Visual Merchandiser

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Create and organise categories quickly and easily with Visual Merchandiser, using a simple drag-and-drop UI.
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Visual Merchandiser

• No more laborious category management!

• No more adjusting products’ category positions manually by number!

• With Visual Merchandiser, products can be re-organised in seconds – visually.

• You see the products in place, with images, just like the customer sees them.

New for version 2.2.9:
• Categories can now have smart rules AND be controlled by drag-and-drop.
• Ability to force a category to only include products matched by smart rules.
• Can now change website scope in drag-and-drop window to view categories per-website.
• Hero products that are fixed to a category.
• Improved compatibility with layered navigation extensions, Enterprise Edition SOLR.
• Improved performance - now it scales as big as Magento does


Tutorial: Drag-and-drop - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQCXuNdT1qE
Tutorial: Smart Category rules - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynTEVZ33d58
Tutorial: Assigning many products to categories - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19caBftE6UM


  • Drag-and-drop user interface
  • Merchandise an entire category in a single window
  • Integrated product search to help you find products to include in your category
  • Customisable product meta data display – showing stock, price and other attributes
  • Instantly see stock availability as you merchandise
  • Easily assign hundreds of products to a category in one action. Remove them just as easily
  • New for version 2: Smart Categories allow you to create a rule for a category which allows products to automatically appear in it.
  • Easy to install


"The Visual Merchandiser extension from On Tap is a dream to work with and saves so much time in comparison to the native Magento functionality." - Alex, Yoma - Magento Silver Partner.

"On Tap Visual Merchandiser Extension saves a us an amazing amount of time. It makes merchandising easy and really fast. I wrote up specs on what I wanted out of a merchandiser and before putting out the RFP I decided to look one more time for an existing module. Fortunately this time I found the On Tap Visual Merchandiser Extension! Exactly what I needed." - Eric, Jigsaw London.

"It's the easiest way of ordering products that I've encountered" - Dan, Growell.

"Easy to use, quick saving times, move to top function very useful" - Ewan, Lola Rose.

"Saves time, very easy to use and learn. visual layout rather than text heavy. Easy to see stock, layout etc on back end. You can re-arrange the order and look of your products very simply." - Benna, benna.co.uk.

More information

You can get more information from www.ontapgroup.com/merchandiser
M1 Extension Versions


2015-11-04 18:34:02
  • Version number: 2.2.9
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2
Fix: Support for _isAllowed changes introduced by Magento patch SUPEE-6285.
Fix: Product positions in categories with smart rules are no longer lost upon save or cron.
Fix: Support for changes introduced with SUPEE-6788.
Fix: Potential XSS problem with SKUs.
Fix: Down-arrow icon and attribute labels are now correctly added when moving a search product into main window
Improvement: Performance optimisation.
Change: Adds column count restriction to drag-and-drop window


2015-04-09 19:10:44
  • Version number: 2.2.7
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14
Fix: Situation were smart category rules would cause products to temporarily clear from a category based upon a cron event.
Fix: Visual glitch when products added to category from search results.
Fix: Mass Product Assignment now does not disappear automatically when the assign/remove action has finished.
Fix: Mass Product Assignment dialog box now formatted better for smaller displays.
Fix: Mass Product Assignment now properly handles SKUs containing spaces.
Fix: Properly saves category settings when 'Rebuild on category save' is set to 'No'.
Fix: Now properly handles situations where category product positions are set to >=9999.
Fix: Automatic sorts now work properly.
Fix: Accidentally adding two hero products with the same SKU no longer results in an error.
Fix: Various internally used product attributes are now excluded from smart category rules because they had no practical use.
Fix: Entering a non-existent category ID in the 'Clone Category ID(s)' field no longer results in an error.
Feature: You can now search by SKU within the drag-and-drop window.
Feature: When selecting a different storefront from the drag-and-drop window, the selection is now persistent so that future operations default to the same storefront.
Fix: The Mass Product Assignment feature now adds products to the category so that they appear in the same order as your list of SKUs.
Fix: Translation changes.
Improvement: Code refactoring throughout.
Change: Change of code pool from app/code/local to app/code/community. When upgrading to this version, please remember to remove the old version from the 'local' folder.


2014-08-19 17:11:25
  • Version number: 2.2.4
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14
Feature: Categories can now have smart rules AND be controlled by drag-and-drop.
Feature: Ability to force a category to only include products matched by smart rules.
Feature: Categories can now have automatic sorts applied to them.
Feature: Can now change website scope in drag-and-drop window to view categories per-website.
Feature: You can now download a list of SKUs currently assigned to a category.

Fix: Compatibility with third-party layered navigation extensions.
Fix: Compatibility with third-party category indexing extensions, including Enterprise SOLR.
Fix: In terms of catalog size, VM is now as scalable as Magento is itself for large catalogs.
Fix: Magento Enterprise catalog permissions are now supported.


2014-05-31 08:32:15
  • Version number: 2.1.8
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14
2.1.8 (May 21st 2014)
Feature: Move to the bottom arrow in the VM drag-and-drop window now allows products to be shifted to the bottom of the category.
Fix: Improved CE1.5 and EE1.10 compatibility.
Fix: Improved compatibility with Amasty Improved Navigation 2.3.8.
Fix: Incorrect usage of call_user_func in the smart category sorting code.
Fix: Improved compatibility with GoMage Advanced Navigation.
Fix: Improvements with handling hero products.
Bug: Solr compatibility issues are still pending. Fixed in 2.2.0, due in June.

2.1.7 (March 5th 2014)
Feature: You can now use Hero products in VM categories as well as smart category mode categories.
Feature: Smart Categories can now use 'Date Created (days ago)' and 'Date Modified (days ago)' to allow categories to be built using product creation and/or modification dates.
Feature: In Smart Categories you can now prefix values with ! to mean NOT. So you can have rules like 'Color !Red', meaning match all colors but not red.
Feature: Now auto-saves the category when switching from 'Smart Category' to 'Visual Merchandiser' mode. This prevents data loss.
Fix: Provided compatibility with Amasty Shopby layered navigation extension.
Fix: Handles multi-select attributes better.

2.1.5 (Jan 14th 2014)
Fix: Now allows a cloned category rule to be saved

2.1.4 (Jan 8th 2014)
Added Hero products for smart categories
Feature: Added sort logic options for smart categories of: 'Move out of stock to bottom', 'Special price to top' and 'Special price to bottom'.
Fix: Updated compatibility with Magento CE1.6
Fix: Provided compatibility with Mgt_AmazingWysiwyg

Visual Merchandiser 2.1.3

2013-12-15 09:21:22
  • Version number: 2.1.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1
Feature: Ability to show/hide the products position input fields in the 'Category Positions' tab.
Feature: Ability to hide products in the VM drag-and-drop window that have their 'visibility' attribute set to 'Not Visible Individually' or 'Search'.
Feature: Ability to hide products in the VM drag-and-drop window that have their 'status' attribute set to 'Disabled'.
Feature: Can now turn automatic re-indexing on/off.
Feature: From the search results in the VM drag-and-drop window, added the ability to promote a product that is already in the category straight to the top of the category. This is especially useful for categories containing many products, where you need to find an existing product quickly and get it to the top.

Fix: Now compatible with GoMage Advanced Navigation (tested with version 4.1).
Fix: Hides the demo store notice in the VM drag-and-drop window if enabled in the admin panel.
Fix: Now correctly handles situations where attribute codes added into the 'List Attribute Codes' field are invalid.

Change: Moved admin panel option to with in the 'Catalog' section and added a logo.
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