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Gala Color Swatches Free

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Free Color Swatches Magento Extension, Color Switcher
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Gala Color Swatches Free

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Gala ColorSwatches is a free magento extension that allow to display color swatches or color switchers on product details page by replacing drop-down custom options or configurable product's options.

Custom options or product attributes such as color, size, types can be displayed as thumbnail images. It works well with any type of products, simple products, configurable products, etc... Product options and thumbnails images are configured in the backend. The user interface and backend settings is designed with use friendly, standard magento UI and easy to use.

Gala Color Swatches Magento extension can be installed via Magento Connect within minutes, it does not require to hack code, or change magento core or change anything in your magento theme.

This Magento color swatches extension released for free and it's compatible with all magento version from 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2.0, 1.5.1.0 or latest 1.6.0.0. This magento extension developed by Galathemes.

Release Notes

Gala Color Swatches Magento Extension 1.0.5

2012-03-21 07:19:55
  • Version number: 1.0.5
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 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

Fixed IE bug did not show swatches

Gala Color Swatches Magento Extension

2012-02-06 05:05:30
  • Version number: 1.0.4
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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Color Swatches Magento Extensions, transform drop-down custom options to swatches, it supports all type of products such as simple product, configurable products...

Gala Color Swatches Magento Extension

2012-01-25 05:05:33
  • Version number: 1.0.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
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Color Swatches Magento Extensions, transform drop-down custom options to swatches, it supports all type of products such as simple product, configurable products...
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Gala Color Swatches Free 3.9 5 68 68
Nice extension, immediate support Extension works as described on ver 1.8.1. Support is really fast and gave me solutions within 12hours after my request. They also help me refine my css to adapt the extension. March 20, 2014
Great plugin! Fantastic support, i recommend it for your store!! March 11, 2014
Works, but needs refinement This extension does it's job without overriding existing functionality, though extensive modifications could cause it to not work properly. No notice about the copyright addition is unfortunate, but easily solved with a local.xml layout update. <default> <catalog_product_view> <reference name="before_body_end"> <action method="unsetChild"> <name>galathemes.copy</name> </action> </reference> </catalog_product_view> <default> To preserve dropdowns for options without configured swatches, some modifications are needed to the javascript in settings.phtml. Email me for details. February 11, 2014
Doesn't add the product to the cart ? Well it shows everything as described but didn't add the product to the cart, Whenever I tried adding to the cart it always shows an pop up with the error "Please specify the product's option(s)." January 24, 2014
Great extension It works as we need...its perfectly suits our requirement. This extension saved our lot of time.Great work.. January 7, 2014
Really good for free version + how to remove copyright Really simple, just what I needed. Works perfect! IMPORTANT: Saw many people complain about the copyright, and indeed this was my only negative point as well. But I found a solution... TO REMOVE COPYRIGHT: Go to: App/Design/Frontend/base/default/layout Edit the file: "em_colorswatches.xml" Find and delete the following piece of text and your done: <reference name="before_body_end"> <block type="core/text" name="galathemes.copy"> <action method="setText"><text><![CDATA[<p style="text-align:center;font-size:0.8em"><a style="color:inherit;text-decoration:none" href="http://galathemes.com/magento-extensions/color-swatches.html">Color Swatches Magento extension</a> by Galathemes <a style="color:inherit;text-decoration:none" href="http://galathemes.com/">Magento Themes</a></p>]]></text></action> </block> </reference> December 19, 2013
Fix in settings.phtml for support of configurable products If you have configurable products where some attributes decrease the price of it (instead of increase) you must replace this line in settings.phtml, inside the create_swatches function (Javascript part): // remove price if opt.getAttribute('price')) key = trim(key.replace(/[\+|\-]([^+]+)$/, '')); December 9, 2013
It works, but it needs changes in code to work on IE 9 If you want to make it work on all browsers (including IE 9) using Magento 1.7 / 1.8, open the file app/design/frontend/base/default/template/em_colorswatches/settings.phtml and replace the fireEvent function with this below: function fireEvent(element,event){ var evt = document.createEvent("HTMLEvents"); evt.initEvent(event, true, true ); // event type,bubbling,cancelable return !element.dispatchEvent(evt); } It worked for me. November 26, 2013
This extension is good This extension is good, but the images must be into /media/swatches not /media/color_swatches/ November 20, 2013
I want to have it more advanced... It's a good extension but I sell cosmetics with various colors and I love to have a notice option that there are more colors available before you click on a product. There has to be a text underneath the product with more colors available notice. Or more colors available color swatch images of 15x15 pixels underneath the product image before you click on the product. The copyright text on the product info page is indeed not professional for a real web store. I would like to have it removed if it's allowed. November 19, 2013
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Hello !

i have installed Gala Color Swatches every thing working perfectly but when i add an custom optoin to a prodcut not and add "Color : Walnut = color-walnut.png"
in configuration > General > Gala ColorSwatches Settings not showing images its just showing drop down
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Answer: 
Junaidali,

I have run into this before, for me the solution was to make sure to select the right store. On the upper left of the configuration page under:

"Current Configuration Scope"

Be sure that the correct store is selected, in my case I just have:

"Default Store View"

If you have more than one store etc, you'll have to make sure that you set the colors(or whatever value you are setting) for each store.

I hope this helps.
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Answer: 
Add the images into /media/swatches not /media/color_swatches/
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He provado de instalar Gala Color Swatches Free con la versión 1.7.0.2 y no me sale en el administrador de magento tras salir y volver a entrar.
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Can the product image change based on a combination of attributes?

eg:

color:red&style:short = color-red-style-short.jpg
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Images not Showing

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Its working perfect. But the color and size images are not displaying in my website. Its just showing names only.

Any one please help me to get the image.
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Installation error

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Fatal error: Class 'EM_Colorswatches_Helper_Data' not found in /home/WEBSITENAME/public_html/app/Mage.php on line 546

I am getting this error when I install. Any thoughts?
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Can some one let me know the how i can customize this extension for CE1.8
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PRODUCT IMAGES CHANGE

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when people click on a different color swatch, does the main product image change?
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Does it work for 8.1?

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Hi

I am trying to use this but Custom Options slide down doesn't appear in Configuration screen. Does it work for 8.1?

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We can't see what swatch is selected is there a solution for this ? or can we solve this with a css adjustment ?
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