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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
    M1 Extension Versions

    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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    Magento Connect 1.0 change

    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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    Magento Connect 1.0 change

    Compatible with Magento 1.6
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    Q&A

    Icons in list.phtml

    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'); ?>
    Asked by: Armand
    Thanks Raoul! This works, great support and love the extensions. Respect from me.
    Answered by: Armand
    Date published: 2013-11-16

    Alt tag and tooltip

    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.
    Asked by: Tucker2014
    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
    Answered by: Tucker2014
    Date published: 2014-06-21

    @palasis "There has been an error processing your request"

    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 ?
    Asked by: raulsanchez
    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 Regards
    Answered by: raulsanchez
    Date published: 2014-03-15

    Mozilla issue

    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
    Asked by: mailon
    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
    Answered by: raulsanchez
    Date published: 2013-10-22

    @fahadmgk not work in custom theme, can u tell me what can i do to make it work with custom theme

    Asked by: raulsanchez
    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
    Answered by: raulsanchez
    Date published: 2013-10-22

    Error Product Edit After Uninstall

    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
    Asked by: kaz0ku
    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
    Answered by: raulsanchez
    Date published: 2013-10-22

    Multilingual

    How to create "Short Description" translatable??
    Asked by: tabac
    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
    Answered by: raulsanchez
    Date published: 2014-02-22

    Autothumb? Larger images?

    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
    Asked by: mailon
    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
    Answered by: raulsanchez
    Date published: 2013-10-22

    How to get it working with the default RWD template?

    In magento 1.9.X i only can get this working in the old "default" template and not in the new themplate - RWD that magento uses. Can you give us a step by step instruction how to get this working in the RWD template? Its working fine in product listing - but not on the product page.
    Asked by: mummes

    Display icons next to eachother?

    I have tried editing my CSS file to show display:inline but it's not working. How do I get my icons to show in a horizontal list on the catalog page, instead of vertical? Thanks!
    Asked by: Tiff
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    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_12
    • loc_en_US, sid_10170, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LOCALE, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
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    Reviews

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    VIAN Pictograms is rated 1.6 out of 5 by 27.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Breaks Group Prices So I tried to do a fix and wasn't able to figure it out. I even noticed that in the Q&A someone had the same problem. The solution of disabling on the front end didn't work for me. I have used this product on another website that had configurable products. It worked perfectly. So I guess you need to decide what your needs are and if this will work. If you have Grouped Products, the prices will be missing. Would be nice if someone offers a solution as this extension is very handy. I'm on 1.9.2.3 but I don't think that matters.
    Date published: 2016-03-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Perfect in 1.9.2.2 We've been using this since Magento 1.7, and it still works. We use it for clothing care symbols. Thanks VIAN Solutions.
    Date published: 2016-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectly, thaks a lot! Instaled on Magento 1.9.1.0 sucessfully. Thanks a lot Vian for this great extension!
    Date published: 2015-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
    Date published: 2014-06-24
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not working in 1.8.1 gutted it not working with 1.8.1. with hellowired never mind :( had to uninstall
    Date published: 2014-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
    Date published: 2014-02-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 ?
    Date published: 2014-01-04
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
    Date published: 2013-09-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
    Date published: 2013-06-13
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    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_27
    • loc_en_US, sid_10170, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_magento

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