:

  • Places small brand logos for brands sidebar block and/or on all brand pages;
  • Specifies the number of products listed under each brand in the Brands List;
  • Allows creating editable brand information pages with customizable layouts;
  • Allows to insert a brand block or brand logo on a product page and links from product pages to associated brand pages;
  • Allows for setting the sort order for products on the brand page.

Admin/Settings Features:

  • Automatically fills out the list of Brands, you don’t have to do it manually;
  • Allows for using WYSIWYG for brand description on brand edit page;
  • Allows custom settings per store view;
  • Allows for creating different lists of Brands for each store view and/or website.

SEO features:

  • Allows for optimizing brand pages for search engines by specifying custom meta-tags and SEO-friendly URLs;
  • Allows for using canonical link meta tags for categories;
  • Allows for customizing the brand page URL by removing the .html and adding a mask around the brand name.

The extension comes with User Manual and Installation Guide and is Open Source. To get a better idea of how the extension works and to see its real-life implementation, please take a look at this short video.

CE-compatible version: http://www.aitoc.com/en/magentomods_shop_by_brands.html

EE-compatible version: http://www.aitoc.com/en/magentomods_shop_by_brands_ee.html

Live Demo:
Front-end: http://shop-by-brands.demo.aitoc.com
Back-end: http://shop-by-brands.demo.aitoc.com/admin
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Please note that the extension is already enabled, there's no need to Manage Aitoc Modules in the back-end of the demo.
To view all brands page go to http://shop-by-brands.demo.aitoc.com/brands/

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  • Solutions to optimize your store’s speed, navigation, checkout, user experience, admin routine, marketing efforts;
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  • 30-days moneyback;
  • 3-9 months updates;
  • Regular updates and bugfixes;
  • Timely compatibility releases.

 

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  • At least 30 minutes of support time for ANY Magento problem with each module;
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Release Notes

Changelog

2014-09-22 11:26:45
  • Version number: 3.3.11
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9

September 15, 2014 (ver. 3.3.11)
* Fixed the issue with the front controller reached 100 router match iterations upon changing store view on 404 page.

August 22, 2014 (ver. 3.3.10) (for Magento 1.4.1+)
* Compatibility fix with Ultimo theme.

August 8, 2014 (ver. 3.3.9) (for Magento 1.4.1+)
* Fixed the issue with applying Number of Columns setting to attribute values starting with the same letter.

July 31, 2014 (ver. 3.3.8) (for Magento 1.4.1+)
* Compatibility fix with Layered Navigation Pro 2.5.6+

July 11, 2014 (ver. 3.3.7)
* Design compatibility fixes with Magento CE 1.9 responsive theme.

July 1, 2014 (ver. 3.3.6)
* Design compatibility fixes with Magento CE 1.9 responsive theme.

June 13, 2014 (ver. 3.3.5) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Compatibility fix with Layered Navigation Pro 2.5.3+

June 6, 2014 (ver. 3.3.4)
+ The extension is compatible with Magento 1.9.0.1

May 27, 2014 (ver. 3.3.3)
+ For more flexibility AITOC Rewrite system is now disabled by default but can be enabled fully or partially.

February 28, 2013 (ver. 3.3.2) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed the issue when saving attribute with lots of options;
* Fixed the issue with sort order of associated products.

December 17, 2013 (ver. 3.3.1) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed the issue with switching store-views on brands pages when they have different url-key on each store-view;

December 13, 2013 (ver. 3.3.0)
+ The extension is compatible with Magento 1.8.1.0

November 21, 2013 (ver. 3.3.0) (for Magento 1.4+)
* URL pattern issue is fixed;
* Compatibility fixes with AITOC Layered Navigation Pro ver. 2.5.0+;

October 16, 2013 (ver. 3.2.0) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Code refactoring, increased the speed of extension;

September 26, 2013 (ver. 3.1.15) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed the issue with brands pages fill-out. Fill-out speed increased;
* Fixed the issue all brands page;

September 26, 2013 (ver. 3.1.14)
+ The extension is compatible with Magento 1.8.0.0

September 25, 2013 (ver. 3.1.14) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed compatibility issue with AITOC Layered Navigation Pro extension and AITOC Module Manager 3.0+

September 12, 2013 (ver. 3.1.13) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Improved the functionality that counts brands (attributes) and their products to speed up brand page load;

May 8, 2013 (ver. 3.1.12) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed the issue with displaying products on category page when extension is enabled;

March 13, 2013 (ver. 3.1.11) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed the issue when attribute & attribute value have different url-keys for different store-views;

January 30, 2013 (ver. 3.1.10) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Compatibility issue fix with some 3-rd party extensions;

January 16, 2013 (ver. 3.1.9) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed the issue with "Show Categories As Tree" when using layered navigation is not enabled;

November 26, 2012 (ver. 3.1.8) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed the issue with navigation category when layered navigation is enabled;

Novemer 23, 2012 (ver. 2.5.16) (for Magento 1.3 only)
* Issue with compiler is fixed;

October 3, 2012 (ver. 3.1.7) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed the compatibility issue with Custom Options for Grouped Products extension;

September 5, 2012 (ver. 3.1.6) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed the issue with assigning products to a brand;
* Fixed the translations files;

August 22, 2012 (ver. 3.1.5) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed the issue with wrong product number in price filter when using layered navigation on brand(attribute) page is enabled;
* Fixed the issue with displaying the list of brands in navigation menu;

July 20, 2012 (ver. 3.1.4) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed the issue with creating new attribute when Shop By Brands extension is enabled;
* Fixed the issue with displaying the list of brands in navigation menu on 1.4.0.1;

July 9, 2012 (ver. 3.1.3)
+ The extension is compatible with Magento 1.7.0.2

June 29, 2012 (ver. 3.1.3) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed the issue when Flat Catalog is enabled;

June 26, 2012 (ver. 3.1.2)
+ The extension is compatible with Magento 1.7.0.1

May 29, 2012 (ver. 3.1.2) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Compatibility fix with AITOC Layered Navigation Pro;
* Fixed the issue with displaying the list of brands in navigation menu on some Magento versions;

May 3, 2012 (ver. 3.1.1)
+ The extension is compatible with Magento 1.7.0.0

April 2, 2012 (ver. 3.1.0) (for Magento 1.4+)
+ Now the list of brands (attribute values) can be set to display as a menu item;

March 14, 2012 (ver. 3.0.12) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed the bug with magento layered navigation on brand(attribute) page;

March 13, 2012 (ver. 3.0.11) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Compatibility fix with AITOC Layered Navigation Pro;

March 06, 2012 (ver. 3.0.10) (for Magento 1.4+)
+ Allows enabling/disabling Product List caching on brand (attribute) page;

February 10, 2012 (ver. 3.0.9) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed duplication of products on brand(attribute) page, after changing pager values;
* Fixed SQL error, when magento tables have a prefix;

February 08, 2012 (ver. 3.0.8) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed the crash when cron job is running;

January 27, 2012 (ver. 3.0.7) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed incorrect quantity displaying on the attributes page;
* Fixed incorrect displaying attributes in "Shop By" block after refresh;

January 19, 2012 (ver. 3.0.6)
+ The extension is compatible with Magento 1.6.2.0

January 17, 2012 (ver. 3.0.5) (for Magento 1.4+)
+ Allows for adding meta title, keywords and description to the main brands (attribute) page;
* Fixed the bug with products caching on a brand page;

January 05, 2012 (ver. 3.0.4) (for Magento 1.4+)
+ Now the categories block and product block on the brand page is cached. The cache is refreshed along with magento HTML output cache;
* Fixed the shorten tags in templates;

December 27, 2011 (ver. 3.0.2) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed Advanced Language Pack for Italian and Spanish;

December 13, 2011 (ver. 3.0.1) (for Magento 1.4+)
* Fixed the crash when admin panel URL is different from default ;
* Fixed the bug with attributes display in store switcher;

December 6, 2011 (ver. 3.0.0) (for Magento 1.4+)
+ Can be applied to any number of single-select attributes simultaneously;
+ Enables your customers to shop by multiple attributes;
+ Allows for using canonical link meta tags for categories;

October 20, 2011 (ver. 2.5.13)
+ The extension is compatible with Magento 1.6.1.0

October 19, 2011 (ver. 2.5.13)
* Fixed the issue with default products sorting on a brand page;

October 13, 2011 (ver. 2.5.12)
* Fixed the design issue in magento modern theme;
* Fixed the issue with images displaying in brand description;

September 27, 2011 (ver. 2.5.10)
* Fixed the issue with sorting on the brand page;

September 20, 2011 (ver. 2.5.9)
* Fixed the issue when using sort by category on brand page;

August 18, 2011 (ver. 2.5.7)
+ The extension is compatible with Magento 1.6.0.0

July 25, 2011 (ver. 2.5.7)
* Compatibility fix with Layered Navigation Pro;

July 21, 2011 (ver. 2.5.6)
* Compatibility fix with Multi-Location Inventory;

June 27, 2011 (ver. 2.5.5)
* Translations fixes;

June 22, 2011 (ver. 2.5.4)
+ Advanced Language Pack for the extension added:
- German
- French
- Spanish
- Italian
- Dutch
All extension interfaces are translated into these languages;

June 16, 2011 (ver. 2.5.3 (for magento 1.3.x only))
* Fixed the bug when flat catalog is enabled;

June 9, 2011 (ver. 2.5.2)
* Fixed the bug on brand page if LayeredNavPro not installed;
* Fixed the bug with Layered navigation display on brand page, if brand attribute is other than manufacturer;

May 30, 2011 (ver. 2.5.1)
* Fixed the bug with pages displaying in sitemap;

May 19, 2011 (ver. 2.5.0)
+ Allows for using Magento layered navigation and/or AITOC's Layered Navigation Pro on brands pages;

May 11, 2011 (ver. 2.4.7)
* Fixed error if template layout is missing breadcrumbs block;

April 28, 2011 (ver. 2.4.6)
+ The extension is compatible with Magento 1.5.1.0

April 18, 2011 (ver. 2.4.6)
* Fixed product sorting within a brand if flat product is enabled;
* Fixed non-existing default scope 'aitmanufacturers_sort' attribute values;

February 22, 2011 (ver. 2.4.5)
* Fixed updated issue from ver. 2.3.2 to 2.4.x

February 16, 2011 (ver. 2.4.4)
+ The extension is compatible with Magento 1.5.0.x
* Fixed the brand icon displaying on brand page;

January 27, 2011 (ver. 2.4.3)
+ Allows for keeping the admin specified brand image file name;

January 18, 2011 (ver. 2.4.2)
* Fixed the translation of "Position" item in Sort By dropdown menu;

January 11, 2011 (ver. 2.4.1)
+ Allows for using WYSIWYG for brand description on brand edit page (for Magento 1.4.x versions only);
+ Allows for setting the sort order for products on the brand page;
+ Places small brand logos for brands sidebar block;
+ Places small brand logos on all brands page;

Fast creation and management of detailed manufacturer profiles. Instant access to vendor-specific products and services. Quick and intuitive navigation through the product catalog.

2009-05-18 17:47:26
  • Version number: 2.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.9.0.0, 1.9.1.0, 1.9.2.0, 1.10, 1.11
Aitoc Shop by Brand Extension enables you to create separate pages for brands presented in your store, link to them from products’ pages and allow your customers to browse and shop by brands. Also, instead of brands you can use any category relevant to your store, such as manufacturers, artists, authors, etc. This solution has a long and successful history at many leading online stores, and now it’s available for Magento.

List of features:
* Creates a new block with links to the most popular brands.
* Enables you to optimize brands' pages for search engines by specifying custom meta-tags and SEO-friendly URLs
* Allows for editable brand information pages with customizable page layout.
* Allows filtering all products by brand, with categories sidebar on the page
* Creates a link from product's page to the brand page
* 100% open source
* Comes with User Manual and Installation Guide
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Shop By Brands 3.5 5 21 21
Not working on custom themes! My experience with this product and producer was very disappointing and unprofessional. I bought this extension one week ago with the one hour support, which was meant to "include" the installation time and that I could have some more support. After I bought the extension for 144$ it came out that the hour of support was completely used by the producer to install the extension on my site, not leaving any time for extra support. Altought they didn’t report me any problems, however, it was a very bad surprise when I discovered by myself that the extension installed by theme was completely not compatible with my Magento Theme. Because of this fact I could not use the extension at all. So I contacted them, asking if there was something possible to do to solve the problem, and, in return they proposed me to buy some more support time for them to fix it. Furthermore, the extensions don’t allow to assign more manufacturers to a product. I didn’t know I can’t claim it was their fault. However, in order to make this possible they first proposed an extra work for about 24hours support (around 1500$), asking me "only" 9 hours of support for $530. Since I refused, they proposed me 6 hours for $470. At this point, I finally refused, saying to them that they could uninstall their extensión. I also asked to be refunded, but they just refunded me 60$ of the 144$ which I paid. So, at the end of all the story, I've lost 80$ for a completely useless extension and I even had to face the unpolite and provokative answers of the producer. December 23, 2014
Excellent product Excellent module, do the job right. Fast and efficient support! Highly recommended November 25, 2014
Great extension Works exactly as described. Easy to implement and to configure. July 17, 2014
Useful extension Just what we needed now customers can shop by brand name on our site too. |We have had a few issues with the brands button not showing in the navigation bar but the support is sorting this with an hour of support time paid for. This was due to our theme having a unique and complicated navigation layout. July 11, 2014
Highly recommended The extension works great for my store. My customers can now easily browse product by brands. This helped to increase my sales. Support was very helpful and fast. May 8, 2014
Great feature! I was looking for a solution to sort by brand like Zappos.com, as I'm a drop shipper, and this worked out perfectly. In addition to the standard features, I customized my product page to display the brand description, brand name, and also related product by brand using a related extension. I love this extension :) Great installation support and updates as well! January 10, 2014
Works great! This exension works as supposed. No bugs nor difficulties setting it up. The license could have unlimited products attached to the license. Can be expensive if you have a lot of products in your shop. December 11, 2013
great extension Great extension, easily to use and fast customer response. September 23, 2013
Makes Serious Troubles with the License This extension has an extremely serious trouble with the licensing... for more than 1 time we changed things that are not related to this extension BUT the whole site required to be reverted to the recent backup due to a fatal error made by this extension... SERIOUS TROUBLE.... DON'T RECOMMEND AT ALL April 25, 2013
Bug In This Module the session dosen't work on the page of the brand, even in store demo. I bought this module and reported the problem however the problem was not corrected and did not give me support. March 27, 2013
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If I have an existing store with categories and products, is it possible, using this module, to refine products by brand, based on their existing categories? E.g. if my existing category tree contains the category Electronics, with two sub categories Televisions and Computers, is it possible to show all products with the brand 'Sony' in 'Televisions' ? or all 'Sony' Computers?
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Hello,

Thank you for your interest in our extensions.
Looks like the scenario you described can be achieved using the magento means. You just need to have Layered Navigation enabled on category pages. In this case you will have an extra navigation that allows to narrow down the category by several parameters like price, manufacturer (brand) and etc.
With our Shop be Brands extension you can have brands pages that include all products from all categories for one brand on the one page. At the same time the extension allows using magento Layered Navigation on brand page (and even our Layered Navigation Pro extension) so you can narrow down the brand products by categories, price, color and etc. E.g. you can browse all Sony products and then, if you want to browse computers only you choose "computers" in navigation on Sony page and you get Sony computers only.
You may submit support ticket at our site in case in case you have any further questions or would like to get more details and demo links.
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Hello Support

getting below error on attribute save page:

"Too many input values. Please decrease number of options to save or increase max_input_vars php setting"

Please reply ASAP

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This is not a place to address requests especially when you need an answer ASAP.
For any support questions please submit support tickets at our site directly.
In this case you just need to increase php variable and make sure your changes are applied.
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