Field for "Manufacturer" ?

When you add a new product, should there be a brand or manufacturer field? Maybe it is there and I am missing it. This would facilitate shoppers who prefer to shop by brand.

It is done via Product Features under the Catalog tab. When setup it will be in the Product features tab of the product page.

Thanks, that helps and I got it to work. I now have a “Shop by brand” block in my left column. All the wrappers are lists, so this this will eventually make the “shop by brand” block very long. Is there an easy way to turn this into a drop down list?



Manufacturer/Brand looks like a huge area for improvement for CS-Cart. Brand is fundamental to any product and should be high on the product entry page. As it is now, you must save your new product then go to the features tab.






I cleared the database and now I cannot addbbrands back to the block in the left column. Any tips to create a by brand block? I have brand listed as a product feature.

Dear Osu9400,



Have you tried to use Product filters (Admin panel → Catalog → Product filters) to do what you need? If there are a lot of brands in the filter, only a few will be displayed. The others will be available by the link “more”.

YES! That did it. Thanks.


[quote name=‘Alt-team’]Dear Osu9400,



Have you tried to use Product filters (Admin panel → Catalog → Product filters) to do what you need? If there are a lot of brands in the filter, only a few will be displayed. The others will be available by the link “more”.[/QUOTE]

I would like to know if this is doable out of the box, or little coding







CLOTHING

MEN

BOXERS

SWIMSUITS

WOMEN



ALIEN etc



BY BRAND

BRAND 1

BRAND 2





etc…



so basically only show brands of the current CAT/SUB CAT /SUB SUBCAT etc…

[quote name='vanderex' timestamp='1308689435' post='115460']

I would like to know if this is doable out of the box, or little coding







CLOTHING

MEN

BOXERS

SWIMSUITS

WOMEN



ALIEN etc



BY BRAND

BRAND 1

BRAND 2





etc…



so basically only show brands of the current CAT/SUB CAT /SUB SUBCAT etc…

[/quote]



This is how the filters work. If you are in a category that only has 3 brands then only those 3 brands will show with the count for each brand.

If you still want to do drop downs here are the instructions: CS-Cart Documentation — CS-Cart 4.15.x documentation

thanks a mill