Magento 2 Advance Shop By Brand Extension

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USER MANUAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction ......................................................1
Benefits of Advance Shop By Brand ................1
Installation & Activation ...................................2
Installation Steps...........................................2
Installation via Composer .............................3
Extension Activation .........................................5
How it Works?...................................................6
Back end Configuration: ...............................6
Front end Configuration: ........................... 12
Points to Note: ............................................... 13
Advance Shop By Brand
FAQ: ................................................................ 14
Version: 1.0.2
Contact Us ...................................................... 15
Compatibility:
Community Edition 2.0.*
USER MANUAL – Advance Shop By Brand
Introduction
Shop by Brand Magento 2 Extension allows store customers to shop products based on their brand preferences. As a
store admin it allows adding of brand attributes to products and shows them all the brand details in the frontend.
Customers can also filter products by brand on category pages. Managing brands of products from the admin side has
never become very easy!
Benefits of Advance Shop By Brand
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Improve sales of any brand through this easy-to-manage extension.
Helps customers to quickly find out the products and brands they are looking for.
Improves business as you can get to know which ones are the best-selling brands.
Reduces shopping time and efforts.
Improves shopping experience of customers.
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Installation & Activation
Installation Steps
Mandatory Instruction: Kindly ensure that Magento 2 is set up correctly. Enter developer mode before initiating the
installation. You can achieve the mode by running the following command: bin/magento deploy:mode:set developer -s
It will enable the developer mode and skip compilation. You can enter default mode after successful installation of the
extension.
Manual Installation (Installing Magento 2 extension by copying code)
Step 1:
For Windows OS:
 Go to <your Magento install dir>/app/code. Under that, create the folders using following hierarchy:
o Biztech
o Shop By Brand
For Linux OS:
 Enter the following commands keeping their order:
cd <your Magento install dir>/app/code
mkdir -p Biztech/Shop By Brand
 After this, find the Download Zip and extract all files and folders in Biztech/ Shop By Brand.
Step 2:
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After the successful installation you have to run the command on Magento2 root directory-“php bin/magento
setup:upgrade”.
If you see blank page or permission error, go to Terminal (Linux)/ Command Prompt (Windows).
cd [magento root directory][var]
run the following command
$ chmod –R 777 *
Step 3:
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After running the command, log into the admin panel and clear the Cache. Go to SYSTEM →Tools (section) →
CACHE MANAGEMENT to clear the cache.
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Step 4:
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After successful installation, you can see the “Advance Shop By Brand” under BIZTECH tab inside STORES →
CONFIGURATION.
Installation via Composer
Step 1:
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Install composer from this link. If you already installed composer, skip this step.
Step 2:
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Go to app → Code → Biztech → Product Designer, right click on composer.json and select use composer here.
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Step 3:
After that you can see command prompt where you have to run the following command:
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composer update
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Step 4:
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Now go to [magento root directory] and right click on use Composer here.
Step 5:
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You can see the cmd window and run the following command here:
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php bin/magento setup:upgrade
Step 6:
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After running the command, log into the admin panel and clear the Cache. Go to SYSTEM →Tools (section) →
CACHE MANAGEMENT to clear the cache.
Step 7:
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After successful installation, you can see the “Manufacturer” under BIZTECH tab inside STORES →
CONFIGURATION.
Extension Activation
Step 1: Copy an activation key
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Copy the activation key from the Order Confirmation Mail. OR
Log into your account at www.appjetty.com using the email and password you have provided at
checkout process.
Go to Downloadable Options and copy the activation key for the Advance Shop By Brand extension.
Step 2: Activate the extension
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Log into Magento Admin Panel and go to Stores → Configuration → Biztech → Manufacturer Activation and
enter the activation key in the ''Activation Key'' field and then click the “Save Config” button.
Step 3: Select Websites
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When you enter and save the key it will be verified and you can select the websites where you need to use the
Advance Shop By Brand extension. Click the ''Save Config'' button after making your selections.
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How it Works?
Back end Configuration:
Please follow the below steps to configure Advance Shop by Brand extension.
Go to STORES → Configuration. In the left column you will see the tab BIZTECH → Manufacturer.
Step 1: General Configuration
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Enabled: Select “Yes” to enable the extension.
Show in top menu: Select “Yes” to display manufacturer in top menu.
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Show in Top Links: Select “Yes” to display manufacturer in top link.
Image Resolution: You can set the image resolution here, so that the logo at front end will be of same size
irrespective of its own resolution.
Step 2: Left/Right Navigation Configuration
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Enabled: Select “Yes” to display brands in layered navigation.
Display Option: You can choose from logo, name or both.
Image Resolution: Enter the image resolution to have same size logo of brands on layered navigation.
Show Featured Brands on Left/Right Sidebar: Select “Yes” to show Featured Brands in the sidebar.
Display Featured Brands in Block/Slider: You can display the featured brands in either block or slider. The
slider configuration appears if you select slide.
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Step 3: Manufacturer List Configuration
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Enabled: Select “Yes” to display all the brand logo.
Hide Brands without Products: If yes, then will not show brands without products at front end.
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Hide Brands with obsolete products: This option will be available when above option is set to “Yes”. If yes,
then will not show brands if assigned all products are not in stock.
Display option: You can choose only logo or both logo and name.
Attribute Code: Admin can select attribute from the dropdown to which manufacturer data is added. Refer
Step 9 for further information.
Image Resolution: Enter the image resolution to have same size logo of brands on list page.
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Step 4: Brand Sitemap Options
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For SEO purpose no need to manually add brands for Google Sitemap.
Step 5: Product View Configuration
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Enabled: Select “Yes” to display brand logo on product detail page.
Image Resolution: Enter the image resolution to have same size logo of brand on product page.
Step 6: Slider Configuration
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Enabled: Select “Yes” to show brand slider on list page.
Slides: Enter the number of images to be displayed in the slider at a time. (by default 4)
Slide Margin: Enter the margin to be shown between two slides.
Image Resolution: Enter the image resolution to have same size logo of brand on slider.
Step 7: Pagination settings
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Enable toolbar on Manufacturer list page: Select “Yes” to show pagination bar on list page.
Enable toolbar on Manufacturer View page: Select “Yes” to show pagination bar on brand view page.
Step 8: Search Settings
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Show Manufacturer: Select “Yes” to show manufacturer dropdown next to the search box.
Step 9: Add Manufacturer
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Go to STORES → Attributes → Product. You can add brand names in any of the attribute listed in Step 3 →
Attribute code.
So select the attribute and add the brand names here.
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Go to Manufacturer. Click on “Add Manufacturer”.
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Select Manufacturer: Choose the manufacturer from dropdown. The values added in the attribute will display
here.
Status: Select “Enabled” to keep it active.
Show in Sidebar: Select “Yes” to show this brand in the sidebar.
Is Featured: Select “Yes” to show this brand as featured.
Priority: You can set priority for brands to display them accordingly.
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Manufacturer Logo: Choose an image (greater than 100 * 100) to be displayed as brand logo.
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Description: Enter description about brand to be shown at list page.
Short Description: Enter short description about brand to be shown at list page.
Meta title, keyword and description: You can enter Meta details specific to brands.
URL key: Enter the URL key for brand.
Step 10: Associate Products to Brand
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Go to PRODUCTS → Catalog. Open any product in edit view. Look for Manufacturer label and select the
appropriate brand from the dropdown.
Save the product.
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Front end Configuration:
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Home page: It shows Manufacturer in main menu, search box and side bar.
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List page: It shows all the active brands in alphabetic listing with layered navigation, pagination bar and slider.
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View page: The brand view page shows its name, logo and description with pagination bar and its associated
products.
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Product page: The product page will have clickable brand logo which redirects to brand page. It also shows
more products from same brand.
Points to Note:
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Re indexing:
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Go to System → Index management. Select Manufacturer URLs and Manufacturer data for re indexing.
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Purpose: for Manufacturer data, suppose you create another store and add a new store view, then entire
data is copied to the store view except manufacturer. So to copy this re indexing is provided.
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Purpose: Manufacturer URLs, in case brand URLs are deleted, then on re indexing this will create new
URLs.
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FAQ:
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Which Magento version is Advance Shop by Brand compatible with?
Ans. The current Advance Shop by Brand / Manufacturer version is compatible with: Community Edition:
2.0.*.
2.
Is it mandatory to add brand values to the attribute?
Ans. Yes, you need to add the brand values as explained to create brands.
3.
I am not able to see extension on my website or checkout or cart page
Ans. If you are using any custom theme, then please make sure that extension is installed in custom theme
directory. You can refer the steps above.
4.
Does extension allow assigning the manufacturer to a product through the manufacturer manager or through
the product page?
Ans. This extension allows admin to assign manufacturer to a product through the product page.
5.
The images for brand logo are different sizes. How to even them at front end?
Ans. There is a configuration called “Image Resolution” where you can specify the height and width of logo to
be displayed at front end. Kindly click the “Clean Cache” button to see the change.
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I don’t find any value in the “Select Manufacturer” field while adding the brand. Any clue?
Ans. Kindly make sure that you have populated the brand values in the attribute and selected that attribute in
the configuration.
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Contact Us
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Live Chat
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Visit our product page at:
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button for instant support.
Tickets
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Raise tickets for your specific question!
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Send an email to [email protected] or you
can login to my account www.appjetty.com
and click on My Support Tickets on your
account dashboard, to get answers to your
specific questions. Our team will work to
respond to your query prompt.
Customization:
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If you would like to customize or discuss about additional feature for Advance Shop By Brand, please write to
[email protected]
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