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How to use Shop By Brand for Magento 2

The Shop By Brand extension allows you to group products by brand from a product attribute. The extension is very easy to use and allows you to configure it according to your needs.

Your customers will be able to find what they are looking for rapidly thanks to the Brands menu, the alphabet, and the search form available on the brands listing page. 

The extension comes with many configuration options to allow you to showcase the brands available in your online store. 

You'll also have full control over the SEO of each brand page and will be able to manage the URL key, the meta title, the meta description, and the meta keywords.

STEP 1: Manage Brands

Once the brand attribute is selected in the configuration, there is no much to do but to configure each brand individually as the brand options are automatically created. 

You can enable the extension in:
StoresSettingsConfiguration Wyomind Shop by brandGEneral Settings

Choose the brand attribute

Once the extension is enabled, you can choose the brand attribute from:
StoresSettingsConfiguration Wyomind Shop by brandGEneral Settings

Note that only select, dropdown, visual, and text swatch attributes will be displayed in the Brand Attribute list.

For example, you could choose the Manufacturer attribute configured as below:

Once the brand attribute is selected, save the configuration.

All the options of the product attribute will be automatically created and added to the brands' grid in:
CatalogManage Brands

Once the brands are created, there is no more link with the information of the attribute options. Changing the attribute value will not modify the brand, however, adding an attribute option will create a new brand.

Note that when saving the configuration, the swatch options images and titles will be used to create the brands.

Edit brands

The extension allows you to customize each brand page at the store view level. You'll be able to add a banner, a description, a short description, and display layered navigation to help your customers browse through the brand's products.

You can easily edit each brand from:
CatalogManage Brands

Firstly, you will have to define:

  • Main Title
    It is the name of the brand. It will be displayed on the frontend.
    Sportswear Brand
  • Status
    If disabled, the brand won't be available on the frontend and the URL will lead to a 404 page.
  • Is anchor
    This will display the layered navigation on the brand page.
  • Logo
    The logo must be JPG, GIF, PNG, and the size must not exceed 2 MB.
    If the swatch option is a color, an image of 50 pixels side is generated with the color of the option.
  • Logo alternative text
    This is the alternative text to display if the logo image is not found.
    Sportswear Brand

SEO

The Shop By Brand extension allows you to manage the SEO for your brand pages. 

  • URL Key
    It is the URL key to access the brand page.

    sportswear-brand
  • Meta Title
    It is the meta title for the brand page.
    Sportswear Brand
  • Meta Description
    It is the meta description for the brand page.
    Sportswear Brand is a brand of sports clothing and accessories created in 1990.
  • Meta Keywords
    These are the meta keywords. They must be separated by a comma. 
    sports,sportswear,clothes,clothing,fashion

Content

In the Content section, you can add the following: 

  • Description
    The description will be displayed on top of the brand page.
  • Short Description
    The short description will be displayed in the tooltip (when enabled) and on the brand listing page.
  • Banner
    The banner must be JPG, GIF, PNG, and the size must not exceed 2 MB.
  • Banner alternative text
    This is the alternative text to display if the banner image is not found.
    Sportswear Brand banner

Products

In the Products tab, you can find a grid including all the products linked to the brand. 

Note that if you change the value of the brand attribute in the product page, it has an impact on the list of the brand's products.

STEP 2: Manage the brands listing page

You can enable the Brands listing page from:
StoresSettingsConfiguration Wyomind Shop by brandBrands listing page

You will have to configure several options.

URL key

Define the URL key of the brand listing page.

brands.html

You'll then be able to access the brand listing page from: www.yourstore.com/brands.html

Title

Define the title of the brand listing page.

Brands

Display the brands logo

Choose if you want to display the brands' logo and define:

  • Logo minimum width
    The size must be defined in pixels.
    50
  • Logo maximum width
    The size must be defined in pixels.
    50

Add a tooltip with the short description over the brand

You have the possibility to display a tooltip with a short description when hovering the mouse over the brand logo or name.

You can configure the short description when editing the brand.

Add brands search form

You can add a search form for the brands. 

Display alphabet

You can display the alphabet at the top of the page to filter the brands.

You can choose not to display orphan letters. 

Display brands without products

You have the possibility to hide brands that have no products. 

Display number of products for each brand

Display the number of products for each brand.

You can also hide the number of products of each brand.


STEP 3: Manage the brands menu

The Brand menu is a minimalist view of the Brand listing page.

You can configure the below options from:
StoresSettingsConfiguration Wyomind Shop by brandBrands Menu 

Display the brands logo

Choose if you want to display the brands' logo in the menu and define:

  • Logo minimum width
    The size must be defined in pixels.
    30
  • Logo maximum width
    The size must be defined in pixels.
    30

Display alphabet

You can display the alphabet in the menu to filter the brands.


You can choose not to display orphan letters. 

Display brands without products

You can hide brands that have no products in the menu. 

Display number of products for each brand

Display the number of products for each brand in the menu.

You can also hide the number of products of each brand in the menu.

STEP 4: Manage the product page

You have the possibility to add the brand logo on each product page.

For that, enable the Display brand logo option from:
StoresSettingsConfiguration Wyomind Shop by brandProduct Page 

If enabled, the brand logo will be displayed on each product page. 

Feature all your brands on your Magento® 2 store with
Shop By Brand!

Highlight your brands

Showcase your brands on your online store thanks to:

  • a dropdown menu
  • a page listing all brands
  • unique pages for each brand
  • brand logos on the product pages

Get started easily and rapidly

  1. Select the brand attribute and save the configuration
  2. Your brands are already available!
  3. All you have to do now is configure the display of the brands' page and menu
  4. And finally, customize the pages of each brand

Enjoy a responsive and SEO-friendly extension

  • Boost organic rankings on search engine results pages by managing the URL key, meta title, description, and keywords of your brand pages.
  • Offer a completely responsive design to all the users of your website.
Freqently Asked Questions
Pre-sales informations

This extension works with Magento Community Edition and also Magento Enterprise Edition. To know if Shop By Brand is compatible with your Magento version, please check the Compatibility tab.

License and domains

A license is valid for an unlimited period of time on one single Magento installation

  • If you're using more than one Magento installation, you will have to buy a separate license for each instance.
  • if you're running several domains on a same Magento installation, you will need only one license for all of them.
Although your license doesn’t have a limited period of validity, your support period does. By purchasing an extension, you’ll be granted a 6-month support period for free. Passed this period, you will have to pay for a new one (see FAQ: Extend your Support period)

You can pre-register your live domain to your license in advance.

Thanks to this option, you'll be able to get the extension ready to use on your domain before it goes live.

To pre-register your production domain: 

  1. Go to:
    mY accountLicenses & DOwnloads
  2. Click on  next to the extension you want your domain to pre-register on.
  3. Click on the link at the bottom of the page saying:
    Do you want to pre-register your domain in order to be ready to go live?
  4. Finally, enter your domain name and click on pre-register now .
Attention, this doesn't mean your license is activated. You'll still have to activate it on your new domain when the extension is installed. 

One license is valid for an unlimited period of time on one Magento installation only. However, it is possible to extend or transfer your license in 2 cases: 

  • If you would like to add your testing environments to your license. 
    In that case, it is possible to extend your license to an unlimited number of domains for free.
    For example: mywebsite-staging.com or mywebsite-dev.com
  • If you want to transfer your license to another live domain.
    In that case, the support period for your license must still be active.

To be able to use Shop By Brand on both your production and testing environments, follow the instructions below:

  1. Download Shop By Brand.
    (see FAQ: Extensions download)
  2. Install Shop By Brand on your environment.
    (see FAQ: Extensions installation)
  3. Activate the license.
    (see FAQ: Extensions activation from the backoffice or Extensions activation from the CLI)

Also, if you are managing a large amount of domains, please contact us so that we can automatically whitelist these domains.
Extension versioning and download

In order to download Shop By Brand, log into your Wyomind account:

    1. Go to:
      my accountLicenses & downloads 
    2. Click on the  icon next to Shop By Brand.

      A new window opens.

    3. Choose the version of Shop By Brand.
      You will be able to choose the most recent version of Shop By Brand (for both Magento 1 and Magento 2).
    4. Click on  .

Your download can start.

When purchasing an extension from wyomind.com, you benefit from a lifetime upgrade. You can at any time download the latest version of the extension directly from your account. 

To upgrade Shop By Brand, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to:
    my accountLicenses & Downloads
  2. Click on  next to Shop By Brand.
  3. Choose the latest version of Shop By Brand (for Magento 1 and Magento 2).
  4. Click on download .
  5. Install the new version of Shop By Brand to update your Magento admin. 

Extensions Installation/Uninstallation

You can install Shop By Brand manually.

  1. Download Shop By Brand (zip file) on:
    mY ACCOUNTLicenses & Downloads
     
    Refer to the FAQ: Extensions download
  2. Once Shop By Brand is downloaded, open the folder and unzip it.
  3. Copy the content of the unzipped folder and paste all files and directories in your Magento 2 root directory.
  4. In your Command Line Interface, execute:
    bin/magento setup:upgrade 

    If you are using a production mode, execute also:

    bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy  
    bin/magento setup:di:compile  

You can install Shop By Brand using Composer software in two cases:

  • if you purchased Shop By Brand on Magento Marketplace.
  • if you purchased Shop By Brand on Wyomind.com AND requested access to our repository:
    repo.wyomind.com
  1. Add to your composer configuration our repository:
    composer config repositories.wyomind composer https://repo.wyomind.com 

  2. Execute Composer command:
    composer require wyomind/shopbybrand
  3. Then go in your Command Line Interface and execute:
    bin/magento setup:upgrade ​
  4. If you are using a production mode, also execute:
    bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy  ​
    bin/magento setup:di:compile​

To uninstall Shop By Brand, start with disabling the extension running the following command:

bin/magento module:disable Wyomind_ShopByBrand

Then, you have 2 ways to uninstall the extension depending on how the extension has been previously installed: 

  • Manual installation

    Run the shopbybrand-uninstall.sh file (you can find it in the extension zip folder) from your Magento root directory:

    sh shopbybrand-uninstall.sh

     

  • Installation via Composer

    Run the below command line:

    composer remove wyomind/shopbybrand

Once the uninstallation is over, refresh your cache and enable the compiler back again (if you use it). 

You can install Shop By Brand via Web Setup Wizard if you purchased it from Magento Marketplace only.

To know how to proceed, all steps are described in the link below: 
http://docs.magento.com/m2/ce/user_guide/system/component-manager.html

Next step is to activate your license:
Extension activation

Extensions activation

Once Shop By Brand is installed, you have to activate the license. For previous versions, you can activate the license from your back-office:

    1. Go to your Magento admin panel. A message pops up at the top of the page.


      If the message doesn't appear then you must check that:

         1. The Adminhtml_Notifications and Wyomind_Core modules are well enabled.
         2. The HTML output of the Adminhtml_Notifications and Wyomind_Core modules are not disabled in:
      storesconfigurationadvanced advanced
         3. The encryption key well exists in app/etc/env.php:
      <?php
       return array(
       'backend' => array(
       'frontName' => 'admin'
       ),
       'crypt' => array(
       'key' => '1e8f3c6772b7a6a6689c3c8cefa4ccf0'
       ),
       /* ... */
       )
      ?>​
    2. Copy your activation key in:
      StoresConfigurationWyomind Your extension

      You can find your activation key in 2 different places:
      In the confirmation email that you received after purchasing Shop By Brand.
      In your Wyomind account:My account Licenses & downloads
      Select Shop By Brand and click on  .

      A new page opens where you'll find your activation key (see below).


    3. In your Magento admin go to:
      StoresConfigurationWyomind Your extension

      Paste the activation key in the Activation Key field and choose between the automatic (yes) or the manual (no) activation method:
      By choosing Yes, the connection to Wyomind license server will be automatic.
      By choosing No, you will have to log on to Wyomind license server yourself.

    4. Click on Save config .
    5. A message appears at the top of your admin panel. Click on that link: 
      Activate it now!
    6. Copy and paste the license code in the License code field from your admin or simply click on Activate now! 


    7. Finally, refresh your cache, log out and log in back straight after, to complete the installation.

When the extension includes other modules, repeat the steps described above for each one, using the corresponding activation keys (each module has its own activation key).

Add another domain to your license


To activate the license on another domain (test, staging...):

  1. Once the extension is installed on the new domain, copy your activation key in:
    StoresConfigurationWyomind Your extension
  2. After having saved the configuration, a notification appears. Click on Add this domain to my license.

  3. A transfer request will then be sent to our team within an hour.
    Once the request is taken care of, you will receive a confirmation email.
    If your transfer request is accepted, you can use Shop By Brand on both environments at the same time.

Note that the order in which you activate your license on your domains does not matter. You can start with your staging/dev/local environment or with your live domain, the process will be the same.

Also, if you have loads of staging domains, or if you are an agency managing load of domains for your customers, please contact us so that we can automatically whitelist these domains.

Once Shop By Brand is installed, you have to activate the license.

For this, you can use the below command line (change the Activation key with the corresponding value):

bin/magento wyomind:license:activate Wyomind_ShopByBrand <YOUR_ACTIVATION_KEY>

To retrieve the list of all the available modules as well as the licenses status, please use:

bin/magento wyomind:license:status

 Among the different status, you can find: 

  • registered = your license is registered
  • pending = you need to run the activation command line
  • invalidated = the license has been invalidated due to a wrong activation key or a license infringement
 
Check how to add another domain to your license.
Magento® Compatibility

Magento® Open Source

(Magento® Community Edition)

  • 2.4.3
  • 2.4.2
  • 2.4.1
  • 2.4
  • 2.3.7
  • 2.3.6
  • 2.3.5
  • 2.3.4
  • 2.3.3
  • 2.3.2
  • 2.3.1
  • 2.3

Adobe® Commerce

(Magento® Enterprise Edition)

  • 2.4.3
  • 2.4.2
  • 2.4.1
  • 2.4
  • 2.3.7
  • 2.3.6
  • 2.3.5
  • 2.3.4
  • 2.3.3
  • 2.3.2
  • 2.3.1
  • 2.3
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Changelog
  • Fix for the products' recovery in ELS compatibility mode and when there are a lot of products
  • Fix for a bug that could generate errors in the menu

Bug Fix

  • Fix on the links to delete a selected filter
  • Fix for a problem of display with custom menus
  • Fix for the brands displayed in the listing page when they don't have any product for the current store view
  • Fix for displaying the layered navigation in the product listing pages of each brand

Enhancement

  • Link to the brand page added to the logo displayed on the product page

Enhancement

  • Possibility to add the brand logo on the product pages
  • Minor fix for sorting the brands by name
  • Title removed from the brands listing page
  • Brands sorting by name in the brands page
  • First public release
Demo store
Work in progress...

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