ET Advanced Compare

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This extension adds some freedom in product comparison management feature.
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ET Advanced Compare

Extension allows to add products to compare without page reloading (AJAX), improves visualization of results and allows to switch compare off on your website.
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Use Cases

Disable product compare on your website
Let's say, you are setting new website, which doesn't require product compare feature. Extension lets you get rid of every trace of product compare with one click.

Disable product compare for specific products
It doesn't make sense to compare products without attributes. Video games are a good example. Most likely, your customer wouldn't want to compare shooter with real time strategy or 2 sport simulators. In this case our extension can also help you. It adds "Remove compare link" attribute to every product, so that you yourself could decide whether to let customer to compare with product, or not.

Add to compare with AJAX
Do you want to speed up website and improve usability from customer's point of view? Adding product to compare without reloading the page - this feature was created exactly for that. So now, when customer will have to compare 12 products, he won't be cursing website owner and administrators, when he will have to wait for not-so-fast Magento website to reload 12 times.

Make product compare more obvious
Product can have a lot of attributes, which can confuse your customers. Our extension can be useful in this case too. With its help you can be sure, that most important information will be more clear. It can be achieved by using the following features of Advanced Compare:

  • It fixes Magento's standard problem - wrong order of attributes. Now on compare page attributes will be displayed in order, you added them to attribute set in admin panel.
  • Our extension contains advanced template, which hides attributes, whose values are equal for selected products. Customer can unhide these attributes in anytime without reloading the page.


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M1 Extension Versions

ET Advanced Compare v.1.0.1

2013-02-08 10:24:02
  • Version number: 1.0.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

  • + added attribute sorting in compare window in Magento versions 1.7.x
  • + refactored code for Magento standards
  • + moved template files from default to base (dropped native support for Magento 1.3.x to conform to Magento standards)
  • + moved skin files from default to base (dropped native support for Magento 1.3.x to conform to Magento standards)
  • + it is now possible to limit amount of products to compare
  • + added attribute sorting in compare window in Magento versions 1.6.x
  • * fixed attribute groups sorting in compare window

This extension adds some freedom in product comparison management feature.

2012-02-05 21:05:31
  • Version number: 0.5.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5
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Magento Connect 1.0 change

1. Extension allows to disable comparation on your shop (everywhere or on specified store view)
2. Extension adds attribute remove_compare_link. Depending on its value (Yes/No) the link for adding product to compare is shown or not shown (for example, if you want to forbid adding to compare for products with small attribute amounts - books, video games, etc.)
3. Extension increases shop performance by allowing customers to work with list of products for comparison without reloading page (add/remove product to list, clear list).
4. Extension contains advanced template for product comparison page. By default it doesn't display attributes, which values are the same for every product on the page. Customer can switch this feature off and on without reloading the page.
5. Extension adds sorting by attribute to product compare window (as in attribute set edit form in admin panel).

There seems to be a conflict with JM Purity free template

The ajax compare button most of the time doesn't work. Sometimes it does but rarely. Not really sure whats wrong, maybe a js library conflict..
Asked by: effgee
We don't guarantee that our free extension will work with every 3rd party extension and theme. If you believe that there is a problem in the extension, you can create a ticket in our issue tracking system. You will find a link to it on the extension configuration and the extension description pages. If you know how to fix the problem, you can give us the patch and we will include it in the future versions of the extension. That is if the patch doesn't break any current features. You can find the link to the source code repository on the extension's page. If you aren't able to fix the conflict by yourself, you can order our paid services to customize the extension. In this case you should write us an email with more details (link to the theme, link to the website with a problem and a step-by-step description to reproduce the problem).
Answered by: niro
Date published: 2014-04-05

Magento Connect Manager ver.

I have got the following version of magento connect Magento Connect Manager ver. can i use it to install ET advanced compare
Asked by: cgmmaes
Yes. If you will have any troubles let us known (we have ticket support system) and we will try to help.
Answered by: niro
Date published: 2016-04-16

Compare same category products

How can edit this extension to compare same category products?
Asked by: syedsaleem
Hello. Please, provide usage example. Use our ticket system to communicate with our support team. Link is available on extension configuration page.
Answered by: niro
Date published: 2015-11-07

Using athlete theme, still showing on category listings

Hi, I'm using the athlete theme and the ET Advanced Compare doesn't seem to be changing when the options in admin are set? I have set not to show compare but it it is still showing on category listings and product details pages.
Asked by: bluehorizonmedi
Removing product compare feature is highly dependent on quality of your store's theme. If compare block and links are made by Magento standards (that is by using layout update for block and checking for some conditions for displaying link), our extension should work. However, if block is inserted directly to template, or links are displayed without checking for conditions, you will have to modify your theme.
Answered by: niro
Date published: 2015-12-26

Error 500 after Install

After the installation I have a 500 error with [21-Sep-2016 09:21:13 UTC] PHP Fatal error: Class 'ET_AdvancedCompare_Helper_Data' not found in /home/accountname/public_html/app/Mage.php on line 547
Asked by: Mumble
Please, use our ticket system to get help from our support team. Error looks like extenbsion is not installed properly. Please, make sure that all files available on it folders.
Answered by: niro
Date published: 2016-11-26

Cookies Check

* extension version 1.0.6 * magento version CE 1.8 * theme name Pagayo Electronic Online * link to site with issue The ext is asking to activate cookies even if cookis are enabled in the browser thanks for the ext and support!
Asked by: giac_2014
Thank you for your feedback. Error was for old Magento versions ( and lower). I will update extension this week. Please, use next time our ticket system to get help from our support team. Link is available on extension configuration page and on extension page on our site.
Answered by: niro
Date published: 2015-04-18

Move above Cat Filters

What the best way to display the Compare Products options above Magento's left side default Category filters? Right now it's displaying below and hard to notice. Thank! Great extension!
Asked by: rudyc
Our extension works with compare block, that already exists in your theme and does not change theme. You will have to modify your theme to change the layout of the pages. You can refer to the official Magento designers guide for detailed information on how to modify your theme.
Answered by: niro
Date published: 2017-01-28

Attribute sets

Thanks for you extension that is really usefull. I'm wondering if there's a way to show attributes in comparison page grouped by Attribute Set.
Asked by: mdavoli
At this moment - no. You can request new feature in our support ticket.
Answered by: niro
Date published: 2014-07-12

Set limit compared products

I would like to ask you if your extension allows limiting the number of compared products. By default, Magento allows as many as you can add, which is really stupid. I can limit the number of shown products in side block, but Magento adds tons of products there. Need a solution for this.
Asked by: ADDISON
No. This extension cannot limit number of compared products from the box.
Answered by: niro
Date published: 2014-11-08

How to do

If the item is not adding to compare list how to display custom error message like Mage::getSingleton('catalog/session')->addSuccess( $this->__('The product %s not possible to add in comparison list.:(', Mage::helper('core')->escapeHtml($product->getName())) ); if i am using ET Advance compare this won't display because of ajax. How to over come this. Thanks in advance.
Asked by: Arshad M
Thank you for feedback. At this moment our extension does not allow to show any messages. We have planned to realize this feature in next release (if product cannot be added to comparsion list we should reload current page to display this error message). Please, use next time our ticket system to get support from our team.
Answered by: niro
Date published: 2014-05-31
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ET Advanced Compare is rated 1.9 out of 5 by 62.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Could not resolve host: magento-community The installation via magento connect 1.0, giving error message : "Could not resolve host: magento-community" with this install key : "magento-community/ET_AdvancedCompare" Try using 2.0 key, seem can connect to host but the install generate error also. Try to install manually, also error. Please fix the error. thx,
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from works but with errors when in list view, the first item on the list does not work, instead the compare link looks like this " href="#" " and the compare link is here " oldlink="http://www " second error: TypeError: null is not an object (evaluating '') rescanForNewCompare noreload.js:181 (anonymous function) noreload.js:257
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice work I have installed in on Magento ver. and work good.
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I've deleted comparison within a few minutes! Thanks!
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Fonctionne très simplement et plus de prise de tete a fouiller dans tout le code pour supprimer la comparaison. Je conseille vivement ! Merci
Date published: 2015-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked straight away This product work straight away even though I got an error 404. Saw a comment about relogging in to the Magento admin and it worked! Love it when it takes all of 5 minutes to get what you want. This extension is a great one.
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Error First using extension key I got error could not resolve host. Then I installed through zip and got error " Class 'ET_AdvancedCompare_Helper_Data' not found in Mage.php". My magento version is
Date published: 2015-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I'm new to Magento and was worried about having to edit core files to remove the compare products function. Found this extension and it did exactly what I needed! A+++
Date published: 2015-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked like a charm Easy installation and had the compare links and sidebars gone in minutes. Searched for a while how best way to turn this off. Nice thing is you can easily turn it back on again if needed. thanks much
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from cannot remove item from compare page in 1.9 cannot remove item from compare page in 1.9 not recomend this
Date published: 2015-01-30
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